Trilateral meeting on MH370 in Canberra on Sunday

 Malaysia, China and Australia will held a trilateral meeting in Canberra on Sunday on issues related to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a senior minister has said.

Australian gallery will not contest India`s antique idols claim

The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) would not contest the Indian government`s request for return of antique idols, the Indian high commission said Tuesday.

80 percent of underwater search for missing jet completed

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.

`Oil slick not related to missing Malaysian jet`

The Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) confirmed Thursday that an oil slick collected in the Southern Indian Ocean is not aircraft engine oil or hydraulic fluid.

Two Indian men to stand trial in Australia for rape

Two Indian men accused of blackmailing, abducting and raping an Australian woman will stand trial at a court in Canberra.

Indonesia `deplores` Australian naval intrusion

Indonesia said Friday it "deplores" intrusions by the Australian navy into its waters after Canberra apologised for making the incursions as part of its hardline border protection policies.

Rescued Antarctic passengers resume journey home

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 envoy to Australia asks for asylum: Media

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.

Australia celebrates first same-sex marriages ahead of court challenge

Australia celebrated its first same-sex marriages on Saturday under the threat of a court challenge that could render the unions invalid within days.

Rare 17th century map of Australia to be showcased

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.

Australian man lodges fork in penis for sexual gratification

In a bizarre incident, a 70-year-old Canberra man managed to lodge a 10cm long fork in his penis.

Australia blocks North Korean embassy plan

North Korean officials were due to visit Canberra last month in a bid to work out on opening of the office.

Australian PM Julia Gillard loses shoe on stage

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard had a "Cinderella moment" after losing her shoe on a stage in Sydney.

Key lawmaker withdraws support for Aussie govt

Prime Minister Julia Gillard`s
tenuous grip on power weakened when a key independent
lawmaker withdrew his support for her minority government.

Australian PM to price carbon pollution next year

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.

Oz PM opens new counter-terrorism centre in Canberra

The centre aims to bring together the many streams of intelligence.