A 5.5-magnitude earthquake on Sunday struck Papua New Guinea, around 135 km southwest of Kokopo, the capital of the East New Britain province, at a depth of 56 km.
The Australian government today said North Korea will no longer be allowed to re-open its embassy in Canberra after the rogue nation conducted a nuclear test last month.
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A 26-year-old man, who tried to light fire inside a Gurdwara in Melbourne and then punched a man, was on Wednesday arrested by the Australian Police on the charges of damaging the complex.
Australia’s weather went 'on steroids' over a summer that saw an unprecedented heatwave, bushfires and floods, the climate chief said on Monday, warning that global warming would only make things worse.
Facebook is apparently suppressing posts unless users pay hefty fees to the firm, it has emerged. Early last year, Facebook instituted a feature that let people subscribe to others’ feeds without being friends.
Up to 300,000 spectators were expected to brave the rain on Saturday to watch Sydney's annual Mardi Gras gay pride parade, with an emphasis on the political as the nation prepares for elections.
The Vatican authorities have deleted all of Benedict XVI's tweets sent from the @Pontifex account in less 12 hours since the Pope officially resigned.
Australia's most senior Catholic, Cardinal George Pell, criticised outgoing Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday, describing his historic resignation as destabilising and questioning his governance skills.
The personal details of thousands of Australians were leaked on Wednesday after a hacking attack on public broadcaster ABC in protest at an interview with far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders.
Indian-origin doctor Jayant Patel, who is facing a manslaughter trial in Brisbane, on Wednesday took the witness stand and testified in the Supreme Court.
Bharpur Singh, a 98-year-old survivor of Jallianwala Bagh massacre, on Friday praised UK Prime Minister David Cameron for describing the incident as "deeply shameful" in British history.
Cricket Australia said the safety of its players was paramount as doubts were expressed over whether the Test series against India starting from today could go ahead after deadly bomb blasts in Hyderabad that killed 14 people.
Julian Assange has told a news website that his bid to become an Australian senator will serve as a defence against potential criminal prosecution in the US and Britain.
Canberra, capital city of Australia, said today it was seeking answers from Israel over the death in 2010 of an Australian known as "Prisoner X" in a Tel Aviv jail as part of its own probe into the case.