Australia says executions of two nationals in Indonesia `imminent`

The Australian government on Saturday said it has been told by Indonesia that the execution of "Bali Nine" drug traffickers Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan was "imminent".

Indonesia issues execution orders for Australians, Filipino: Report

Two Australian drug traffickers and a Filipino woman were on Saturday given official notification by Indonesia that they will be executed, but with no given date, reports and a lawyer said.

Clear-up in Australia after destructive storms

Crews began the "immense task" of clearing up Thursday after three days of wild weather left four people dead and millions of dollars in damage across Sydney and surrounding areas.

Wild weather smashes Australian state for 3rd day

Heavy rain and high winds battered Sydney and other areas for a third day Wednesday causing widespread chaos, with emergency services dealing with nearly 10,000 calls for help and a "cruise from hell" finally docking.

Wild weather smashes Australian state for third day

 Heavy rain and high winds battered Sydney and other areas for a third day Wednesday causing widespread chaos, with emergency services dealing with 8,000 calls for help and a "cruise from hell" finally docking.

Phil Hughes' bat, jerseys head to Mount Everest
Phil Hughes' bat, jerseys head to Mount Everest

Chhurim Sherpa began her journey for a third ascent to Mount Everest on Sunday but this time some odd items were also part of her climbing gear.

Prince Harry gets airborne and into Australia`s Outback

Prince Harry completes the first two weeks of a stint with the Australian Army on Sunday, training in bush survival skills, spending time on helicopter duties and playing wheelchair Aussie Rules football.

Australian woman praised for defending Muslim couple from abuse

A Muslim couple racially abused by a Sydney train passenger have thanked another commuter who defended them, with a video capturing the incident going viral on social media as police launched an investigation.

Rural towns the frontline in Australia`s battle with `ice`

 Adrian Toomey made thousands of dollars a day as an "ice" dealer in Dubbo, a fairly typical Australian town northwest of Sydney, supplying the drug to everyone from bank workers to school teachers.

Australia to deny benefits to parents refusing to vaccinate children

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Sunday his nation will adopt a "no jab, no pay" policy to block parents who refuse to vaccinate their children from accessing some government benefits.

Australia says Iran should take back failed asylum-seekers

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Saturday that Iran should take back its citizens who failed in their bids for refugee status, confirming his government will lobby Tehran on the issue.

Britain`s Prince Harry arrives in Australia for Army stint
Britain`s Prince Harry arrives in Australia for Army stint

Britain`s Prince Harry arrived in Canberra on Monday ahead of a one-month attachment with the Australian Army, as he moves towards his retirement from the British military.

IS using sledgehammers, rifles to ruin Iraq''s UNESCO World Heritage site

According to a new Islamic State (IS) video, the group has used sledgehammers and rifles to destroy Iraq`s UNESCO World Heritage city of Hatra.

Australian held on return from fighting Islamic State: Report

A former unionist and Australian political figure has been detained at Darwin Airport after returning from the Middle East where he is believed to have been fighting against the Islamic State group, a report said Sunday.

Hundreds protest Islamic law in Australia

Protesters waving Australian flags and carrying signs such as "Yes Australia. No Sharia" rallied around the country on Saturday in events organisers said were against Islamic extremism.

Hundreds protest Islamic law in Australia

Protesters waving Australian flags and carrying signs such as "Yes Australia. No Sharia" rallied around the country on Saturday in events organisers said were against Islamic extremism.

Prince Harry to embed with Australian army from Monday

Prince Harry will begin a month-long attachment with the Australian Army on Monday, officials said, spending time on bush patrols, working with an indigenous regiment and possibly flying helicopters.

Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli back in India hand-in-hand
Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli back in India hand-in-hand

It might have been a rough few days for Virat Kohli and team India. But possibly it was worse for Anushka when she was slammed by the twitterati for 'being bad luck' for Virat. 

Cricket World Cup: Former Pakistan players rue ouster of Asian teams from final
Cricket World Cup: Former Pakistan players rue ouster of Asian teams from final

Former Pakistani cricketers rued the failure of any Asian team to make it to the cricket World Cup final after Australia beat India by 95 runs in the second semi-final in Sydney on Thursday.

Indian skipper MS Dhoni avoids retirement talk
Indian skipper MS Dhoni avoids retirement talk

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni refused to give an indication whether he will retire from one-day cricket after his team lost the World Cup semi-final to Australia in Sydney on Thursday.