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Australian PM ribbed over `cringe-worthy` Abe photo

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 16:40

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.

NASA’s rover Curiosity find `Australia` on Mars

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 19:21

In a fascinating finding, NASA’s rover Curiosity`s camera has spotted a rock on Mars that looks like Australia.

Marine biologists find deep sea species form 95% of world`s fish biomass

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 22:17

In a fresh finding, marine biologists have found that fish living in the mesopelagic zones form 95 per cent of the world`s fish biomass.

Australian wildfire razes 40 homes

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 10:02

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 12:37

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

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 13:31

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

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 19:07

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.

Ashton Agar fined

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 15:35

Cricket Australia fined Ashton Agar 25 percent of his match fee for breaching the Code of Behaviour during Western Australia’s Bupa Sheffield Shield match against the Victorian Bushrangers.

Michael Beer to lead WA XI against England

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 09:46

Michael Beer will captain a second-string Western Australia Chairman`s XI against England in the tourists` opening three-day match at Perth`s WACA Ground starting on Thursday.

WACA slams `devastating` Perth test snub

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 08:30

The Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) has slammed Cricket Australia`s "devastating" decision to overlook Perth as a host venue for the test series against India in 2014-15.

Australian firm launches `anti-shark` wetsuits

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 16:09

An Australian research firm today launched what is being touted as the world`s first anti-shark wetsuit, using new discoveries about the predators` eyesight to stave off or evade an attack.

`Sharks dive deep under full Moon`

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 18:37

A full Moon and warm waters may alter sharks` diving behaviour, compelling the creatures to take a plunge deeper into the sea, a new study has found.