MELBOURNE Firefighters in the northern Australian state of Queensland battled more than 100 bushfires on Sunday, as temperatures soared above 40 degrees Celsius (104°F) in parts of the drought-hit state.
MELBOURNE Protesters rallied in Australia's two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne, on Saturday calling for an end to the country's controversial South Pacific detention centers which house refugees who try to reach Australia by boat.
MELBOURNE Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan were greeted by rapturous applause on Saturday when they arrived for the final day of the Invictus Games in Sydney.
MELBOURNE Australia has commissioned an inquiry into the impact mental illness has on economic productivity, the government said on Sunday.
MELBOURNE Strong winds intensified bushfires burning across much of the Australian state of New South Wales on Saturday, with the Rural Fire Service (RFS) upgrading warnings on three of more than 70 fires to emergency level.
MELBOURNE Australia's federal government announced on Sunday a A$1.8-billion (1.03 billion pounds)increase in funding for drought-afflicted farmers, with parts of the country's east coast suffering the driest conditions in living memory.
MELBOURNE Australia on Sunday announced a A$190 million ($140.56 million) aid package for drought-afflicted farmers as much of east coast suffers the worst dry spell in living memory.
MELBOURNE Australia has established a security task force to guard against cyber attacks and interference in elections, the government said on Saturday, amid concerns foreign powers are meddling in domestic affairs and ahead of five elections next month.
MELBOURNE National Australia Bank on Saturday suffered what it described as a "nationwide outage" to some of its technology systems, leaving customers unable to access banking services or withdraw money.
MELBOURNE Kangaroos are one of Australia's biggest tourist draws, but visitors to one park are getting more than they bargained for.