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Heatwave across Australia tests power grid

Heatwave across Australia tests power grid

Temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius represent the first major test of the energy grid this year after nearly 2,000 megawatts of extra capacity were added to prevent blackouts.

Malaysian plane scare as flight diverted to Alice Springs

Malaysian plane scare as flight diverted to Alice Springs

A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to divert to the Australian outback town of Alice Springs on Thursday for ‘technical reasons’ in a scare one passenger described as ‘hell’.

Australia lifesaving drone makes first rescue

Australia lifesaving drone makes first rescue

A pair of Australian swimmers on Thursday became the first people to be rescued in the ocean by a drone when the aerial lifesaver dropped an safety device to distressed teens caught in rough seas.

England beat Australia by five wickets in first ODI

England beat Australia by five wickets in first ODI

England beat Australia by five wickets in the first one-day international at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

Australian teen star's suicide sparks cyber-bullying campaign

Australian teen star's suicide sparks cyber-bullying campaign

A memorial for 14-year-old Amy Everett, known as Dolly, who was once the face of the wide-brimmed Akubra hat, is being held on Friday following her suicide on January 3 after constant harassment.

Australia has third hottest year on record in 2017

Australia has third hottest year on record in 2017

Australia endured one of its hottest years on record in 2017, the nation's chief weather service said, while it was the hottest in more than a century for the country's most populous state, New South Wales.

Australia complete dominant 4-0 Ashes series rout of England

Australia complete dominant 4-0 Ashes series rout of England

Australia ruthlessly extinguished England's resistance to claim an innings victory in the fifth Ashes Test and complete a 4-0 series rout on the final day in Sydney on Monday.

'Hottest' Ashes Test day on record as Australia swelters

'Hottest' Ashes Test day on record as Australia swelters

Australia's largest city recorded its hottest day since 1939 as the mercury rose to 47.3 degree Celsius in the western suburb of Penrith.

Australia's Cate Blanchett to head Cannes Film Festival jury

Australia's Cate Blanchett to head Cannes Film Festival jury

Australian movie star Cate Blanchett will head the jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera, its organisers said on Thursday.

Backpackers critically ill after Australia mass drug overdose

Backpackers critically ill after Australia mass drug overdose

Nine foreign backpackers, including five from France, were rushed to hospital in various states of ‘agitated delirium’ after ingesting a travel sickness drug they mistook for cocaine ...

High-tech ship en route to resume hunt for MH370

High-tech ship en route to resume hunt for MH370

A high-tech vessel run by a US exploration firm is en route to resume the hunt for flight MH370 in a new bid to solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries.

Six dead after Sydney seaplane crash

Six dead after Sydney seaplane crash

Six people were killed when a seaplane crashed into a river in Australia on Sunday, police said, with divers recovering three bodies so far.