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Upwards of 500,000 people are expected to attend the hot-air ballooning event.
Police in Sydney have identified a suspect in the Madeleine Pulver collar bomb hoax
Tanzania should be applauded for taking the lead in opening up its record on child abuse to scrutiny, but the results of this first-of-its-kind survey are horrifying.
One of the key players in Australia’s gangland wars that inspired the hit TV and book series, Underbelly, Judy Moran, has been jailed for 26 years.
A High Court challenge to Australia’s new detention policy has lead to authorities being unable to deport asylum-seekers to Malaysia.
One of World War II’s most celebrated heroines, Australian-raised Nancy Wake, has died.
Australian teenager Madeleine Pulver emerged from her home in a wealthy suburb of Sydney smiling and saying she was okay after an ordeal in which a bomb was placed around her neck by an intruder.
The Australian sharemarket lost as much as $55 billion as fears of another global financial crisis spooked investors
A fake Facebook profile impersonating a Sydney primary school teacher is the subject of a police investigation
An ex-Marine says drone strategy is "shortsighted."
Nicole Kidman's husband, country singer Keith Urban, has been accused of attacking a paparazzo's car outside a U.S. restaurant
An Australian mining contractor has reportedly been killed by a landslide in Indonesia's remote eastern Papua province
New clinics try to force full-blown and would-be web addicts to take a walk in the woods.
An Australian politician is in hiding overseas after her house was sprayed with bullets by a man chasing a drug debt of one of her sons
Australian farmers say wallabies are getting stoned on poppy seeds and making crop circles as they hop around in an opium-fueled stupor.
The Australian government has not ruled out the use of weapons such as stun guns on asylum seekers - including children - in its refugee swap deal with Malaysia.
Police are investigating allegations that staff at the Lebanese consul-general's office in Sydney have been paid wages in cash and illegally claiming social security
Thousands of international airline passengers were delayed in Sydney after a power outage disrupted dozens of flights
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grants $42 million for new designs for toilets.