Attempts to lure a stranded baby humpback whale back to sea off Sydney have failed, the NSW government says.
Fresh measures to bring Fiji's military government to account will be considered by Pacific leaders meeting in Niue for three days of talks, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says.
Central Coast signing Mark Bosnich reckons he'll be back to his fittest within a month but won't be drawn on a long-term comeback to top-flight football.
New coaches, new game-plans, new rules. Saturday's Tri-Nations rugby test between Australia and South Africa is shaping as the battle of the expansionists.
Australian actress Portia de Rossi has spoken of her "emotional" wedding to US talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres, saying it's a day they'll never forget.
Australia's cricketers have officially declared they will not tour Pakistan for next month's Champions Trophy, according to newspaper reports.
Britain's domestic intelligence agency is actively recruiting gay spies and wants its staff to be more open about their sexuality, the Financial Times reports.
Women love them and hairdressers swear by them, but dermatologists warn the obsession with hair straightening irons is ruining tresses everywhere.
A man has died after falling into an open fire at a hotel in Bendigo, Victorian police say.
It was business as usual for pop queen Madonna as she headed back to the gym the morning after a late night celebrating her 50th birthday.
Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher has compared troubled singer Amy Winehouse to a "destitute horse" in a stinging rant on his fellow musicians today.
Bulldogs NRL halfback Ben Roberts, a New Zealander, has been fined more than A$2000 ($NZ2500) after pleading guilty today to assaulting police and resisting arrest.
The leader of a group of Australian climbers rescued from Mt Cook says he set off an avalanche and feared the group would not survive their 36-hour ordeal.
Phil Collins has given his ex-wife £25 ($NZ66) million in what is believed to be the biggest ever divorce settlement in British showbiz history.
Residents of the NSW Snowy Mountains are shocked and devastated by three fatal accidents in the area, a spokesman for Perisher Blue Resort says.
The 43-year-old actor has overcome plenty, whether it was his battle with drugs in the 1990s and early 2000s that landed him in jail, or roles few actors could pull off, such as his best actor Oscar-nominated performance in Chaplin.
The major banks and multinational lenders are manipulating debt-laden borrowers into increasing their credit card limits by as much as 40 percent, a government-funded report has found.
A 40-year-old Sydney woman who collected and distributed child pornography described as "horrific material of the worst kind" has been jailed for at least three years.