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South China Sea installations 'primarily' civilian: Li

Sydney - China is not militarising the disputed South China Sea, the country's premier insisted in Australia on Friday, claiming defence equipment Beijing has installed on artificial islands is "primarily" for civilian use.

What is the Five Eyes intelligence alliance?

Washington - The diplomatic spat between Britain and the United States, after the White House claimed that London's spies had snooped on Donald Trump, is just the latest incident to put focus on Five Eyes, an international intelligence alliance.

Headphone batteries explode on flight to Australia

Sydney - A woman whose headphones caught fire on a plane suffered burns to her face and hands, Australian officials said Wednesday as they warned about the dangers of battery-operated devices in-flight.

Aussie beer boycott over Christian gay marriage video

Sydney - Leading Australian brewery Coopers apologised Wednesday after pubs vowed a boycott over its links to a Christian organisation that featured its beer in a same-sex marriage debate.

Huge swathe of Australian mangroves 'die of thirst'

Sydney - Thousands of hectares of mangroves in Australia's remote north "died of thirst" last year, scientists said Tuesday, in the largest climate-related incident of its kind ever recorded.

Australian, Briton jailed over brutal Bali policeman killing

Denpasar - An Australian woman and her British DJ boyfriend were jailed Monday over the killing of a policeman who was beaten to death on a beach on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

Australia sees second year of Barrier Reef bleaching

Sydney - Australia's Great Barrier Reef is experiencing an unprecedented second straight year of mass coral bleaching, scientists said Friday, warning many species would struggle to fully recover.

Australia sees second year of Barrier Reef bleaching

Sydney - Australia's Great Barrier Reef is experiencing an unprecedented second straight year of mass coral bleaching, scientists said Friday, warning many species would struggle to fully recover.

Australia sees second year of Barrier Reef bleaching

Sydney - Australia's Great Barrier Reef is experiencing an unprecedented second straight year of mass coral bleaching, scientists said Friday, warning many species would struggle to fully recover.

'Angry Summer' turns an Australian lake a bright pink

A "perfect storm" of circumstances resulting from an "angry summer" that included little rain, extreme heat, lots of sunlight, and a high salt content has turned an Australian lake into a giant strawberry milkshake.

British former war reporter jailed in Bali drugs case

Denpasar - A British former war correspondent will be released from a Bali prison in a matter of months after being handed a short jail term Thursday for using hashish on the Indonesian resort island.

British former war reporter jailed in Bali drugs case

Denpasar - A British former war correspondent will be released from a Bali prison in a matter of months after being handed a short jail term Thursday for using hashish on the Indonesian resort island.

British former war reporter jailed in Bali drugs case

Denpasar - A British former war correspondent will be released from a Bali prison in a matter of months after being handed a short jail term Thursday for using hashish on the Indonesian resort island.

Australia's 'Angry Summer' is climate change in action

On Wednesday, Australia's Climate Council released its report "Angry Summer." In it, scientists said the season was defined by intense heat and bushfires in the east but heavy rain and flooding in western Australia.

Gay Mardi Gras lights up Sydney

Sydney - Glitter sparkled on the faces and dresses of Sydney's drag queens Saturday as thousands paraded through the city championing equality at the annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Gay Mardi Gras lights up Sydney

Sydney - Glitter sparkled on the faces and dresses of Sydney's drag queens Saturday as thousands paraded through the city championing equality at the annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Gay Mardi Gras lights up Sydney

Sydney - Glitter sparkled on the faces and dresses of Sydney's drag queens Saturday as thousands paraded through the city championing equality at the annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Australian arrested over IS missile-design plot

Sydney - An Australian was charged Tuesday with helping the Islamic State group develop high-tech weapons, including long-range guided missile capabilities.

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".

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".

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.

Review: Bruce Springsteen invites teen fan up on stage, gives rock lesson

Veteran rock star Bruce Springsteen invited an Australian teen fan on stage with him, and they performed "Growin' Up" together.

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.

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.

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.

Talks to end Chile copper mine strike postponed

Antofagasta - Negotiations aimed at ending a strike that has halted production at the world's biggest copper mine were postponed indefinitely Wednesday, the government and a union said.

Rolf Harris faces UK retrial over sex charges

London - Veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris will be retried over three sex offences after a British court failed to reach a verdict this month, and will face one additional charge, prosecutors said on Wednesday.
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