Australia's defense chief says Australian F/A-18F Super Hornets will soon resume airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria after operations were suspended as precaution because a U.S. fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane earlier this week.
A bumbling carjacker turned into a driving disaster when he failed to steal a vehicle because he couldn’t operate a manual.
The Latest on the developments in Syria (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Syrian opposition activists say a truce that went into effect three days ago in the southern city of Daraa has collapsed amid a government offensive near the Jordanian border.
Australia has suspended its airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria as a precaution after a U.S. fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane earlier this week.
The government's plans to raise the standards for attaining Australian citizenship have been condemned by the opposition party as a fundamental change that would create a large underclass of residents who do not fully belong.
Police have arrested a 40-year-old man in Australia after they found a Nazi sub-machine gun and 60 rounds of ammunition in the car he was riding in during a traffic stop.
With its flag lowered one final time, Australia has ended 53 years of helping to keep the peace on the ethnically divided Cyprus by pulling out its last three police officers serving with a United Nations peacekeeping force.
Australia will allow gun owners to hand in illegal firearms without penalty next month as concerns grow over crimes involving such weapons.
An Australian man was arrested at Sydney Airport on Thursday after five months of surveillance on suspicion of planning to fly to Syria to fight with Islamic State group militants, police said.
Australia's prime minister says he is disappointed that excerpts of an off-the-record speech he gave at Parliament House parodying President Donald Trump have been broadcast by a television network.
Aspiring Australian citizens will have to make a pledge to share Australian values under laws being introduced to Parliament.
The Australian government has reached a settlement with more than 1,900 asylum seekers who sued over their treatment at an immigration camp in Papua New Guinea.
An Uber driver was sentenced on Tuesday to nine years in prison on a conviction of raping a drunken woman who fell asleep in the back of his ride-hailing car in Sydney.
An Australian gambling company says its Australian and Chinese casino employees detained in China in October have all been charged with promoting gambling.
A plane heading to Shanghai has returned safely to Sydney after an in-flight problem left a gaping hole in the engine casing.
Australian government leaders on Friday agreed to toughen parole laws in response to a siege this week in which a gunman who once trained with Muslim extremists killed an apartment building receptionist and wounded three police officers months after being released early from prison.
The Saudi Arabian Football Federation has apologized for "any offense caused" after its players declined to participate in a minute's silence in memory of last weekend's deadly attacks in London before the start of a World Cup qualifying match against Australia.
The Latest on the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market (all times local): 11:40 a.m.
A former U.S. intelligence official says the Watergate scandal that brought down a president "pales" in comparison with allegations that President Donald Trump's election campaign colluded with Russians.
Prince Harry has braved heavy rain to acknowledge well-wishers at Sydney's harborside as he marked 500 days until the city hosts the 2018 Invictus Games.
A gunman in Australia who shot a man dead and held a woman hostage had been on officials' radars years ago when he stood trial for plotting a terror attack in Sydney, but eventually was acquitted, police said Tuesday.
A passenger has been charged with writing a threatening note that caused the emergency evacuation of an Australian domestic airliner at an airport on Tuesday, police said.
A gunman who killed a man and took a woman hostage before dying in a police shootout had been acquitted of plotting a terror attack at a Sydney army base years earlier, police said Tuesday.
Police say a passenger has been arrested after an Australian domestic airliner landed in a regional airport because of a note found near a toilet.
A suspected terrorist who killed a man and took a woman hostage in an up-market suburb of Melbourne late Monday had arranged to meet her through an escort service.
The latest on the Melbourne siege (all times local): 8:45 a.m.
The latest on the attacks in the London Bridge area (all times local): 5:30 p.m.
A court in Bulgaria has sentenced a 21-year-old man to four years in prison for planning to commit an act of terrorism.
Australian police say a shootout in which two men died, three police officers were wounded and a female hostage was freed might be related to Islamic extremism.
A Melbourne gunman called a local television station early Monday in the midst of a deadly siege, pledging allegiance to ISIS and Al Qaeda before cops shot him dead to end the rampage.
A gunman was shot dead and three officers were injured on Monday following a hostage situation in Melbourne, Australia, where officials are investigating if incident was terrorism-related.
In their first joint appearance abroad, America's top diplomat and its Pentagon chief offered public reassurances to a longstanding ally at odds with President Donald Trump's abandonment of the Paris climate agreement.
The latest on the attacks in the London Bridge area (all times local): 7:30 a.m.
The top U.S. diplomat says he does not expect a growing rift between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors to degrade unity in the fight against Islamic extremists.
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the United States and its allies are not intimidated by Islamic State violence.
A United Nations agency said Saturday it had "serious concern" about coral bleaching on Australia's Great Barrier and urged the government to work faster to improve water quality in the region.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Friday it is in China's best interests to curb the nuclear ambitions of North Korea, with which it shares a border.
Five countries in a longstanding defense pact met in Singapore on Friday and said that they will continue working together and use the internet to fight terrorism.
A Sri Lankan man has been charged with endangering the safety of an aircraft and making false threats after he threatened to detonate a bomb and attempted to enter the cockpit of a Malaysian Airline plane flying out of Australia.
A Malaysia Airlines plane was forced to return to Australia on Wednesday after a disruptive passenger attempted to enter the cockpit, the airline said.
An Australian coroner says two Filipino seamen who died two weeks apart during a Japanese coal carrier's voyage to Australia in 2012 had been killed by one or more assailants.
A government official says the death of an Australian girl in a bombing in Baghdad underscores why Australia is fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East.
A mother who drowned three of her children and attempted to kill a fourth by driving the family car into a lake in an Australian city has been sentenced to 20 years and six months in prison.
Australia plans to ban convicted pedophiles from traveling overseas in what the government says is a world-first move to protect vulnerable children in Southeast Asia from exploitation.
A 73-year-old Australian fisherman says he caught a far bigger fish than he hoped for when a 2.7-meter (9-foot) great white shark leapt into his boat, knocking him off his feet.
Australia has announced it's sending an additional 30 military advisers to train Afghan troops and expects other countries to increase their contributions to the restive Central Asian country.
Indonesia has deported Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, whose trial and imprisonment on the tourist island of Bali mesmerized her homeland for more than a decade.
Indonesia's president has ordered a thorough investigation of the network behind two suicide bombings that targeted police in the capital and killed three police officers.
Former tennis great and now Christian pastor Margaret Court says she will stop using Qantas "where possible" in protest over the Australian airline's promotion of same-sex marriage.
Sri Lanka's president has met with the Australian prime minister with fighting people-smuggling high on the agenda.
Oman's state news agency says the country has helped free an Australian citizen who went missing in Yemen.
Australia says Southeast Asian governments will hold a summit in August to coordinate against the security threat posed by homegrown Islamic militants returning from battlefields in Syria and Iraq.
An Australian coroner has concluded that police responding to a deadly hostage crisis in a Sydney cafe underestimated the threat the gunman posed and should have stormed the building earlier.
An Australian woman claimed her dream trip to visit her boyfriend in Hawaii turned into a nightmare when she was detained and put on a flight back home because officials read her diary and determined she was trying to immigrate to the United States illegally.
A senior Australian tax bureaucrat and two of his children are among 10 people charged in connection with a sophisticated tax fraud that police say netted 165 million Australian dollars ($123 million) in less than a year.
Australia's second-largest newspaper empire, Fairfax Media, says it has received rival takeover offers from two U.S. private equity investment firms.
Roman Heinze viciously attacked two backpackers on a remote beach last year.
A man who subjected two backpackers to a violent attack on a remote Australian beach has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.
Australian police say they are a step closer to deciding whether to charge a top Vatican cardinal over allegations of sexual assault dating back decades.
When the sister of President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner promoted investment in her family's new skyscraper from a Beijing hotel ballroom stage earlier this month, she was pitching a controversial American visa program that's proven irresistible to tens of thousands of Chinese.
Australia's immigration minister on Tuesday urged tougher refugee rules that would deport refugees who took vacations in countries where they claimed to fear persecution.
The latest on North Korea's missile launch (all times local): 7:55 a.m.
An Australian state parliament has apologized to hundreds of men convicted for having homosexual sex as the government introduced legislation to throw out their criminal records.
An Australian senator has made history by breastfeeding her infant daughter on the floor of the country's Parliament.
Australian quarantine officials have acknowledged that they reacted a bit too hastily when they destroyed a rare, centuries-old collection of plants from France due to paperwork problems.
Australia's prime minister says a 6-year-old Australian boy photographed making an Islamic State movement salute in front of a human body hanging from a cross somewhere in the Middle East is entitled to return to Australia with his siblings.
A mother who stabbed to death her seven children and a niece in northern Australia in 2014 will not stand trial for murder because she was suffering cannabis-induced schizophrenia when she lost control, according to a court judgment released Thursday.
A judge has ruled that a mother who stabbed to death her seven children and a niece in northern Australia in 2014 will not stand trial for murder because she was suffering cannabis-induced schizophrenia when she lost control.
Uber says the ride-hailing company has suspended a driver in Australia while police investigate allegations he told a passenger he led an organization related to the Islamic State movement and planned to blow up Parliament House.
Australia's prime minister used a commemoration of a World War II naval battle on Monday to warn that his country and the United States would not tolerate North Korea's "reckless, dangerous threats" to regional peace.
Australian police have revealed that an officer has broken the country's contentious new metadata laws by illegally accessing a journalist's phone records to identify an anonymous source.
Australia's prime minister warned energy companies on Thursday that they would be restricted from exporting gas if Australians are not also provided with adequate supplies at internationally competitive prices.
An eight-year-old girl who was the sole survivor of a horror crash that killed her mother and two siblings in northern New South Wales has spoken of how she escaped the sinking car.
Australia's foreign minister and New Zealand's justice minister have joined hundreds of people on the site of the battlefields of the World War I Battle of Gallipoli to remember those who were killed on the 102nd anniversary of the start of the ill-fated campaign.
Outback police have arrested a 12-year-old boy who was almost a third of his way toward driving solo across Australia.
Police have stopped a 12-year-old boy attempting to drive across Australia - 14 hours into his epic journey.
As tensions rose on the Korean peninsula, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has President Donald Trump's trust but little diplomatic experience to go with it, became the top American official headed to the region after North Korea again failed to successfully launch a ballistic missile.
The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Asia and Australia (all times local): 1:45 p.m.
Vice President Mike Pence and Australia's prime minister brushed off any lingering hostility over a contentious refugee deal and joined forces on Saturday to urge China to take a greater role in pressuring North Korea to drop its nuclear weapons program.
Australian police are investigating claims the remains of a murdered Brit are buried in the outback after an anonymous letter was sent from London.
More than two months after President Donald Trump got into a spat with the leader of Australia, Vice President Mike Pence will be working to smooth over any lingering hard feelings.
The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Asia and Australia (all times local): 9:20 p.m.
An Australian subsidiary of U.S. energy giant Chevron Corp. has lost a court appeal against a 340 million Australian dollar ($260 million) tax bill in a ruling with ramifications for how multinational corporations transfer money.
Vice President Mike Pence will be working to smooth over any lingering hard feelings with Australia more than two months after President Donald Trump got into a spat with the country's prime minister.
Analysis of a genuine Boeing 777 wing flap has reaffirmed experts' opinion that a missing Malaysian airliner most likely crashed north of an abandoned search area in the Indian Ocean.
Australia plans to tighten its citizenship rules to require higher English language skills, longer residency and evidence of integration such as a job, officials said Thursday.
The Australian and Japanese foreign and defense ministers are meeting Thursday to discuss deepening defense cooperation and the growing North Korean nuclear and missile threat.
The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Asia (all times local): ___ 2:30 p.m.
Australia's prime minister says the country will scrap a temporary visa for skilled foreign workers, arguing that Australians must be given priority for Australian jobs.
A teenage surfer has died after she was mauled by a shark in Western Australia’s south.
A 17-year-old surfer has been killed by a shark off Australia's south coast.
A convenience store owner is sparking outrage for banning black teens from his shop because, he claims, they “always steal.”
Shocking CCTV footage shows the youngster, who appeared to be travelling with his sister and grandparents, disappearing underneath the train as he tried to board it at Cronulla railway station in Sydney.
An Indonesian court has sentenced a New Zealand woman to 2 ½ years in jail for possessing methamphetamine.
A former Australian foreign minister has dubbed Donald Trump the most "psychologically ill-equipped president" in U.S. history, and called on Australia to distance itself from Washington in favor of forging closer ties with China.
Aspiring rapper Terry Peck, also known as 2pec, jumped into the ocean to avoid paying for his massive seafood dinner at a restaurant in Australia, court documents said.
Australia says it's is ready to export uranium to India with the passing of legislation in its parliament, nearly three years after the two countries signed an export deal for peaceful power generation.
The future of hundreds of asylum seekers languishing at an Australian-run detention center in Papua New Guinea remains in doubt, with the leaders of both countries declining to provide details about what will happen to the men if a deal to resettle them in the United States falls through.
China has cancelled a visit by Australian lawmakers to meet law enforcement officials in what some say is punishment for Australian interference in Chinese internal affairs at a period of deepening diplomatic tensions.
Australia and New Zealand are warning that extremists may be planning an attack on the commemoration of a World War I campaign that is being held in Turkey this month.
Nauru's president said Thursday that Australia's controversial policy of sending asylum seekers to his Pacific island nation was "working well," as he met with the Australian prime minister amid questions over the fate of hundreds of refugees languishing at Nauru's Australian-run detention camp.
Australia's prime minister is fending off criticism over tax concessions for investors in booming urban property markets after a central banker warned soaring house prices could threaten the economy.
Australian police have seized 903 kilograms (1,990 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine that was smuggled from China inside boxes of hollow floorboards — the largest ever haul of the illicit drug in Australia, officials said Wednesday.
Afghanistan's president says he hasn't discussed during his visit to Australia taking back asylum seekers, a prospect that mobilized hundreds of protesters who argue that Afghanistan is too dangerous for its nationals to be forced home.