Australia is among the first countries to donate towards a new fund designed to encourage the Taliban to lay down their guns in Afghanistan, pledging $25 million.January 29, 2010, 6:13 am
Buu "Paul" Lieu, 48, died in hospital on Monday after being savagely bashed near Bibra Lake earlier this month.January 28, 2010, 3:11 pm
A city in central China has renamed a mountain after the US blockbuster movie Avatar, which set a Chinese box office record until its run in the country was cut short.January 26, 2010, 12:44 pm
They might look like trees on Mars, but they're not.January 21, 2010, 12:46 pm
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on China to explain Google's discovery of a "highly sophisticated" attack on its Chinese website aimed at e-mail accounts of human rights activists.January 13, 2010, 12:45 pm
Top managers at Vietnamese budget airline Jetstar Pacific, part-owned by Australia's Qantas, violated maintenance regulations, according to official media reports.January 13, 2010, 12:00 pm
Dubai is set to open the world's tallest building amid tight security today, celebrating the tower as a bold feat on the world stage despite the city state's shaky financial footing.January 4, 2010, 6:25 am
England is poised to pull out of next year’s Commonwealth Games over fears that athletes will be victims of a terrorist attack, it has been revealed this morning.December 30, 2009, 7:43 am
All eyes will be on Rupert Murdoch next year as the media mogul tries to engineer the biggest structural change in the media industry in three decades.December 29, 2009, 8:41 am
A eerie turquoise light spotted over Norway has sparked a mystery, with suggestions it could be a missile test.December 10, 2009, 8:17 am
Former WA pro-surfer Paul “Antman” Paterson hesitates when asked to describe what it feels like to face down the monster waves currently crashing down at Waimea Bay on Hawaii’s Oahu’s North Shore.December 8, 2009, 12:18 pm
Thousands of spectators and surfers are flocking to Hawaii’s beaches to see the biggest waves in years crash ashore.December 8, 2009, 10:05 am
Ousted federal Liberal leader Malcolm Turnbull and his former deputy Julie Bishop reportedly have fallen out over this week's tumultuous ructions inside the party.December 3, 2009, 5:21 am
Tony Abbott has set the Opposition on a collision course with a double dissolution election, using his first press conference to vow to send the Government’s emissions trading scheme to a parliamentary inquiry.December 1, 2009, 6:45 am
Oprah Winfrey’s production company says Winfrey will announce on Friday that her talk show will end in 2011 after its 25th season on the air.November 20, 2009, 8:32 am
The trappings of Bernard Madoff's once luxurious lifestyle - jewels, furs and expensive trinkets - will be auctioned on Saturday in New York to benefit victims of the Wall Street swindler.November 11, 2009, 6:55 am
A drunk woman who fell on the tracks at a Boston train station has walked away without injury and is now resting at home.November 10, 2009, 12:44 pm
Deep in the jungles of south-east Asia blooms the world's biggest flower - a massive fleshy orb designed by nature to attract insects by mimicking the colour and stench of rotting meat.November 10, 2009, 10:10 am
US tourism chiefs are targeting credit-crunched jobless people with time on their hands - the so-called funemployed.November 10, 2009, 6:41 am
Australian special forces troops have smashed an insurgent network in southern Afghanistan, seizing arms, ammunition, opium and stolen Afghan National Army uniforms.November 5, 2009, 10:13 am
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