An international scientific team that includes Australians believes it could be on the verge of a breakthrough in development of an Ebola vaccine.
An Australian who grew up as a pygmy in the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo has published an account of his journey.
Nauruan police say they are satisfied they acted within the law in detaining hundreds of refugees, including at least one child.
The remains of King Richard III, unearthed 500 years after they were buried, have been identified with the help of three Australians' DNA.
Australia is not alone in its efforts to save its citizens from the firing squad.
Final preparations are taking place for the annual colourful cavalcade that is the Sydney Mardi Gras parade.
The executions of Bali Nine pair Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan could be delayed by more than a week.
A Sydney woman found guilty of manslaughter for stabbing her abusive ex partner has been given a two-year suspended sentence.
Lawyers for the man accused of bombing the 2013 Boston Marathon say he did plant the explosives, but jurors should spare him the death sentence.
A young Iranian refugee on Nauru has issued an emotional plea to the Australian government as unrest grips the island.
A new independent statutory office for enhancing online safety for children looks set to be introduced soon.
Scientists at a British museum have worked out the living weight of one of its most prized dinosaurs, a stegosaurus.
The head of the UK Independence Party wants a return to what he calls normal levels of immigration and says a system like Australia's would be the best way to do it.
A group of Perth Muslims has launched Roots TV, an online channel aiming to "counter mainstream media narratives" about Islam.
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