Australia

Sydney landmarks light up

Sydney landmarks light up

Sydney's most popular attractions are dazzled with colour as thousands of people attended the opening night of light and music festival Vivid.

Pressure on PM after poor poll

Pressure on PM after poor poll

Malcolm Turnbull is under pressure to put in a strong performance in Sunday's debate with a new poll showing Labor in front for the first time during the campaign for the July 2 election.

Adelaide Hills on flood watch

Parts of the Adelaide Hills are on flood watch with heavy rain forecast.

YouTube pranksters set to learn fate

YouTube pranksters set to learn fate

A pair of YouTube pranksters will learn if they will get a criminal record for filming and uploading stunts that depicted violence and drive-by shootings in Melbourne.

Aussie family fears being kicked out of Scotland

An Australian family who moved to rural Scotland four years ago during a drive to attract people to live in depopulated areas now fears deportation under new UK rules designed to curb immigration.

Immigration threatens to hijack election agenda

Immigration threatens to hijack election agenda

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's election agenda focusing on jobs and growth is at risk of being hijacked by the country's harsh immigration policy and controversial network of offshore detention camps for asylum seekers.

Bats invade Aussie seaside town

More than 100,000 bats have descended on the New South Wales holiday town of Batemans Bay with one local politician declaring it a disaster after residents were hit with a wave of dirt and destruction.

Govt comes to aid of Aussie dairy farmers

Struggling dairy farmers will be able to access an $A578 million support package as the federal government comes to their aid.

Crews work to recover Melbourne climber's body

The body of a Melbourne woman who died climbing Mount Everest may be transferred to Kathmandu within days.

Mum faces probe over 'abandoned' baby

A woman who allegedly abandoned her three-month-old baby girl in Brisbane, then headed to the airport, has yet to be questioned by police.

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