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Australian anti-terror police arrest man on suspicion of helping Islamic State develop missiles


Australian counterterrorism police arrested a man on Tuesday who officials say was planning to advise the Islamic State group on how to develop missiles.

Radicalised Australians increasingly young, spy chief warns


The age of Australians being radicalised by the Islamic State (IS) group is increasingly getting younger, the country's top spy has warned.

Australia to bring back ambassadors to shape foreign policy: report


Australia will temporarily bring back every ambassador from across the world to help shape the final components of its new foreign policy, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on Wednesday citing the Foreign Ministry.

Melbourne 'go slow' taxi protest stops traffic


Melbourne taxi drivers have staged a "go slow" protest on one of the city's busiest roads.

Australian ex-PM Kevin Rudd berates Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu


Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd has accused Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu of "torpedoing" peace negotiations in the Middle East.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praises Australia for ‘puncturing UN hypocrisy’


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday praised Australia for being “courageously willing to puncture UN hypocrisy” on anti-Israel resolutions.

Melbourne plane crash: Airport reopens as investigation begins


An airport in the Australian city of Melbourne has reopened two days after a plane crash that killed five people.

Huge fire erupts at waste recycling factory in Sydney, no injuries so far


More than 100 firefighters from 24 different fire crews across Sydney responded to an industrial blaze on Thursday morning, that has left a huge plume of smoke, visible for 25 km across the city.

Pilot of crashed charter plane already under investigation


The pilot of a plane that crashed into a Melbourne shopping center on Tuesday was already under investigation over a "near collision", it has been revealed.

Five feared dead in Australian plane crash, "ball of flames" witnessed


Grave fears are held for five people on board a charter plane that crashed into an Australian shopping center shortly after takeoff on Tuesday.