Four homes razed as Australian crews battle bushfires

Four homes were destroyed as Australian firefighters struggled to bring three major blazes under control in Victoria state, with high temperatures and gusty winds threatening to worsen conditions Thursday.

Alessandra Ambrosio sports staggering $2m bra at London's Victoria's Secret Show
Alessandra Ambrosio sports staggering $2m bra at London's Victoria's Secret Show

Alessandra Ambrosio recently left everyone awestruck when she sashayed the ramp wearing a whopping 2 million dollar bra at Victoria's Secret Show in London.

Club batsman sacrifices record to pay tribute to Phil Hughes
Club batsman sacrifices record to pay tribute to Phil Hughes

A batsman in a club match in Victoria has paid a touching tribute to Phillip Hughes by deciding to sacrifice breaking a long-standing record.

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.

Jailed Indian-origin doctor found not guilty of third rape in Australia

An Indian-origin doctor in Australia, jailed last year for raping two patients, has been found not guilty of raping a third woman, media reported Thursday.

All in a flap: Seychelles fears foreign bird invader

It was just a feather: but in the tropical paradise of the Seychelles, the discovery of parakeet plumage has put environmentalists in a flutter, with a foreign invading bird threatening the national parrot.

Australia `terror suspect` may not have been acting alone

A terror suspect shot dead by Australian police after stabbing two officers in a frenzied knife attack may not have been acting alone, officials said Thursday, escalating concerns about the threat posed by radicalised youth.

Australian Grand Prix posts record A$60 million loss
Australian Grand Prix posts record A$60 million loss

The 2014 Australian Grand Prix posted a record A$59.97 million ($55 million) loss amid soaring costs and declining revenue, government officials said on Wednesday.

Kings XI Punjab inks MoU with Australia's La Trobe Univarsity
Kings XI Punjab inks MoU with Australia's La Trobe Univarsity

In a first of its kind, Indian Premier League franchise Kings XI Punjab has signed a research MoU with Australia's La Trobe University (LTU), based in Victoria, for working on mutually agreed topics like fan engagement, marketing and promotional practices.

Melbourne secures Australian Grand Prix until 2020

Melbourne has secured the Australian Formula One Grand Prix until 2020 after striking a new deal that will reduce the taxpayer subsidy of around $50 million a year, the head of the Victoria state government said on Sunday.

Beckhams, Ramsays` dinner date

Celebrity couple Victoria and David Beckham dined with Gordon Ramsay and his wife at Malibu`s Nobu restaurant.

Beckhams, Ramsays` dinner date

Celebrity couple Victoria and David Beckham dined with Gordon Ramsay and his wife at Malibu`s Nobu restaurant.

Six Australians nabbed from `tennis match-fixing ring`

Six Australians, some of them tennis players, were Friday arrested in connection with an alleged international tennis match-fixing ring.

David, Victoria Beckham hire Buckingham Palace worker

Former Soccer star David Beckham and his designer wife Victoria have reportedly hired a former Buckingham Palace worker as their new housekeeper.

Australia first team to arrive for World Cup

Australia touched down in Brazil on Wednesday to launch their World Cup campaign, the first team to arrive for the tournament.

Ex-Victorian premier calls for ban on marriage dowries in Australia

An Australian politician has asked the Victorian government to introduce a ban on dowry, saying that such practices could lead to domestic violence.

Australia relaunches National Rugby Championship

Australian rugby chief Bill Pulver said Monday he is confident the relaunched National Rugby Championship can prove the doubters wrong and make a financial profit in its first year.

Formula One: New Australian F1 deal negotiated

A new deal to extend the Australian Formula One Grand Prix beyond 2015 has been negotiated and only needs to be signed by the Victorian state government, organisers said Friday.

Indian-origin `palm reader` pleads guilty to assaulting women

An Indian-origin man in Australia Thursday pleaded guilty to assaulting young women on trains pretending to be palm reader.

Beckham family front row for Victoria`s New York show

David Beckham and his brood turned out in force to support wife Victoria`s runway show at New York Fashion Week on Sunday.