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AC/DC drummer avoids jail over drugs, kill threat
AC/DC drummer avoids jail over drugs, kill threat

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd avoided prison after threatening to kill an employee, but a New Zealand judge warned him jail beckoned if his "rock star lifestyle" continued.

AC/DC drummer avoids jail over drugs, kill threat
Australia moves towards referendum on Aboriginal recognition
Australia moves towards referendum on Aboriginal recognition

Australia moved closer to recognising Aboriginal people in its constitution after talks with indigenous leaders.

Australia moves towards referendum on Aboriginal recognition
Rio Tinto puts 'vivid' pink and red diamonds on market
Rio Tinto puts 'vivid' pink and red diamonds on market

Sixty-five extremely rare pink and red diamonds were unveiled Friday by mining giant Rio Tinto which expects the stones from a remote western Australia mine to fetch record prices.

Rio Tinto puts 'vivid' pink and red diamonds on market
Some corals have DNA to adapt to warmer climate: study
Some corals have DNA to adapt to warmer climate: study

Some coral species are better at adapting to climate change than others, and they may be able to pass their hardy DNA onto the next generation.

Some corals have DNA to adapt to warmer climate: study
Hungary suspends key EU asylum claim rule
Hungary suspends key EU asylum claim rule

Hungary has indefinitely suspended the application of a key EU asylum rule, which requires a migrant's claim to be processed in the EU country they first arrive in.

Hungary suspends key EU asylum claim rule
In a while crocodile: safaris yet to be snapped up by Australia
In a while crocodile: safaris yet to be snapped up by Australia

Australia's top official on indigenous issues said crocodile safaris should be used to help fund impoverished Aboriginal communities.

In a while crocodile: safaris yet to be snapped up by Australia
Abbott brushes off Indonesia people-smuggling bribery claims
Abbott brushes off Indonesia people-smuggling bribery claims

Australian authorities work within the law to stop asylum-seeker boats after reports officials have made cash payments to members of people-smuggling rings for years.

Abbott brushes off Indonesia people-smuggling bribery claims
Australian PM refuses to deny people-smugglers were paid to turn back boat
Australian PM refuses to deny people-smugglers were paid to turn back boat

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia would do "whatever we need to do" to combat people-smuggling.

Australian PM refuses to deny people-smugglers were paid to turn back boat
Australia faces gay marriage pressure
Australia faces gay marriage pressure

Australia's opposition Labor party introduced a bill into parliament aimed at legalising same-sex marriage.

Australia faces gay marriage pressure
WBC wants the winner of Cotto-Canelo to fight Golovkin
WBC wants the winner of Cotto-Canelo to fight Golovkin

Mauricio Suleiman of the World Boxing Council (WBC) wants the winner of the Cotto-Alvarez fight to face Gennady Golovkin.

WBC wants the winner of Cotto-Canelo to fight Golovkin
Australia PM promises 'full and frank' debate on gay marriage
Australia PM promises 'full and frank' debate on gay marriage

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott promised a "full and frank" debate on gay marriage in response to an opposition-backed push for reform.

Australia PM promises 'full and frank' debate on gay marriage
Australia to strip citizenship for terror links: PM
Australia to strip citizenship for terror links: PM

Australia on Tuesday announced it will amend the law to strip dual nationals linked to terrorism of their citizenship for "betraying the country".

Australia to strip citizenship for terror links: PM
Australia makes its mark on global coffee culture
Australia makes its mark on global coffee culture

Australia is world-renowned for its love of beer. But its passion for a different type of brew -- coffee -- is what has been making global headlines recently.

Australia makes its mark on global coffee culture
Australia PM rules out resettling Asian boat migrants
Australia PM rules out resettling Asian boat migrants

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott ruled out helping resettle the wave of migrants fleeing to Southeast Asia, saying it would worsen the problem and "encourage people to get on boats".

Australia PM rules out resettling Asian boat migrants
Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt jailed for rape in S.Africa
Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt jailed for rape in S.Africa

Australian-born former tennis Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt was sentenced to six years in jail in South Africa for raping and assaulting young girls he coac.

Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt jailed for rape in S.Africa
Aged 100, Australian dancer still hears call of the stage
Aged 100, Australian dancer still hears call of the stage

Starring in music videos at the age of 100, Eileen Kramer is probably the oldest working dancer and choreographer in Australia.

Aged 100, Australian dancer still hears call of the stage
Yaroslava Shvedova and Casey Dellacqua. Photo © madrid-open.com
Yaroslava Shevedova of Kazakhstan wins Mutua Madrid Open

Kazakhstani tennis Yaroslava Shvedova won Women’s Doubles with Australian Casey Dellacqua at the 2015 Mutua Madrid Open.

Yaroslava Shevedova of Kazakhstan wins Mutua Madrid Open
Europe-Australia talks over stopping asylum-seeker boats: Abbott
Europe-Australia talks over stopping asylum-seeker boats: Abbott

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia and Europe were in talks on how to stop asylum-seeker boats after the success of his government's controversial polices on the issue.

Europe-Australia talks over stopping asylum-seeker boats: Abbott
Australia calls for regional fight against drug trade after executions
Australia calls for regional fight against drug trade after executions

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop called for a regional approach to tackle drug trafficking, saying the death penalty would not halt the illegal trade.

Australia calls for regional fight against drug trade after executions
Sam Smith cancels Australia tour over vocal hemorrhage
Sam Smith cancels Australia tour over vocal hemorrhage

Young singing sensation Sam Smith canceled the rest of an Australian tour after developing a hemorrhage on his vocal cords.

Sam Smith cancels Australia tour over vocal hemorrhage