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Royals Harry and Meghan go barefoot on Bondi

Sydney - British royals Harry and Meghan kicked off their shoes and donned tropical garlands Friday as they hit Sydney's famed Bondi beach for the latest stop on their Australian tour.

58 Australian fairy penguins slaughtered in suspected dog attack

Sydney - Wildlife officials in the southern Australia on Wednesday announced an investigation into the mass death of 58 penguins they believe were killed in a dog attack.

Harry and Meghan 'gift' rain to drought-stricken Aussie outback

Dubbo - Prince Harry and his expectant wife Meghan visited a drought-stricken region of Australia Wednesday, bringing a rare and welcome rainstorm with them.

Aussie government blames admin error for 'okay to be white' vote

Sydney - Embarrassed officials scrambled Tuesday to explain how members of Australia's conservative government backed a parliamentary motion declaring "it is okay to be white", blaming the decision on an "administrative process failure".

Harry and pregnant Meghan get baby gifts, meet koalas Down Under

Sydney - British royals Harry and Meghan received baby gifts, met a koala couple and posed in front of Sydney's dazzling Opera House Tuesday, on their first public outing since announcing they are to become parents.

Australia hesitates as Jerusalem embassy move draws fire

Sydney - Facing a domestic backlash and the threat of foreign trade retaliation, Australia's Prime Minister on Tuesday appeared to slow-peddle a controversial decision to move the country's embassy to Jerusalem, saying he would first consult with allies.

Australian ministers under fire for backing 'okay to be white' vote

Sydney - Australia's indigenous affairs minister and several of his colleagues faced calls to resign Monday, after they backed a failed parliamentary motion tabled by a controversial senator that declared: "It is okay to be white.

Aussie same-sex penguin 'couple' tickled pink by foster egg

Sydney - Two male penguins who have paired up as a "same-sex couple" have become so good at nesting that zookeepers in Sydney have given them a real egg to look after.

British royals arrive on landmark trip Down Under

Sydney - Prince Harry and Meghan touched down in Sydney on Monday, kicking off a bumper Pacific tour that is the British royals' first major outing abroad as a couple.

Australia to stop schools expelling gay students

Sydney - Australia's conservative government will ban schools from expelling students over their sexuality, after a public outcry over the issue that threatened to sway the result of a crucial by-election and change the balance of power.

Woman's body found after Australian crocodile attack

Sydney - The body of an indigenous women was recovered by Australian police Friday following a reported crocodile attack in a remote part of the country's north.

Head of US Marines in Darwin stood down over drink-driving

Sydney - The head of US Marines in Australia's tropical north has been stood down "due to a loss of trust and confidence" after being charged with drink-driving, the military confirmed Monday.

Nauru orders MSF to stop work among asylum seekers

Wellington - Nauru's government has ordered Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) to cease its work on the tiny Pacific island treating asylum-seekers and locals suffering from mental health problems, the medical charity said.

'Islamic Bonnie and Clyde' guilty of Australia terror plot

Sydney - A self-described Australian "Islamic Bonnie and Clyde" couple were Friday found guilty by a Sydney court of planning a terrorist act that prosecutors said involved a stabbing attack on New Year's Eve.

Australia shutters notorious offshore asylum camp

Sydney - A notorious Australian immigration detention camp on remote Christmas Island has been shut, the government said Friday, hailing the success of its hardline policies in ending a flood of asylum-seeking boat people.

Prince Harry, Meghan to pet koalas on Pacific tour

London - Prince Harry and Meghan will pet koalas and watch soldiers perform the haka when they tour the Pacific in their first major outing abroad this month, a royal official said Thursday.

United Airlines low fuel mayday triggers Australia emergency landing

Sydney - A shortage of fuel triggered a mayday call on a United Airlines flight crossing the Pacific from Los Angeles to Sydney Thursday, spurring Australian authorities into high alert.

After years of debate Australia scraps 'tampon tax'

Sydney - After almost two decades of political wrangling Australia on Wednesday finally agreed to scrap its so-called "tampon tax".

Chairman ousted as Australia's public TV hit by politics scandal

Sydney - Australia's much-loved public broadcaster scrambled to safeguard its hard-won reputation for impartiality Thursday, forcing out a chairman accused of intervening in news coverage to please the government.

Men wanted for killing and torturing kangaroos in Australia

Sydney - Three men accused of torturing and killing kangaroos are being hunted by police in Australia, just days after a man was arrested for intentionally mowing down emus in another high-profile animal cruelty case.

Indian, Irish yachtsmen 'stable' after remote ocean rescue

Sydney - Two solo yachtsman stranded in the remote Indian Ocean during a round-the-world race were in a "good and stable condition" after being rescued in an multinational mission, Australian authorities said Tuesday.

Injured Indian yachtsman plucked to safety from remote ocean

New Delhi - A solo Indian sailor adrift thousands of kilometres from dry land with a serious back injury was safely rescued from his stricken yacht Monday after an international effort.

Australia strawberry crisis now tastes a little sweeter for farmers

Sydney - Australia's pins-in-punnets strawberry crisis prompted a spate of social-media driven hoaxes, but sites like Facebook and Twitter are also helping stir a revival in sales that has left some farmers struggling to meet resurgent demand.

Solo yachtsman stranded at sea rescued: Indian navy

New Delhi - A solo Indian yachtsman trapped in his bunk by a serious back injury thousands of kilometres (miles) from land was rescued Monday, an Indian navy official said.

Australia kills four sharks after tourist attacks

Sydney - Four large sharks have been killed in Australia after a woman and a 12-year-old girl were attacked at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot.

Needle found in Australian strawberries sold in New Zealand

Wellington - The Australian strawberry scare has spread to New Zealand with a supermarket chain announcing Sunday that needles were found in a box of the fruit sourced from the neighbouring country.

Australian filmmaker to be deported from Cambodia

Phnom Penh - An Australian filmmaker who received a royal pardon from Cambodia will be deported Saturday, immigration officials said, a day after he was released from a six-year sentence in a case Human Rights Watch has called "a ludicrous charade".

Cambodia pardons Australian filmmaker jailed for espionage

Phnom Penh - An Australian filmmaker jailed for espionage in Cambodia received a royal pardon and was released Friday, less than a month after he was sentenced to six years in prison in a case observers slammed as a farce.

Strawberry sabotage akin to 'terrorism': Australia PM

Sydney - The piercing of supermarket strawberries with sewing needles is comparable to terrorism, Australia's prime minister said Wednesday, as he demanded sentences of up to 15 years in response to a nationwide scare.

Strawberry saboteur evades Australia police

Sydney - Australian police on Tuesday admitted they still don't know who has been putting sewing needles in supermarket strawberries, but warned perpetrators behind the nationwide scare face a decade in jail.
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