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A Sydney woman was dead for nearly 8 years until someone noticed she was missing

Wood lay dead on the floor of her inner-city house for nearly eight years. No one noticed she was missing.

Tropical Cyclone Christina slams into Western Australia

Port Hedland, South Hedland, Whim Creek, Roebourne, Point Samson, Wickham, Karratha and Dampier are all on red alert.

Man killed by shark in Western Australia

A young man was attacked and killed by a shark as he surfed in Western Australia on Saturday, the third such attack near the community of Gracetown in the past three years.

Indonesia recalls ambassador to Australia over spying allegations

Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said the country's envoy is being called back to Jakarta for "consultations" after documents leaked by US whistleblower Edward Snowden said that Yudhoyono, his wife and senior ministers were the targets of Australian surveillance.

‘Tony Abbott’s got my baby’

PARIS — As public relations disasters go, it’s hard to beat forcibly separating a mother from her sick infant. But Australia’s new Prime Minister Tony Abbott had promised a no-holds barred approach to foreigners arriving in Australia to seek asylum. When it came to a woman whose newborn baby required intensive care in an Australian hospital, his authorities made good on his promise.

Australia's High Court took 6 years to rule a woman can't get comped for sex-related injuries on a business trip

Australian woman, a human relations professional, sued for benefits after hurting herself during motel room sex on business trip.
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A woman injured while having sex in her hotel room on a business trip sponsored by her employer is not entitled to workers compensation, the High Court of Australia ruled Oct. 30, 2013. (FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Legal minds across Australia are resting easier today after the High Court resolved an issue before the courts since 2007. It’s certain to form legal precedent for decades to come: is sex “necessary activity” for a motel room on a business trip?


New species of dolphin found off Australian coast

A new variety of humpback dolphin has been identified off the coast of Australia, after genetic analysis revealed that the genus has at least four species.

Australia PM Tony Abbott calls wildfires' link with climate change 'hogwash'

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott rejected claims that wildfires in the country are linked to climate change.

State of emergency declared in Australia’s New South Wales as bush fires rage

Fire officials are investigating whether one of the fires was started by explosives used in an Australian military exercise conducted near the town of Lithgow on Wednesday.

At least 22 dead after asylum seeker boat sinks off Indonesia

At least 22 Middle Eastern asylum seekers have died after their boat sank off the Indonesian coast, ending their attempt to reach the Australian territory of Christmas Island.
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