The Western Force's five-week tour of the UK has ended on a sour note, losing by 41 points to English Premiership outfit Leicester Tigers at Welford Road in England overnight.
Andrew Symonds has under a month to pledge his allegiance to Australian cricket and safeguard his passage to the place that commands commitment most - India.
At least one Australian is refusing to evacuate New Orleans as Hurricane Gustav, described as "the mother of all storms", bears down on the city.
The Wallabies believe they can channel the pain of their worst ever test defeat into a massive motivator when they meet the All Blacks for the Tri-Nations rugby title in two weeks' time.
Eccentric Springboks rugby coach Peter de Villiers hit back at his critics following his side's record win over the Wallabies today, claiming they are unpatriotic and comparing his plight to that of Jesus Christ.
Sydney has shivered through its coldest August in 64 years.
An industrial dispute between Fairfax Media and its journalists escalated today, with reporters picketing and a high-profile columnist sacked.
A senior Fairfax journalist has hit out at the company's "brutal" staff redundancy plans, saying further bureau mergers and cuts were being considered.
Printers at Fairfax Media, where journalists have gone on strike until Monday, are remaining at work, a union official said today.
A senior Australian newsman has serious misgivings over this week's announcement of job cuts by the Fairfax media organisation.
Journalists at Fairfax newspapers The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age have voted to strike until Monday, the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) says.
Heated car seats bring relief in cold winter weather but new research suggests this luxury extra might be damaging men's chances of conceiving children.
US actress and style icon Eva Mendes says she couldn't be prouder of her controversial banned TV ad.
The editor-in-chief of Melbourne newspaper The Age, Andrew Jaspan, has been sacked.
A former NSW catholic boys school priest has been charged with 33 counts of sexually abusing students as police investigate further assault allegations at the exclusive college.
Springboks prop CJ van der Linde has been suspended for four weeks for an ugly headbutt on Wallabies halfback Sam Cordingley during last Saturday's Tri Nations Test in Durban.
An Australian man who survived a harrowing 11 days missing in the jungle in Laos had terrible injuries inflicted by wild animals and an infestation of maggots, his mother says.
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has blasted his English homeland, saying it is a country full of people only interested in binge drinking and eating "bland" food.
Four members of British actress Helena Bonham Carter's family have been killed in a road accident while on a South African safari holiday.