US kids' show Sesame Street, which reaches eight million viewers in 120 countries, will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year with many products.
US actor Tom Cruise, one of Scientology's best-known adherents, overcame the effects of his dyslexia thanks to the church's teachings, he said in an interview published on Sunday.
Simon Katich says Australia will be trying to push their total up around the 350-run mark when play resumes on day two of the third test at the SCG.
The anti-whaling ship Steve Irwin has stopped its pursuit of the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean to return to port for refuelling.
Sydney is recovering from a spectacular yet at times tumultuous New Year's Eve, with police kept busy by illegal fireworks, drunks on the harbour and a glassing on a city street.
The federal government says it is unlikely to allow any Guantanamo Bay detainees to resettle in Australia.
Allrounder Andrew Symonds is set to miss the start of Australia's back-to-back one-day series against South Africa and New Zealand after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.
Australia's crushing series loss to South Africa could be a sign of things to come with Australia captain Ricky Ponting admitting he hopes his side can dominate world cricket again "in a few years time".
Party princess Paris Hilton is set to fly to Sydney today to celebrate the New Year.
South Africa have beaten Australia in the second cricket test at the MCG to post their first series victory in Australia.
Australian allrounder Shane Watson will be out of action for six weeks and will not bowl for six months because of stress fractures in his back.
South Africa will resume at the MCG today needing only 153 more runs to beat Australia in the second Test and claim their first series win in Australia.
There's an interesting back story to Jim Carrey's new comedy, Yes Man.
Australia have lost their grip on the second Test against South Africa and may well have lost paceman Brett Lee to a foot injury for the rest of the summer as well. After South Africa recov
Australia will aim to make a swift kill of South Africa's first innings on day three of the second cricket Test at the MCG.
Backed into a corner and trailing 0-1 in the series against South Africa, Australian captain Ricky Ponting showed his fighting spirit with a defiant 101 in the second test yesterday.
For some, nothing says Christmas in Australia quite like sand, surf and swigging cheap wine at Sydney's Bondi Beach.
Rove McManus has flopped in his US prime time TV debut.
Australian captain Ricky Ponting will gamble on the sore knee of all-rounder Andrew Symonds in the crucial second test against South Africa, beginning today.
A defiant Matthew Hayden says his future in test cricket is up to him and not Australia's selectors, as long as he keeps making runs.