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Male Muslim students excused from shaking hands with women at Australian school

Male Muslim students at a public school in Australia can refuse to shake hands with women to adhere to their faith.

Australia battles 50 fires in heat wave, sparking warning, blackout fears

Australian emergency services were bracing against "potentially catastrophic" fire conditions on Saturday, as firefighters battled nearly 50 blazes in the state of New South Wales, sweltering in a heat wave sweeping the country`s east coast.

Australian heatwave causes firms to power down, Sydney braces for blackouts

Major energy users on Australia`s east coast shut down on Friday

Sydney bomb plot: 2 jailed on terror charges

Two men who planned to bomb a Shia prayer hall in Sydney and had threatened to stab people in the kidneys were sentenced today to 20 years in prison.

ISIS sympathizer arrested on charges of stabbing in Sydney

An alleged ISIS sympathizer has been arrested in the Sydney suburb of Minto for stabbing a 59-year old man and attempting to attack an officer in what the police described as a terrorist act.

Scorpene leak: Court restrains newspaper from publishing data

French company DCNS has obtained a court order restricting `The Australian` from further publishing leaked documents on India`s Scorpene submarine project.

Racist graffiti, swastika symbols appear in Australia beach

The Australian Police found about 15 swastika symbols drawn on the footpath, bus stops, poles, benches and electrical boxes, the ABC reported.

Baby seal rescued from fishing net on Australian beach – Watch adorable video!

Baby seal rescued from fishing net on Australian beach – Watch adorable video!

 In the video, the panicked baby seal was seen running towards the ocean as soon as a man freed him using a knife.

Migaloo sighting alert! White humpback whale spotted off Australia's Byron Bay (See pic)

Migaloo sighting alert! White humpback whale spotted off Australia's Byron Bay (See pic)

The majestic white humpback has been sighted off the coast of New South Wales state.

Australian convicted of recruiting foreign fighters for Islamic State: Report

An Australian court on Tuesday convicted Sydney man Hamdi Al Qudsi of recruiting six young men to travel overseas and fight alongside Islamic State and al Qaeda affiliates in Syria.

Australian state Parliament evacuated over suspicious package

Hundreds of employees at New South Wales (NSW) state Parliament in Sydney were evacuated earlier on Monday, following the discovery of a suspicious package in the area.

Two arrested in Australia for alleged Islamic State financing

Two people were arrested on Tuesday in Australia`s New South Wales state for allegedly financing the Islamic State (IS) terror group.

2 dead, 2 injured in shooting at business in western Sydney

A man who police say fatally shot one person and wounded two others inside a western Sydney business was found dead inside the building after a six-hour standoff today.

Bombs in schools hoax call causes panic in Sydney

 Police operations in Sydney have concluded at nine schools across Australia's largest city after bomb threats were received today following Friday's series of threats that turned out to be hoaxes.

Australian schools evacuated after bomb hoax call

Thousands of students were evacuated from schools in two Australian states Friday following hoax bomb threats, with local media saying they could be linked to similar scares in Europe.

BIZARRE! 5-year-old girl denied personalised Nutella jar because her name is Isis

In a bizarre case, a five-year-old girl in Australia was denied her personalised jar of Nutella with her name printed on it because her name is Isis.

Memorial in honour of Indian woman techie unveiled in Australia

A memorial plaque honouring a 41-year-old Indian woman IT professional who was knifed to death in Australia in March was unveiled during an emotional memorial service here.

Thumb pain will remain for career: David Warner

Thumb pain will remain for career: David Warner

Warner sustained the injury when he got in a tangle trying to play a Steven Finn bouncer.

NSW Blues win Matador Cup

NSW Blues win Matador Cup

 The New South Wales (NSW) Blues have won their first domestic one-day title in 10 years.

Three arrested over Australia terror shooting set free

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said the attack "appears to have been an act of terrorism".