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.

Indian-origin Uber cab driver denies operating taxi illegally in Australia

An Indian-origin driver for app- based global cab firm Uber on Monday pleaded not guilty to three charges of operating a taxi illegally in Western Australia.

Justin Langer will be next coach of Australia: Darren Lehmann
Justin Langer will be next coach of Australia: Darren Lehmann

Australian head coach Darren Lehmann believes former Test cricketer Justin Langer is the right person to succeed him, considering the success he has already achieved in Western Australia.

W.A.C.A Ground (Perth)
W.A.C.A Ground (Perth)

The WACA Ground is located in Perth, Western Australia. 

Aston Turner to lead CA XI in first two-day tour match against India
Aston Turner to lead CA XI in first two-day tour match against India

Western Australia's young right-handed batsman Aston Turner has been named captain while New South Wales fast bowler Gurinder Singh also found a place in the Cricket Australia XI squad for the first of two tour matches against India in Adelaide, starting on November 24.

DNA: Is ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead?

He's enemy No. 1 in the fight against ISIS. But after waves of airstrikes by both Iraq and US-led coalition forces, questions abound over whether the terror group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was hit.

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Man parks plane at pub in Australia to grab a drink

An Australian man has been charged by police after driving a light plane down the street and parking it at a pub so he could get a drink.

Man parks plane at pub in Australia

A man who taxied his light plane down a street in Australia and parked it at a pub while he went inside for a beer was being questioned Monday by police, who were not amused.

West Australian premier wants to meet Muslim leaders

 Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett wants to meet Muslim leaders in the state to reassure them they are welcome following last week`s counter-terrorism raids.

Australian churches favour medical marijuana

 The Uniting Church has urged the Western Australian government to consider legalising marijuana for medicinal use, media reported Monday.

Perth Scorchers aiming for Champions League T20 triumph
Perth Scorchers aiming for Champions League T20 triumph

Perth Scorchers may have failed to win a single game at last year's Champions League Twenty20 but the Justin Langer-coached side is hoping to set the record straight this year by winning the tournament.

Indian sailor missing off Australian coast

A 41-year-old Indian sailor fell off from a Liberian crude oil tanker off Western Australia`s northern coast and authorities today said chances of his survival are bleak.

Australian PM ribbed over `cringe-worthy` Abe photo

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was taken to task on social media for tweeting a "cringe-worthy" photo of himself with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe posing by a giant tyre.

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.

Hogg admits didn`t know what `wrong-un` was while making first-class debut

Veteran Australian off-spinner Brad Hogg has admitted that he did not even know what a `wrong-un` was when he made his first-class debut in 1994.

Michael Clarke broke shoulder in Cape Town, ordered to rest

Australia captain Michael Clarke batted with a broken shoulder on the recent tour of South Africa and has been advised to rest, ruling him out of the domestic first class final later this week, Cricket Australia said on Monday.

Australian wildfire razes 40 homes

A fast-moving wildfire destroyed at least 40 homes in western Australia`s Perth, officials said Monday, with one man dying as he prepared for the approaching inferno.

Iron ore miners wait to assess Australian cyclone damage

Iron ore miners were waiting for conditions to ease before assessing damage caused by a cyclone that ripped across northwest Australia on Tuesday, closing ports and threatening mining operations in the sparsely-populated Pilbara region.

Cyclone Christine bears down on western Australia

A powerful cyclone packing expected winds of more than 200 kilometres an hour was threatening Australia`s west coast Monday, forcing towns into lockdown and shutting iron ore operations.

Eagle steals camera in Australia, records journey

A young sea eagle stole a video camera that was surveying crocodiles in Western Australia and inadvertently recorded its 110-kilometre-long eventful journey in high definition.