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Turnbull set to form his government after Governor General's nod

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is set to form a coalition government after Governor General Peter Cosgrove accepted his advice to return to power for a second time.

Australian PM to decide cabinet following election win

Australia`s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has on Monday returned to capital Canberra to decide on his cabinet ministers for the 45th Parliament, after he secured victory in the 2016 federal election.

Polls close in most states in Australian election

Polls closed in Australia's most populous states where Saturday's national elections  are expected to be won or loss.

Wild storm lashes east coast of Australia, 3 people dead, more missing; vital services crippled

Wild storm lashes east coast of Australia, 3 people dead, more missing; vital services crippled

Three people were dead and more are said to be missing after massive storms flooded rivers, uprooted trees and tore into beaches along Australia's east coast.

Australia trying to find TV crew detained in Lebanon

An Australian television crew has been detained in Lebanon, their network said on Thursday, with Canberra urgently trying to confirm the reporters` whereabouts.

Fiji eyes more cyclone aid as toll hits 44

Fiji eyes more cyclone aid as toll hits 44

Cyclone-devastated Fiji said it was likely to need more foreign aid on Thursday as the body count from the most powerful storm in its history climbed to 44.

India's tour of Australia: Glenn Maxwell could miss fifth ODI at SCG

India's tour of Australia: Glenn Maxwell could miss fifth ODI at SCG

There is swelling and discomfort in his knees.

4th ODI, Canberra: India vs Australia: Can bowlers avoid more humiliation for Men in Blue?

4th ODI, Canberra: India vs Australia: Can bowlers avoid more humiliation for Men in Blue?

Considering the way batsmen have performed so far in the series, the Indian bowlers need to pull up their socks to avoid a whitewash against the Aussies.

PHOTOS: Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni relax at India House in Canberra after series defeat

PHOTOS: Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni relax at India House in Canberra after series defeat

The Men in Blue are in town to play the 4th ODI of the series on Wednesday.

Five charged in Australia over terror plot

Two people, including a 15-year-old boy, were arrested on Thursday in Sydney over a terror plot targeting a government building, with authorities expressing alarm at the age of those being radicalised.

MHA confirms Mumbai gangster Chhota Rajan arrested in Bali

MHA confirms Mumbai gangster Chhota Rajan arrested in Bali

The Indonesian authorities on Sunday arrested fugitive Chhota Rajan.

Greg Blewett, Ryan Harris named coaches for Australian cricket teams

Greg Blewett, Ryan Harris named coaches for Australian cricket teams

Greg Blewett and Ryan Harris were confirmed as head coach and assistant coach of the Prime Minister’s XI and Cricket Australia (CA) XI that will take on New Zealand.

Outgoing Australia PM Abbott says to make leadership change easy

Outgoing Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott pledged on Tuesday to make the change of leadership as easy as possible after losing a party room vote to rival Malcolm Turnbull, giving Australia its fourth prime minister in two years. 

Indian-origin cabbie pleads guilty to raping woman passenger in Canberra

 An Indian-origin taxi driver in Australia's capital city Canberra on Wednesday pleaded guilty to raping an inebriated woman passenger while she was returning from a late night party.

Australia PM rules out leniency for ex-jihadists

Australia today ruled out any leniency for returning jihadists following reports that three of its nationals suspected of fighting with Islamic State were in secret negotiations with Canberra to come home.

New treaties needed to tackle illegal sea trade: Australian Police

New regional agreements are needed to tackle criminal gangs using the world`s oceans for illegal fishing and smuggling, a top Australian maritime officer said, calling the lucrative trade an "imminent threat" to global security.

Indonesia threatens Australia with `tsunami` of asylum-seekers

 An Indonesian minister has warned a "human tsunami" of asylum-seekers could be unleashed on Australia in retaliation if Canberra keeps pressing for clemency for two Australian drug smugglers on death row, as ties between the neighbours fray.

Indian IT consultant's murder: Husband heads to Sydney, MEA extends 'full assistance' to family

Indian IT consultant's murder: Husband heads to Sydney, MEA extends 'full assistance' to family

The Ministry of External Affairs has assured full assistance to the family of the Indian IT consultant, who was stabbed to death in Sydney late on on Saturday.

Cricket World Cup: We do it our way, says South Africa`s AB de Villiers

Cricket World Cup: We do it our way, says South Africa`s AB de Villiers

South Africa captain AB de Villiers on Tuesday backed his team to go far in the World Cup following a 201-run romp over hapless Ireland in Canberra to record their third win in Pool B.

Hashim Amla is a rock: AB de Villiers

Hashim Amla is a rock: AB de Villiers

South Africa skipper AB de Villiers has praised Hashim Amla for his knock of 159 against Ireland on Tuesday, saying that the opener is a "rock".