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Australia judge probed for saying incest `may be accepted`

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 12:03

An Australian judge will be investigated for his "appalling" comments on incest, in which he reportedly said sex between siblings was gaining social acceptance just like homosexuality, authorities said Friday.

Australian Labor great Neville Wran dies aged 87

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 08:51

Former Australian state premier Neville Wran has died at the age of 87, prompting tributes from both sides of politics today for the man who led New South Wales in the 1970s and 80s.

Australian state premier quits over wine `memory fail`

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 13:26

A leading Australian politician resigned today after admitting to a "massive memory fail" when he told a corruption inquiry he never received a bottle of wine worth USD 2,780.

England cricketers Matt Prior, Stuart Broad prevent a suicide

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 20:53

England cricketers Matt Prior and Stuart Broad helped rescue a man preparing to jump off a bridge near the team hotel in Sydney.

Global temperatures to go up by at least 4 degrees Celsius by 2100

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 11:38

Researchers have found that global climate would rise by at least 4 degree Celsius by 2100 and by more than 8 degree Celsius by 2200 if carbon dioxide emissions are not cut down.

Snow hampers search for missing Indo-Canadian in Australia

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 15:35

After resuming search operations November 25 for the Indo-Canadian man who went missing in the Kosciuszko National Park in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW), police said they have to contend with a large amount of snow.

Extinct `Godzilla` platypus found in Australia

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 09:51

A giant extinct species of the platypus with powerful teeth has been discovered in Australia, with a scientist on Tuesday describing the duck-billed water animal as a "Godzilla" like monster.

Khawaja takes on Warner in fight for Ashes spot

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 13:20

Forgotten Australian batsman Usman Khawaja has upstaged David Warner and signaled to national selectors that he deserves a chance in the Ashes with a match-winning ton for Queensland against New South Wales .

Michael Clarke poised for comeback with NSW

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 11:36

Australian captain Michael Clarke is in line to make his comeback from injury to lead New South Wales in their Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania this week, team officials said Monday.

Australia firefighters start to gain upper hand

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 09:46

Firefighters in Australia took advantage of lighter winds on Friday to get on top of a nine-day bushfire emergency as officials said the military could be liable for compensation after starting one of the worst blazes.

Australia fires flare as military blamed for blaze, pilot killed

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 13:02

Thousands of largely volunteer firefighters have been battling infernos for eight days across the state of New South Wales that have destroyed more than 200 homes, with the Blue Mountains region west of Sydney the focal point.

Bushfires in Australia still raging but major threat averted

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 19:30

The firefighter officials battling the wildfire in the state of New South Wales in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney said that the worst fears from the blazes are over but the crisis are far from over yet.