Australia sweltered through its hottest month on record in January and the summer of extremes continued with wildfires razing the drought-parched south and flooding in expanses of the tropical north.
New Zealand international Issac Luke and his former South Sydney team-mate Luke Keary put their hands up to play for Ireland in the 2017 World Cup.
Famous for whale watching, and with a limit of 150 visitors at any one time, Lady Elliot is a castaway paradise island.
Authorities scrambled to airlift hospital patients from the path of a cyclone roaring towards waterlogged north-eastern Australia today and urged residents to flee potentially deadly flash floods.
The FTSE 100 Index was stuck in the red today as investor nerves continued to weigh on sentiment.
A pet dog swept off a sailboat in choppy seas off Australia was found alive four months later on a remote island – and returned to her family, who had thought she was dead.
FOR decades, the poisonous cane toad has plagued Australians, breeding rapidly, eating voraciously and bestowing death upon most animals that dare consume it.
Two Irish backpackers have been killed in a road crash in Australia.
Outraged child welfare campaigners in Australia have protested after nine people who raped a 10-year-old girl escaped jail because a judge said their victim “consented” to sex.
Nine people who pleaded guilty to raping a 10-year-old girl have avoided prison sentences – causing outrage in Australia today.
Australia’s Karrie Webb won her sixth ANZ Ladies Masters and her second title in as many weeks with a final-round 68 at Royal Pines Resort on the Australian Gold Coast.
A MASSIVE clean-up operation was underway yesterday after super cyclone Larry ripped through northern Queensland leaving behind a devastated landscape.
An Australian politician whose father was held in a German labour camp during the Second World War says he plans to renounce his allegiance to the Queen after seeing a photo of Prince Harry wearing a Nazi swastika.
A British teenager who was lost for three days in an Australian rainforest today told how she survived her ordeal by eating chewing gum.
Celebrity Survivor stars today made life hard for themselves on the first day of their wilderness adventure by polishing off almost their entire allowance of food in just two hours.
Eight famous faces were braving the perils of the jungle today in the new celebrity version of Survivor.
A British tourist has apparently become the first person in the world to die from the sting of the peanut-sized Irukandji jellyfish.
A tourist was in a critical condition today after he was stung by a potentially deadly peanut-sized jellyfish off Australia’s northeast coast.
Around 2000 Australian firefighters have had to put Christmas on hold today as they continue to battle 70 bush fires burning across the country’s most populated state.
Four Australians are feared dead after a plane flying to the Barrier Reef crashed in rugged terrain.
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