The forestry industry has rejected suggestions it will stop harvesting trees under emissions trading.
The Melbourne Cup goes global this month when the $A125,000 (NZ$153,000) trophy tours Ireland, England and Dubai weeks before the international horses arrive for the spring carnival.
Champion Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien has been ordered to appear before stewards in London this month for a possible breach of the "team tactics" rule.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has tried to boost his macho image by shooting tranquilisers at a Siberian tiger.
Prince William's girlfriend Kate Middleton has revealed she has a full-time job and is not merely waiting around for a royal marriage proposal.
Australian carmaker GM Holden will move to subsidise fuel prices for its private customers for up to two years.
An exclusive private school has apologised to a Sikh student it refused to enrol because of its strict uniform rules as part of an out of court settlement.
Australian special forces troops detained suspected Taliban militants in "dog pens" in actions which have prompted a protest from the Afghan ambassador.
It was on the beachfront at the up-market French Mediterranean resort of Beaulieu-sur-Mer that our lives very nearly came to an end.
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie says she would relish the chance to act in a European film and may even be ready to take a French-speaking part in a few years.
Oscar-winner Helen Mirren has admitted she loved snorting cocaine and only stopped because of the capture of Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie.
A Malaysian welder had to have a nut removed from around his penis after an attempt to lengthen it before his engagement next week went embarrassingly wrong.
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.