Another Australian charged with terror-related offences

 A second man was charged Tuesday with terrorism-related offences following police raids sparked by an alleged Islamic State-inspired plot in Australia.

Timid England must be more aggressive, says former bowler Matthew Hoggard
Timid England must be more aggressive, says former bowler Matthew Hoggard

Former fast bowler Matthew Hoggard has accused England of being too "timid" and is urging his country to follow Australia coach Darren Lehmann`s lead by encouraging a more positive and aggressive approach.

Despite Steve Waugh's harsh words, Kevin Pietersen has no hard feelings for him
Despite Steve Waugh's harsh words, Kevin Pietersen has no hard feelings for him

Kevin Pietersen stated on Monday that he doesn't have any hard feelings for former Australian skipper Steve Waugh despite the latter's comments on the England outcast.

Australian state to launch medicinal cannabis trial

The Australian state of Queensland will launch its medicinal cannabis trial with the help of other state governments, Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, announced on Monday.

Australia foils alleged IS-inspired terror attack for Gallipoli centenary

Hundreds of Australian police on Saturday arrested five teens planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack next week at an event to mark the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli during World War One, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.

Aus govt inspired by Delhi-based NGO working in slums

The Australian government has expressed interest in the model of working adopted by an Indian charity, in a bid to improve the lives of its remote indigenous people.

Migrant crisis: can EU learn from Australia?

As Europe struggles to deal with a surge in migrants pouring across the Mediterranean, Australia has gone nearly 18 months with virtually no asylum-seeker boat arrivals and no deaths at sea.

Australia brokers intelligence-sharing deal with Iran

Australia and Iran will share intelligence to track foreign fighters working with the Islamic State group in Iraq, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Monday after a visit to Tehran.

Mumbai resident wins gold medal in WorldSkills Oceania contest

Mumbai resident Neha Chande has bagged a gold medal in the 'Beauty Therapy' segment of WorldSkills Oceania competition 2015 held in New Zealand.

Iran says won't accept forced deportees from Australia

Iran is not willing to accept its nationals being forcibly deported from Australia but will welcome back citizens of their own free will, a top official warned Sunday.

Increased security after planned Australia Anzac Day attack

Security will be boosted at Anzac Day commemorations in Australia`s state of Victoria, as its premier on Sunday urged people to turn up despite arrests linked to an alleged Islamic State-inspired attack plan.

Aussie PM downs beer in a few seconds, sparking debate

 Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was caught on video downing a beer in a few seconds at a Sydney pub, prompting comparisons to another drink-chugging former leader and sparking a debate on social media.

Prince Harry gets airborne and into Australia`s Outback

Prince Harry completes the first two weeks of a stint with the Australian Army on Sunday, training in bush survival skills, spending time on helicopter duties and playing wheelchair Aussie Rules football.

Australia FM hails Iran effort to defeat IS

Australia`s foreign minister on Saturday hailed Iran`s efforts to crush the jihadist Islamic State group in Iraq, saying on a rare trip to Tehran that the militants can be defeated.

Masked gunman fires shots in Australia; no one injured

A masked gunman on Saturday fired off eight rounds in the middle of a shopping strip in Western Sydney where most businesses are owned by Indian-Australians, prompting authorities to launch a probe into the incident.

Australia foils alleged terror attack for Gallipoli centenary
Australia foils alleged terror attack for Gallipoli centenary

Hundreds of Australian police on Saturday arrested five teens planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack next week at an event to mark the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli during World War One, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.

Australian woman praised for defending Muslim couple from abuse

A Muslim couple racially abused by a Sydney train passenger have thanked another commuter who defended them, with a video capturing the incident going viral on social media as police launched an investigation.

Michael Clarke sees Kevin Pietersen returning for Ashes
Michael Clarke sees Kevin Pietersen returning for Ashes

Captain Michael Clarke may have hoped to have seen the back of Kevin Pietersen in test cricket, but concedes the controversial batsman could yet return to threaten Australia`s hopes of retaining the Ashes.

Australia returning asylum-seekers to Vietnam: Report

Australia is returning almost 50 Vietnamese asylum-seekers using a warship currently off the Asian nation`s coast after intercepting them at sea, a report said Friday, as Canberra enforces a tough immigration policy.

Former Australian PM Rudd not running for UN chief post: Spokeswoman

Kevin Rudd is not a candidate to be the next United Nations` secretary-general, a spokeswoman said Friday, despite the former Australian prime minister leaving the door open for the high-profile job in an interview.