Diver killed by shark in Australia as daughter watches

A diver was killed by a shark on Saturday while hunting scallops off the coast of Australia as his daughter watched helplessly, shocking locals in an area not known for such attacks.

Australia backs turning Northern Territory into seventh state

Australian political leaders on Thursday backed the establishment of the country`s seventh state -- the Northern Territory -- by mid-2018, with Prime Minister Tony Abbott conceding the national flag could be changed.

Tasmania's swift parrot can go extinct in 16 years

 The iconic Tasmanian swift parrot can soon follow the dodo as researchers have found that the bird is facing population collapse and could become extinct within 16 years.

Facebook facing 'anti-discrimination class action' over pedophile's boastful comments on platform

 After a convicted pedophile posted comments boasting about his crime on Facebook, the social media platform is set to face an anti-discrimination class action.

Phillip Hughes career milestones
Phillip Hughes career milestones

Career milestones of Australia batsmen Phillip Hughes, who died on Thursday aged 25 

China, Australia ink deal to firm up Antarctica exploration

China and Australia have signed an agreement to further enhance cooperation in exploring Antarctica under which they will exchange data and personnel.

Colour-blind Chris Rogers stands down from pink ball trial
Colour-blind Chris Rogers stands down from pink ball trial

Cricket Australia said Friday that colour-blind batsman Chris Rogers` decision to withdraw from a match in which a pink ball will be trialled would not jeopardise the opener`s Test career.

Indian accused of stalking women in Australia

A 31-year-old Indian is facing trial in Australia on charges of stalking two women in 2012 and 2013.

The top spring destinations of 2014: National Geographic Travel

A wine-growing valley in Chile, walking paths in Tasmania and Ireland`s untamed, rugged coastline have been singled out as among some of the top spring destinations of 2014 by National Geographic Travel.

Clarke disappointed at `rusty comeback` to cricket during Sheffield Shield game

Rested Australian captain Michael Clarke has described as `rusty` his comeback to cricket for domestic side New South Wales (NSW) against Tasmania in the first round of the Sheffield Shield tournament, although it signified a temporary end to his back problems.

Indian student goes missing in Australia

A 30-year-old Indian student has gone missing in Australia and police have launched a massive search operation after finding some of her belongings on the banks of a river in Tasmania state.

Wildfire in Australia, more than 100 homes gutted

A massive wildfire in southern Tasmania in Australia gutted more than 100 homes as officials searched for any casualties amidst the burnt ruins.

Self-immolation among Afghan women rises

An alarming number of Afghan women are setting themselves on fire in a desperate attempt to escape abuse, torture and domestic violence, human rights officials have said.

Wade prefers to be in present than think about future

Young Australian opener Matthew Wade has proved his worth with his match-winning performances in a few games he has played, but the young Tasmanian does not want to look too far ahead than the three ODIs for which he has been selected.

Not many will view Friday`s partial solar eclipse

The moon will appear to take a nibble out of the sun on Friday, a spectacle that will be visible from only a small sliver of the world.

Ponting to play in Tasmania`s Sheffield Shield opener

Defending Sheffield Shield champions Tasmania will be bolstered by the presence of former Australian captain Ricky Ponting when they take on Western Australia in the season-opener next week.

Tasmania sign Ryan ten Doeschate for T20

Dutch allrounder Ryan ten Doeschate has been signed by Tasmania to play in Australia’s Twenty20 Big Bash this season, officials said.