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More Antarctic protections urged on World Penguin Day

Sydney - The world needs to do more to protect the Antarctic wilderness and its wildlife, scientists warned Tuesday, as they marked World Penguin Day.

Large crowds as Australia and New Zealand mark Anzac Day

Sydney - Thousands of Australians and New Zealanders, many braving heavy rain, turned out Tuesday to mark the Gallipoli landing and to pay tribute to soldiers in current conflict zones in moving ceremonies.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao needs KO win over Horn to sell future fights

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has not scored a knockout win for the last eight years following his KO victory in the last round of his title fight against Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Man lucky to escape croc clutches in Australia

Sydney - A man who accidently snorkeled headfirst into a crocodile in northern Australia escaped with minor injuries as wildlife officers Monday worked to track down the reptile.The croc, measuring up to two metres (6.

Australia police stop driver, 12, on epic car journey

Sydney - A 12-year-old boy trying to drive from coast-to-coast through the vast Australian outback was stopped by traffic police more than a thousand kilometres into the epic road trip, authorities said Sunday.

Australia, New Zealand hit back at North Korea threat

Sydney - Australia and New Zealand stiffened their rhetoric against North Korea Sunday after the isolated state threatened Canberra with a nuclear strike, urging it to think twice before "blindly and zealously toeing the US line".

Australia, New Zealand kick off global science rallies

Sydney - Thousands of people rallied in Australia and New Zealand Saturday in support of science, the first of more than 500 marches globally triggered by concern over the rise of "alternative facts".

US to honour 'dumb' refugee deal with Australia: Pence

Sydney - The US will honour a controversial agreement with Australia to take refugees from Pacific island detention centres, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday -- a deal Donald Trump had previously branded "dumb".

Bugs for dinner? New Aussie food trend has legs (and wings)

Sydney - With a twist of lime and a dash of salt Sydney chef Nowshad Alam Rasel flavours a hot pan full of crickets, tossing them over a flaming stove.

'Australia first' foreign visa changes spark cheers, fears

Sydney - Australia's controversial decision to scrap a visa programme for temporary foreign workers got a mixed response Wednesday, with critics slamming it as spin over substance and pandering to anti-immigration rhetoric.

Family see shark kill teenage daughter off Australia

Sydney - A 17-year-old girl has died after being mauled by a shark in full view of her parents on Australia's southwest coast, authorities said Tuesday.

Op-Ed: Why Klitschko would prevail over Joshua on April 29 at Wembley

Longest-reigning world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko would likely regain his IBF and WBA heavyweight titles when he squares off with unbeaten IBF heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua on April 29 at the Wembley Stadium in London, England.

Matter of perception: How creative people perceive the world

Melbourne - Why are creative people so clever? How do they come up with innovations and inventions? It is a special something that goes beyond IQ and relates, according to a new study, to how some people perceive the world.

PNG to investigate 'drunk rampage' at Australia refugee camp

Sydney - Drunk soldiers "went on a rampage" and fired shots in the air at an Australian asylum-seeker camp in Papua New Guinea, police said Sunday, in the latest violence to rock the scandal-hit facility.

Pacquiao targets first KO win in 8 years against Jeff Horn

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is determined to end his eight-year knockout holiday by advancing his training schedule to prepare for his showdown against Australian challenger Jeff Horn at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Op-Ed: Why Lomachengko can't help Jeff Horn beat Manny Pacquiao

Trainer Glenn Rushton, who is training unbeaten Australian boxer Jeff Horn is reportedly hiring Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachengko to act as Horn's sparring partner for his upcoming fight against Manny Pacquiao on July 2 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Platypuses decapitated in 'despicable' Australia killings

Sydney - Two platypuses have been found decapitated in Australia, with wildlife officials Tuesday saying they were deliberately killed in "despicable" acts of cruelty.

Op-Ed: Why Jeff Horn won't last six rounds against Manny Pacquiao

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has not won a fight by way of knockout since he floored Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico in 2009. His long knockout holiday could be attributed to his advancing age and declining speed and power.

Apple faces lawsuit over 'Error 53' iPhone bricking scandal

Apple has been sued by Australia's consumer watchdog for allegedly deliberately bricking iPhones which had received screen repairs completed by third party repair shops. Affected devices were left displaying the infamous "Error 53" warning indefinitely.

Australia, New Zealand warn of Gallipoli terror threat

Sydney - Australia and New Zealand Thursday warned terrorists could target Anzac Day commemorations on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey this month, and urged travellers to avoid Ankara and Istanbul.
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