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.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Liberal Party faces a tight election contest in Australia's largest state on Saturday, polls suggest, as a strong economy and a troubled opposition may not surmount.. Reuters - Published
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday Foreign Minister Winston Peters will travel to Turkey to "confront" comments made by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the killing of at..
According to Business Insider, the teenager who smashed an egg on the head of a far-right Australian senator has been honored with a mural in Melbourne. Senator Fraser Anning, an Australian politician,..
According to CNN.com, "Scientists in Australia have set a new record by using the world's oldest known viable semen to impregnate dozens of merino sheep. The sperm had been frozen since 1968, but the..
Australian police said they had executed two search warrants in towns on the New South Wales mid-north coast related to the investigation into Friday's mass shootings at mosques in the New Zealand city..
The operator of Australia's key iron ore exporting ports said it was clearing ships from the sites as a severe tropical cyclone heads towards the northwestern coast, while miners were also bracing for.. Reuters - Published
Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison has described social media users who posted abusive comments beneath a photograph of Australian Rules player Tayla Harris as "cowardly grubs". Reuters - Published
A koala took the opportunity to cool off in an unoccupied air conditioned car near Adelaide on Monday, relaxing on the leather seats as the owner tried to convince it to leave. (March 20)
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Australia on Wednesday cut its annual intake of immigrants by nearly 15 percent, and barred some new arrivals from living in its largest cities for three years, in a bid to ease urban congestion. Reuters - Published
Australia's unlikely hero, dubbed "Egg Boy," is still on a crusade to help victims of the deadly mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand. Will Connolly, the 17-year-old who cracked a raw egg on.. CBS News - Published
The Brazilian government on Monday waived visa requirements for visitors from the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan, a measure to boost tourism that was first temporarily adopted before the.. Reuters - Published
A Blockbuster Video in Bend, Oregon is the last one on the planet after the only other Blockbuster in Australia announced it’s closing on March 31. The store is now booming with business from.. USATODAY.com - Published
Australian police have searched two homes in towns on the New South Wales (NSW) mid-north coast linked to the investigation into Friday's mass shootings at mosques in the New Zealand city of.. Reuters - Published
Australian police said they had executed two search warrants in towns on the New South Wales mid-north coast related to the investigation into Friday's mass shootings at mosques in the New Zealand city.. Reuters - Published
Australian police said they were investigating after a teenager smashed an egg on a controversial right-wing lawmaker who had blamed New Zealand's mass mosque shootings on the country's immigration.. Reuters - Published
Australia — home of the suspected gunman in the killing of 49 people at a New Zealand mosque — has banned right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos from touring over his social media response to.. USATODAY.com - Published
Brenton Tarrant, an Australian national, was charged with murder Saturday. He's accused of killing dozens in a shooting rampage fueled by white nationalism and anti-immigrant ideology. Forty-nine.. CBS News - Published
Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday after 49 people were killed and dozens wounded in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques. Reuters - Published
At least 49 people were killed by a white supremacist who targeted Muslims in two places of worship. The alleged gunman, who streamed video of the attack on social media, is in custody. Daniel Sutton.. CBS News - Published
Australian man with apparent racist motives charged in mosque massacre, but Sen. Fraser Anning blames policy allowing "Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place" CBS News - Published
Warning: Some of this video may be disturbing. At least 49 people were killed Friday in two separate mosque attacks in New Zealand. It is the deadliest mass shooting in the country's history. Police.. CBS News - Published
Students across America are expected to skip class Friday in the first national school strike over climate change. Similar demonstrations have already swept through Europe and Australia. Friday's.. CBS News - Published