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Australia hits out at threatened UN downgrade of Great Barrier Reef

Australia said Tuesday it will strongly oppose a UNESCO plan to list the Great Barrier Reef as being "in danger" over deterioration caused by...

Ballooning spiders leave Australian region covered in webs

An arachnid invasion left swathes of Australia's Gippsland region covered in webs as the spiders sought higher ground to escape flooding.

Australia struggles to quash persistent coronavirus outbreaks

Sydney was battling a fresh Covid-19 cluster on Tuesday just as Melbourne's latest outbreak receded, highlighting Australia's difficulty in quashing...

Australia takes China to WTO over wine duties

Australia will take China before the World Trade Organization over Beijing's imposition of crippling tariffs on Australian wine exports, it announced...

Bank, airline web outage ‘not caused’ by cyberattack

A major online outage that hit bank and airline websites on both sides of the Pacific was not caused by a cyberattack, the tech provider responsible...

Major banks, airlines hit in new global online outage

Major banks and airlines were among businesses hit by a fresh global online outage Thursday, with the problem traced to US-based tech provider...

Russell Crowe plans coastal Australian film studio

Hollywood actor Russell Crowe announced plans on Wednesday to build a film studio on Australia's east coast, amid a rush of movie productions...

Australia releases Tamil asylum-seeking family from island detention

Australia's conservative government bowed to public pressure and announced the release of a Tamil asylum-seeking family from island detention...

After fire and floods, Aussie farmers suffer devastating mouse plague

After surviving years of crippling drought, farmers in eastern Australia are locked in a months-long battle with hordes of mice that are pouring...

Indonesia dengue fever study offers hope in disease battle

Dengue fever infections dropped dramatically in an Indonesian study where a bacteria was introduced into disease-carrying mosquitoes, offering...

Risky undercover work key in ANOM police coup

In bamboozling criminal networks into embracing a bogus encrypted messaging app, police relied on cutting-edge tech to outflank gangsters in...

Australia PM to press G7 on trade rules reform to rein in China

An overhaul of global trade rules is essential to stopping economic coercion, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was expected to say Wednesday,...

ANOM : Hundreds arrested in ‘staggering’ global crime sting

Police arrested more than 800 people worldwide in a huge global sting involving encrypted phones that were secretly planted by the FBI, law enforcement...

‘What’s the price today?’ : FBI phone app reaped secrets of global drug networks

One drug trafficker texted another that he had a "job" and a proven way to get it done: two kilograms of cocaine from Bogota using the French...

Australia’s largest dinosaur identified as new species

A gigantic dinosaur discovered in Australia's outback has been identified as a new species and recognised as one of the largest to ever roam...

Australian soldier sues media over Afghan war crimes allegations

A defamation trial opened Monday pitting one of Australia's most decorated soldiers against three major newspapers that accused him of war crimes...

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