Friday, Jan 18, 2019 | Last Update : 09:21 PM IST

Sydney

Conservative rural politician sworn in as Australia's new deputy prime minister

McCormack, who had been the veterans' affairs minister, was sworn in as deputy PM shortly after his appointment.

26 Feb 2018 6:17 PM

India, US, Japan, Aus form ‘quad’ to compete with China’s BRI: report

The United States, Japan, India and Australia have recently revived four-way talks to deepen security cooperation.

19 Feb 2018 3:05 PM

After deputy’s ‘shocking’ affair, Aus PM bans sex between ministers

Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce, married for 24 years, is expecting a child with his former staffer in April.

15 Feb 2018 4:09 PM

1,500 evacuated from Papua New Guinea after volcano eruption

After venting ash for several days, the volcano exploded on Friday, blasting out glowing red rocks and sulphur dioxide.

14 Jan 2018 1:41 PM

Australian police seizes 1.2 ton meth worth USD 802 million in record drug bust

This seizure surpassed the previous record of 903 kilogram in Melbourne early in 2017.

22 Dec 2017 1:40 PM

Australia pulls fighter jets out of Iraq, Syria, ends air strike against ISIS

The decision follows the Islamic State jihadist group losing its two main hubs -- Mosul in Iraq and Raqa in Syria.

22 Dec 2017 10:16 AM

Car mows down pedestrians in Melbourne, injuring 12; driver arrested

A pre-school child with a head injury was taken to hospital in a serious condition.

21 Dec 2017 1:17 PM

Woman stuck in mine shaft rescued 2 days later, after being spotted by drone

The 26-year-old vanished from her home in Lightning Ridge after going for walk, sparking a large-scale search and rescue operation.

18 Dec 2017 6:26 PM

Days after Australia legalizes same-sex marriage, first couple tie the knot

Amy and Elise McDonald were given an exemption to marry in Melbourne since their relatives also had flown in from overseas.

17 Dec 2017 5:16 PM

Sydney: Man arrested for acting as N Korea agent, brokering sales of arms

He's the first person charged under Australia's Weapons of Mass Destruction Act and faces a maximum 10-year prison sentence.

17 Dec 2017 1:23 PM