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Malaysia quietly worked back channels to secure bodies, black boxes

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 16:36

As Western leaders increasingly pointed the finger of blame at pro-Russian separatists, and Moscow itself, over the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine, the government in Kuala Lumpur said little.

Australian senator`s ideal man: Rich and `well-hung`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 14:39

An Australian senator who told breakfast radio she would only date men who were rich and "well-hung" apologised Tuesday, saying she had tried to hide her embarrassment with a joke. 

Australia sends plane to bring back MH17 victims

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 14:30

Australia Tuesday sent a C-17 military plane to the Netherlands to bring back the victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which crashed in Ukraine last Thursday.

`Industrial scale` tampering of evidence at MH17 site: Australia

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 12:09

Evidence had been tampered with on an "industrial scale" at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday, calling it "a cover-up".

Cancer therapy cures two Australian patients of HIV

Cancer therapy cures two Australian patients of HIV

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 20:18

In a piece of good news after the sad announcement a few days ago about HIV virus rebounding in the "Mississippi Baby", scientists have uncovered two new cases of HIV patients in whom the virus has become undetectable.

England bullied, bounced out by India: Warne

England bullied, bounced out by India: Warne

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 20:06

Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne Monday said India "bullied and bounced" out England to earn their first win at Lord`s since 1986.

Angus Houston to lead Australia`s MH17 probe

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 18:08

A former Australian defence official, who headed the search for the missing Malaysian jet MH370 in the Indian Ocean, will lead Australia`s MH17 plane investigation and recovery operation in Ukraine.

Japanese Olympic champ is Australia`s CWG medal hope

Japanese Olympic champ is Australia`s CWG medal hope

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 17:12

A Japanese is Australia`s best medal hope in the gymnastics for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Australia could soon start exporting uranium to India: Minister

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 16:07

Australia could soon start exporting uranium to India, Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb has said.

Obama, Abbott for transparent investigation into plane crash

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 14:15

US President Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott have called for a prompt, full, unimpeded and transparent international probe into the crash of a Malaysian passenger plane in Ukraine.

Iraq suicide bomber was Australian teenager

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 11:52

A suicide bomber, who attacked Iraq`s capital city of Baghdad last week, was identified as an 18-year-old Australian, authorities said Monday.

McIlroy up to world number two after British Open win

McIlroy up to world number two after British Open win

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 09:23

Rory McIlroy is the new world number two after his dramatic British Open victory on Sunday at Royal Liverpool lifted him six places in the rankings.