Global media baron Rupert Murdoch accused the government of his native Australia of "disgraceful and racist" language today, over a crackdown on visas for skilled migrants.
Police say they have charged two men and are not seeking anyone else over an attack on New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder, who gave a thumbs up to family members in the hospital as his condition improved.
A group of scientists in Australia claimed to have discovered the genes which can increase a person's risk of developing several cancers based on a research project that examined the DNA make-up of more than 200,000 people, an ABC report said
Upcoming Australian pacer 19-year-old Gurinder Sandhu toppled veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin to win the prestigious Steve Waugh Medal as the best New South Wales cricketer for the year 2012-13, on Thursday.
A Sikh man, who was penalised by the Australian police for not wearing helmet while riding bike, has been absolved of the charges by a Queensland court, which also pulled up the traffic authorities for the decision.
Australia's Labor government is heading for a crushing defeat in this year's election, a poll showed Tuesday as a senior minister blamed the party's bloodletting for driving voters to the opposition.
Australia's main base in Afghanistan will close and most of its troops will be home by the end of the year, Defence Minister Stephen Smith said on Tuesday, admitting the mission had run too long.
Two people died and two were seriously hurt after an asylum-seeker boat capsized off Australia Monday, but more than 90 were plucked to safety and taken ashore, officials said.
One minute brightly lit, the next plunged into darkness -- iconic landmarks around the world will cut their lights Saturday for the Earth Hour campaign against climate change.
Meredith Fuller, author of new book and a psychologist for more than 30 years, said that her clients commonly complained about other women in the workforce who used schoolyard-style bullying and exclusion tactics to get their way at work. According to the author, there are eight types of such women.
Australia has updated a travel advisory to its citizens visiting India, asking them to continue to exercise a high degree of caution because of the risk of terrorism, civil unrest, crime and vehicle accidents.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation said today that it was monitoring interference to its signal into China as Canberra was urged to ensure Beijing does not block international radio news.
An Indian-born surgeon at the centre of a long-running malpractice saga in Australia was Wednesday cleared in a retrial of the manslaughter of an elderly patient who died after he operated on him.
Drugs that could combat ageing and help people to live up to 150 years may be available within the next five years, a new landmark research suggests.
Computer networks at the Reserve Bank of Australia have been hacked, officials said Monday, with some reportedly infected by Chinese-developed malware searching for sensitive information.