12 Melbourne women try to flee Australia to join Islamic State: Police
12 Melbourne women try to flee Australia to join Islamic State: Police

 At least five young women from Australia have successfully joined the Islamic State and are among over a dozen similar cases from Melbourne most of whom have a "romanticised" view of the dreaded militants and want to become 'jihadi brides', police said today.

Australia to help India meet skill development challenges

Australia on Thursday assured its support to India in meeting the country's goal to upskill 500 million people by 2022, saying Australian training providers can help meet the skill development challenges.

Rare albino sparrow spotted in Australia

A rare pure white sparrow has been spotted in Australia, leaving ornithologists all aflutter on Monday.

Sikh man rewarded for cradling injured boy's head with turban

A Sikh man from India, who made international headlines after he broke religious protocol by removing his turban to help a profusely bleeding child in New Zealand, has been presented with a truckload of new furniture for his sparsely decorated flat by a TV station.

Teen `well advanced` in alleged bomb plot: Australia police

 Australian police said Sunday a teenager charged with a terrorist bomb plot was "well advanced" in plans to target a public event, adding they were investigating whether he was radicalised or recruited online.

Australian Police thwart imminent bomb attack, teen charged

The Australian Police said on Saturday they had thwarted an imminent terror attack after discovering explosives at a Melbourne home and arresting a 17-year-old boy, in the latest example of the threat posed by radicalised teenagers in the country.

Albury rape: Mayor Kevin Mack apologises for ''victim blaming'' comment

Shortly after Mayor Kevin Mack encouraged women to not walk alone and to have someone with them "at all times" as that in itself, was an "invitation" for someone to take advantage of them, he has now apologised for making the comment.

Australian charged with importing weapons linked to terror-accused teens

An Australian teenager arrested in recent counter-terrorism raids faced fresh charges on Thursday for alleging importing weapons to supply two others accused of planning an Islamic State-inspired attack on Anzac Day commemorations.

Police out in force for Anzac ceremonies in Australia

Police Friday vowed a heavy security presence as Australia prepares to honour its war dead at Anzac Day commemorations a week after an alleged terror plot was foiled.

Islamic centre tied to Australian terror accused shuts down

An Islamic centre in Australia linked with several men accused of terrorism-related offences shut down Thursday, citing harassment and "insidious campaigns" against it.

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.

Melbourne police foils alleged Anzac Day terror plot

An alleged terrorist plot to attack law enforcement officers with knives and swords in Melbourne on Anzac Day has been busted in pre-dawn raids.

UK reviews security of Anzac Day events after Australian arrests

Security arrangements for next weekend`s Anzac Day commemorations in Britain are being reviewed following terrorism arrests in Melbourne, although there is no specific threat, police said Saturday.

Funds raised to send drowned Indian's body back from New Zealand

The body of a 26-year-old Indian student in New Zealand who drowned in the sea will now be sent back with help of public donations worth USD 23,000 after his family in India could not afford to pay for funeral and transport costs.

Indian techie dies in Australia after falling from third floor

A 29-year-old Indian IT analyst died on Thursday after allegedly falling from the balcony of the third floor of an apartment in Sydney, police said.

Chinese woman in Australia accused of killing child with garden shears


Melbourne: A Chinese woman was due in court Thursday accused of killing a four-year-old boy in Australia with garden shears before laying in wait for his grandmother and stabbing her to death.

Test hopeful Fawad Ahmed ''comfortable'' with Australian drinking
Test hopeful Fawad Ahmed ''comfortable'' with Australian drinking

Boozy celebrations have been a part of Australian cricket for decades but test hopeful Fawad Ahmed will be politely declining when the victory beers are passed around on the tour of the Caribbean and England.

President, PM congratulate Australia for World Cup win
President, PM congratulate Australia for World Cup win

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the Australia cricket team on winning the 2015 World Cup in Melbourne.

Michael Hussey heaps praise on retiring skipper Michael Clarke
Michael Hussey heaps praise on retiring skipper Michael Clarke

Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey on Saturday lauded retiring skipper Michael Clarke’s work ethic, saying he has raised the standards of cricket in his country to newer heights.

MCG holds no fears for Black Caps: Tim Southee
MCG holds no fears for Black Caps: Tim Southee

New Zealand seamer Tim Southee believes the Black Caps have the experience and the firepower to topple Australia in Sunday`s World Cup final in Melbourne.