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One ship left in MH370 underwater search

Sydney - The official search for MH370 in the Indian Ocean has been reduced to one ship, Australian authorities said Wednesday, as relatives of the missing passengers launch their own hunt for crash debris in Madagascar.

'Bad boy' pharma chief mocks Australian student achievements

Sydney - "Bad boy" pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli, who raised the cost of an HIV drug by 5,000 percent, has mocked a group of Sydney school students who recreated the life-saving medicine on the cheap.

Australian schoolboys recreate price-hiked HIV drug on a shoestring

Sydney - A group of Australian schoolchildren working on a shoestring budget have recreated the HIV drug whose price was controversially jacked up 5,000 percent by a former hedge fund manager.

Record coral kill-off on Great Barrier Reef

Sydney - A mass bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef this year killed more corals than ever before, scientists said Tuesday, sounding the alarm over the delicate ecosystem.

Poor diet sees scurvy reappear in Australia

Sydney - Scurvy, a disease historically associated with old-world sailors on long voyages, is making a surprise comeback in Australia, with health officials Tuesday revealing a rare spate of cases.

Miniature monkeys reunited after Australia zoo theft

Sydney - Two men were charged Monday with stealing rare pygmy marmosets from an Australian wildlife park as a baby was reunited with her mum and the hunt continued to find dad.

Six killed in Australia 'thunderstorm asthma' episode

Sydney - The death toll from Australia's "thunderstorm asthma" episode has risen to six and three others are in critical condition, authorities said Sunday, as they assessed the fallout from the unprecedented event.

Cats forced to eat each other after being locked in woman's home

Adelaide - A woman in Australia locked up 14 cats inside her home and they were forced to eat one another after they became hungry.

Puggles snuggle down in Sydney after rare echidna zoo births

Sydney - Sydney's Taronga Zoo is celebrating its first successful echidna births in 30 years with three healthy babies, known as puggles, from three different mums hatching within days of each other.

Bandit leaves cheeky clue for Australian police

Sydney - Australian detectives have been left with a cheeky clue after discovering that a large print on a glass door at a crime scene came from someone's bare buttocks.

Will we be wearing clothes of diamond nanothread?

An Australian chemist has been toying with the potential to create fabrics from diamond nanothreads. The new material has considerable potential.

Boatpeople policy tarnishes Australia rights record: UN

Sydney - Australia's "punitive approach" to boatpeople has tarnished its human rights record, the United Nations said Friday as it voiced concern that xenophobia and hate speech was on the rise.

'Great White Shark' tees up Australia PM's call to Trump

Sydney - Sports legend Greg Norman was pivotal in helping Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull become one of the first world leaders to touch base with his golfing buddy Donald Trump, it emerged Thursday.

Refugees in Australia's remote camps offered US resettlement

Sydney - Refugees held on remote Pacific camps after trying to reach Australia by boat will be resettled in the US in a "one-off" deal, the premier says, a breakthrough that could see the controversial facilities closed.

Australia says US under Trump must stay strong in Asia

Sydney - Australia said Wednesday it was crucial for Washington to stay focused on Asia if Donald Trump wins the presidential election, with Canberra keen to see more US involvement in the region, not less.

Australia's same-sex marriage bill voted down

Sydney - Australia's parliament late Monday rejected the government's proposal for a national vote on whether to legalise same-sex marriage.The upper house Senate voted 33-29 against the coalition government's bid to hold a plebiscite on the issue.

Debate about croc numbers reignited in Australia

Sydney - Saltwater crocodile numbers have exploded in northern Australia since being declared a protected species, and a spate of recent attacks has reignited debate about controlling them.

Two 'foreign fighters' charged in Australia

Sydney - Two men were charged in Australia on Thursday over breaches of the country's foreign fighter laws, with one accused of joining the Al-Nusra Front in Syria.

MH370 plunged rapidly, not ready for landing: new report

Sydney - Flight MH370 was likely out of control when it plunged into the ocean with its wing flaps not prepared for landing, a new report said Wednesday, casting doubt on theories a pilot was still in charge.

The unique venom of this snake could one day ease your pain

One of the world's most beautiful and venomous snakes may hold the key to improved pain management in humans. South-East Asia's Long-glanded Blue Coral Snake has a venom that works unlike the venom found in other snakes.
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