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Australia and US make record...Australian police have arrested six...

Australian police have arrested six people in Victoria and New South Wales after the biggest seizure of crystal methamphetamine in US history. Authorities say the 1,728kg (3,800lb) stash - the largest ever intercepted drug shipment to Australia - was found...

Why Edgerton hopes his film...Aside from box office success,...

Aside from box office success, one thing most directors hope their film has is longevity. Not Joel Edgerton. The 44-year-old writes, directs and stars in Boy Erased, about so-called gay conversion therapy - which involves treating people to try to...

Venezuela crisis: Juan Guaidó vows...Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaidó...

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaidó has told tens of thousands of his supporters that humanitarian aid will be brought in, despite opposition from President Nicolás Maduro. He also told a rally in Caracas that "the usurper [Maduro] has to leave"....

Huang Xiangmo: China billionaire mocks...A Chinese billionaire and political...

A Chinese billionaire and political donor has dubbed Australia a "giant baby" after he lost residency rights. It is an "objective fact" that the country has a baby's "innate characteristics", Huang Xiangmo told state tabloid Global Times. The property developer...

Australia government loses bill blocking...Australian MPs have passed a...

Australian MPs have passed a landmark bill with an opposition amendment making it easier for sick refugees held offshore to be treated in the country. This is the first time in decades a government has lost a vote on its...

Hakeem al-Araibi returns home to...Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi has...

Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi has returned home to Australia following his release from a Thai jail. The Bahraini national was detained for over two months in a Bangkok prison after he was arrested on an Interpol notice issued by Bahrain....

Black Saturday: The bushfire disaster...Ten years ago, Australia experienced...

Ten years ago, Australia experienced its worst-ever bushfire disaster when 173 people died across the state of Victoria. Immediately branded "one of the darkest days in Australia's peacetime history", Black Saturday has left a profound legacy. Sharon Verghis reports."It was...

R Kelly: backlash as singer...Singer R Kelly has announced...

Singer R Kelly has announced a new tour of Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka, sparking widespread criticism in light of abuse allegations against him. The R&B star posted his plans on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, but later deleted the...

Darren Weir: Australian trainer given...Australian Weir has won more...

Australian Weir has won more than 30 races at the elite Grade One level Australian trainer Darren Weir has been banned for four years after deciding not to contest charges of possessing equipment used to deliver electric shocks to horses....

Welcome Stranger: World’s largest gold...The discovery of the world's...

The discovery of the world's largest gold nugget is being remembered 150 years on. Two Cornish miners found the huge nugget dubbed the Welcome Stranger while prospecting in the gold fields of Victoria, Australia on 5 February 1869. It weighed...