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Plan to save Great Barrier Reef set back decades: experts

Sydney - Australia's plan to rescue the beleaguered Great Barrier Reef has been set back at least two decades after the fragile ecosystem suffered its worst-ever bleaching last year, experts said Friday.

Hundreds protest Netanyahu in Australia

Sydney - Several hundred pro-Palestinian protesters demonstrated in Sydney on Thursday against the first visit to Australia by an Israeli prime minister, branding Benjamin Netanyahu a "war criminal".

Australia PM slams UN resolution as he welcomes Netanyahu

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attacked the United Nations for "one-sided resolutions" against Israel's push to build settlements on occupied land as he welcomed Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday on his first official visit to the country.

Australia failing on multiple human rights fronts: Amnesty International

Sydney - Aboriginal children are 24 times more likely to be detained than non-indigenous Australian children, Amnesty International said Wednesday in a report accusing Canberra of complacency amid a raft of rights abuses.

Five die as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

Melbourne - A light aircraft smashed into shops and exploded into a "massive fireball" killing all five on board, including four American passengers reportedly golfers on the trip of a lifetime, officials in Australia said Tuesday.

Op-Ed: Snow in Australia's hottest ever summer? It’s happening

Sydney - Typical. Last week New South Wales was the hottest place on Earth. We had the usual heat, floods, fire and more. Now, we have snow. Australian weather doesn’t like to be boring, or predictable.

Hammer murder surgeon jailed for life in Australia

Sydney - A former surgeon who bludgeoned to death five relatives with a "hammer-like object" was jailed for life on Monday for one of Australia's most ferocious killings.

Australia fires ease as damage mounts after record heat

Sydney - Australia was counting the cost to property and livestock Monday after firefighters battled weekend blazes in some of the hottest conditions on record.

Pope aide Pell hits out at 'anti-religion' agendas

Sydney - Vatican finance chief George Pell Thursday hit out at calls that he return to Australia to assist in a child sex investigation into him, railing against "anti-religion" agendas.

Scientists find huge ancient landslide on Great Barrier Reef

Sydney - A massive underwater landslide that could have triggered a towering tsunami some 300,000 years ago has been discovered in the depths of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, scientists said Wednesday.

China says both sides will lose from conflict with US

Sydney - Beijing has played down the prospects of conflict with the United States over the South China Sea in the wake of aggressive rhetoric by Donald Trump's administration, saying both sides would lose.

Mother of dead backpacker slams Trump's 'terror list'

Sydney - The mother of a backpacker killed in Australia has slammed Donald Trump for including the stabbing death on a list of supposedly under-reported terrorist attacks, claiming the president was using her daughter to demonise Muslims.

One in 14 Catholic priests accused of abuse in Australia

Sydney - Seven percent of Catholic priests were accused of abusing children in Australia between 1950 and 2010 but the allegations were never investigated, "shocking and indefensible" data showed Monday during an inquiry into paedophilia in the church.

Record cocaine bust in Australia

Sydney - Australia has made its largest cocaine haul ever after seizing a yacht carrying 1.4 tonnes of the drug with an estimated street value of Aus$312 million (US$239 million).

Teacher, two students stabbed at Sydney school

Sydney - A teacher and two students were stabbed at a high school in Sydney Thursday with a teenager arrested nearby carrying three knives, but police ruled out any terror links.

Australian PM accused of 'buying election'

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was Thursday accused of "buying" his narrow election victory last year after he admitted personally gifting Aus$1.75 million (US$1.32 million) to the cash-strapped Liberal Party campaign.

Trump agrees to refugee intake from Australia: Turnbull

Sydney - President Donald Trump will honour a deal struck under his predecessor to accept refugees from remote Pacific camps, Australia's prime minister said Monday amid immigration chaos in the United States.

Thousands watch as plane plunges into Australian river

Sydney - Two people have died after a light plane nosedived into a river in front of thousands of horrified spectators at an air show in Western Australia, missing nearby boats and crowds.

Op-Ed: Australian of the Year honored for major medical breakthrough

Sydney - Professor Emeritus Alan Mackay-Sim wasn’t a household name, but he's more than earned his award. He achieved something nobody else has ever achieved – Mobility in a quadriplegic patient using stem cells.

7.9 quake shakes PNG, tsunami alert rescinded

Sydney - A major 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea Sunday, but a tsunami alert intially issued for the Pacific island nation and its neighbours was later cancelled.
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