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Australia denies trying to ‘recruit’ Indonesian soldiers after military ties suspended

2017-01-05

Australia on Thursday rejected claims it tried to “recruit” Indonesia’s best soldiers as it worked to mend relations with Jakarta after military ties were suspended.

Marlin drags fisherman into remote waters off Australia

2017-01-04

A lone fisherman survived by treading water for six hours after being dragged into the sea by a marlin off Western Australia.

Fiji rocked by powerful 7.2 quake, tsunami warnings briefly raised

2017-01-04

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck off the island nation of Fiji on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Post-mortem to investigate British woman's death, Australian police say

2017-01-03

A post-mortem examination is to be held to investigate the unexplained death of a British woman in Australia, police say.

Man filmed 'fishing' in floods amuses Australia

2016-12-30

​An Australian man has found instant fame after being filmed pretending to fish during flash floods in Melbourne.

Man arrested over New Year's Eve 'threats' in Sydney, police say

2016-12-30

​Australian anti-terror police have charged a man for making threats against Sydney's New Year's Eve celebrations.

Police seize 1,100kg in Australia's 'largest cocaine bust'

2016-12-29

​Fifteen men have been charged after police said they made the biggest cocaine bust in Australia's history.

Australia's Coogee beach bans alcohol after Christmas party

2016-12-28

​Alcohol will be banned at a popular Sydney beach all summer after a Christmas party resulted in a build-up of 15 tonnes (15,000kg) of rubbish.

Australia flood: Six found safe after record rainfall

2016-12-28

Six missing people have been found safe after record rainfall caused floods in Australia's outback.

Pakistan frees 220 Indian fishermen

2016-12-25

​Pakistan had freed 220 Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture amid tension over cross-border fire exchanges in recent weeks, state radio reported on Sunday.