Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.
Australian Ashleigh Barty beat Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7-6 (2), 6-3 to level their Fed Cup semifinal at 1-1 after the opening day of singles on hard courts at Pat Rafter Arena
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After spending seven years in the asylum of Ecuador's embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be spending at least one night in the police custody. According to Reuters, at least seven..
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange would receive the same consular support as any other citizen after his seven-year asylum was revoked. Rough cut (no..
Australian casino giant Crown Resorts says its received an indicative $7.1 billion takeover offer from Las Vegas's Wynn Resorts, sending Crown's shares soaring as investors bet on an even higher bid...
Australian police arrested 38 animal rights activists on Monday (April 8) after they blocked peak hour traffic in Melbourne in protests to mark the first anniversary of a film, Dominion, about factory..
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According to Reuters, Australian Brenton Tarrant will appear in court in New Zealand on Friday, where he faces more charges after his arrest for mass shootings at two mosques last month that killed 50..
Two Australian cave divers who were instrumental in the rescue last year of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave received on Friday a royal honor from King Maha Vajiralongkorn in a.. Reuters - Published
A dingo dragged a sleeping toddler from a camper van on a popular Australian holiday island late on Thursday, but his father awoke and pulled his 14-month-old son from the jaws of the dog-like dingo. Reuters - Published
A pet deer killed a man and badly injured his wife in Australia, police said on Wednesday, the first known attack in years though it occurred during mating season when the animals are bad tempered. Reuters - Published
San Francisco police say Good Samaritans stopped the attempted kidnapping of a 2-year-old boy on a busy street Friday. The suspect was identified as a disc jockey from Australia. (April 17)
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On the main shopping street in the tropical north Australian city of Townsville, dotted with "For Lease" signs, Chrissa Alexion is adamant a planned $4 billion coal mine should be shelved because of.. Reuters - Published
Charges against dozens of journalists and publishers in Australia over the reporting of Cardinal George Pell's child sex abuse conviction will have a chilling effect on future news reporting if they.. Reuters - Published
Support for Australia's once-influential far-right One Nation party plummeted in the past week after a series of scandals and internal ructions, a widely watched poll showed on Monday, weeks out from a.. Reuters - Published
A drive-by shooting outside a nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne inflicted "horrific injuries" that killed a security guard and wounded three men, police said on Sunday, but there was no.. Reuters - Published
Three dozen Australian journalists and publishers are to face court on Monday over their coverage of Cardinal George Pell's trial for child sex abuse, with prosecutors seeking fines and jail terms over.. Reuters - Published
Seven-year-old mare Winx won her third consecutive Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick on Saturday to finish her illustrious career with a 33rd consecutive win, a record 25th Group One victory and.. USATODAY.com - Published
UK leaders divided over the potential extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the United States. While in his homeland of Australia, leaders have ruled out intervention in a potential US.. USATODAY.com - Published
Australians will go to the polls in a general election on May 18 after Prime Minister Scott Morrison fired the starting gun on Thursday on a campaign set to be fought over taxation, climate change and.. Reuters - Published