The Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) has completed 80 percent of the planned underwater search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 with no signs so far of the jet, the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said Tuesday.
An Australian icebreaker carrying 52 passengers who were retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic resumed its journey home on Saturday, leaving behind another two icebreakers trapped in pack ice.
Zimbabwe`s ambassador to Australia is asking Canberra for asylum, lashing out at her country`s "illegitimate" government and voicing fears for her safety if she returns home at the end of her posting next week, reports said Saturday.
The `rarest of rare` map in the world, a 17th century depiction of New Holland created in 1663 and considered by many to be Australia`s birth certificate will be showcased in the capital city of Canberra.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Sunday her government would decide next year how to charge Australia`s major polluters for the carbon gases that they emit in a bid to curb the nation`s greenhouse gas emissions.