Thousands of mourners turned out for the memorial service of former leader Gough Whitlam Wednesday.
Oscar-nominated Australian actor Hugh Jackman has been treated for skin cancer for a third time in a year.
A new Australian study has added scholarly credibility to the adage, finding that US musicians die up to 25 years earlier than the general population.
Australian government plans to protect the Great Barrier Reef are inadequate, short-sighted and will not prevent its decline.
Australian surgeons said they have used hearts which had stopped beating in successful transplants, in a world first they said could change the way organs are donated.
Every year in spring, Australians are seen wearing bicycle helmets with spikes on top or caps that have images of eyes on their back.
Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam died Tuesday aged 98.
Australia said it was hopeful of winning support for its plan to create a vast marine reserve off east Antarctica, after revising the proposal to make it smaller.
Australian Foreign Minister delivered a diplomatic version of the "shirt front" promised by Prime Minister as Russia came under fire over the fate of flight MH17.
Novelist Richard Flanagan said he was ashamed to be Australian after winning the Man Booker Prize for his book "The Narrow Road to the Deep North".
Prime Minister vowed to "shirtfront", or confront, Russian President at the G20 summit next month over the loss of Australian lives in the MH17 crash.
A woman missing for more than two weeks in a rugged Australian rainforest has stumbled out alive after surviving a chase by a crocodile and eating small fish.
Australian Prime Minister hailed international police cooperation during a threat briefing at the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force in New York.
Australian singer and writer Nick Cave has sought to probe the nature of both God and sexual desire through his frank, intense songs.
Kazakhstani internet connection is second by speed among post soviet countries.
A tipsy goose hunter he lived to tell the tale of being attacked by a two-metre-long crocodile after poking the beast in the eye.
Finance chiefs from G20 nations held talks confident they can "change the destiny of the global economy" despite rising world political tensions.
Vladimir Putin is set to attend the G20 leaders' summit in November despite alarm over Russia's actions in Ukraine with host Australia.
Three-quarters of the trash found off Australian beaches is plastic, as it warned that the rubbish is entangling and being swallowed by wildlife.
Australian actress Nicole Kidman is in shock after the sudden death of her father in Singapore.
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