SYDNEY Australia will hold an inquiry into the crisis-ridden public broadcaster ABC following allegations its chairman succumbed to political pressure by calling for the removal of a senior journalist.
WELLINGTON A New Zealand supermarket chain pulled a brand of Australian strawberries off its shelves after needles were found in punnets purchased from a store in Auckland.
SYDNEY An Indian sailor injured in a solo round-the-world race has been rescued, the Indian Navy said on Monday, after Australian authorities said a French ship was nearing his storm-damaged yacht off Australia's west coast. | Video
MELBOURNE An Australian filmmaker arrived in Sydney on Sunday after a pardon by Cambodia's king released him from a six-year jail sentence for espionage that he received after flying a drone over an opposition rally. | Video
SYDNEY Support for Australia's center-right government edged higher over the past fortnight, a widely watched opinion poll showed on Monday, but voter anger over a leadership coup suggests the government still faces a heavy defeat at elections due by May.
MELBOURNE When the song "Eagle Rock" played at a bar in an outback Australian mining town of Kalgoorlie late one night, a dozen young men scattered around a pool table dropped their trousers and heartily sang along in their underwear.
MELBOURNE The family of an Australian filmmaker pardoned by Cambodia after being jailed on espionage charges said on Saturday it was happy the "nightmare" came to an end, while the Australian foreign minister thanked the government in Phnom Penh for his release.
PHNOM PENH Cambodia has granted a pardon to an Australian filmmaker jailed in August on espionage charges for six years, a court in Phnom Penh said on Friday.
SYDNEY A 12-year-old girl was attacked by a shark in waters off Australia's tropical northeast coast on Thursday, an ambulance official said, the second attack in the tourist region in as many days.
SYDNEY Australia on Thursday increased the jail term to 15 years for anyone convicted of contaminating foodstuffs as a scare over needles found in strawberries and other fruits gripped the country.
NEW YORK Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said a Turkish court, not politicians, will decide the fate of an American pastor whose detention on terrorism charges has hit relations between Ankara and Washington. | Video