New regional agreements are needed to tackle criminal gangs using the world`s oceans for illegal fishing and smuggling, a top Australian maritime officer said, calling the lucrative trade an "imminent threat" to global security.
A coronial inquest into the deaths of two hostages and a gunman during a siege at a Sydney cafe was told on Thursday that one of the hostages was killed by police bullets that ricocheted from hard surfaces when they stormed the cafe.
As the Australian players prepare for an emotional return to the SCG ahead of the fourth Test against India, the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust has planned to unveil a bronze plaque in memory of Phillip Hughes, who fell to a fatal bouncer on this ground last month.
The leader of the opposition in Australia`s New South Wales (NSW) state resigned Tuesday over revelations that he provided electoral help to the Sydney hostage crisis gunman Man Haron Monis, reported media.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott confirmed on Tuesday that the gunman at the centre of the Sydney siege, in which two hostages were shot dead, was known to the federal police and had an "infatuation with extremism".