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".

Mosque raided after Australia 'terrorism-linked' shooting

New South Wales state police said the mosque in Parramatta in western Sydney -- close to the scene of the double shooting on Friday afternoon -- was raided with the consent of religious leaders.

Captain Steve Smith defends beer logo on Australia shirts

Captain Steve Smith defends beer logo on Australia shirts

Beer and cricket go hand in hand for many Australians and the captain of the national team, Steven Smith, sees little problem with the logo of a local brew being prominently featured on his test shirt.

Seal spotted surfing humpback whale in Australia

Seal spotted surfing humpback whale in Australia

Australian photographer Robyn Malcolm managed to captured the remarkable moment when a seal hitched a ride on the back of a humpback whale.

Brad Haddin to coach next generation in Australia

Brad Haddin to coach next generation in Australia

Former Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin will move into coaching to pass on his knowledge to the next generation of local cricketers, coach Darren Lehmann has said.

Five arrested in Australia drug, money laundering bust

Five men including a well-known music promoter have been arrested following an investigation involving the FBI into cocaine trafficking and money laundering in Australia, police said Friday.

Australian couple wakes up to find naked Irishman asleep in bed

 An Australian couple today got the fright of their lives after waking up to find a naked Irishman asleep next to them in bed.

Australia backs turning Northern Territory into seventh state

Australian political leaders on Thursday backed the establishment of the country`s seventh state -- the Northern Territory -- by mid-2018, with Prime Minister Tony Abbott conceding the national flag could be changed.

Fear of violence after nationalist Australia rallies

Australian officials urged vigilance on Monday following nationalistic and anti-Islam rallies, to ensure sentiment does not boil over into ugly race rights similar to those seen in 2005.

New Zealand to host Australian Sheffield Shield match

New Zealand to host Australian Sheffield Shield match

Cricket Australia will stage a domestic Sheffield Shield match in New Zealand next year to allow players to warm up for the test series in February.

England coach Trevor Bayliss targets triumph after tragedy

England coach Trevor Bayliss targets triumph after tragedy

There are a lot of people within cricket who are apt to call a one-sided match a "massacre" or a dropped catch a "tragedy", but new England coach Trevor Bayliss is unlikely to be one of them.

Sheffield Shield match to honour Phillip Hughes

Sheffield Shield match to honour Phillip Hughes

New South Wales and South Australia will play a Sheffield Shield match in honour of Phillip Hughes near to the former test batsman`s home next year.

Breastfeeding ban on tattooed Australian mother overturned

A woman from Australia's New South Wales state on Friday won a legal battle to breastfeed her 11-month-old baby after a Family Court overturned an injunction that banned her from doing so because she got a tattoo.

Islamic State recruiters at Sydney community centre

 Recruiters for the Islamic State (IS) terror group have been masquerading as social workers at a community centre in Australia`s New South Wales state to entice youths to join the jihad organisation, a media report said on Tuesday.