New Zealand and Australia-bound air passengers will be hit hard by the British government's economic stimulus package, with those taking long-haul flights to be slugged by a new departure tax system.
Irish band Snow Patrol's popularity soared after their emotional song Chasing Cars was used in the hit US TV show Grey's Anatomy.
Trouble-plagued cricketer Andrew Symonds says he was the victim of an overzealous fan following reports he was involved in a pub fight at a Brisbane hotel at the weekend.
Queenslanders have lodged insurance claims worth more than a quarter of a billion dollars after a week of fierce storms battered the state.
Climate change and a starfish outbreak have shrunk coral reefs near Fiji, forcing locals to change their lifestyle.
Pop princess Kylie Minogue wants to team up with `80s heart throbs Duran Duran for a new single.
Emergency crews have found the body of a four-year-old girl who was swept away after a water bladder atop a dam wall burst in central Queensland.
A New Zealand-bound Qantas flight had to be aborted minutes before takeoff when wing damage was discovered by an engineer at Sydney airport.
British film director Guy Ritchie has agreed to walk away from his marriage with pop queen Madonna without taking a cent from her multi-million dollar fortune.
Heath Ledger's family and friends have described as grossly inaccurate a book which suggests he was mentally ill.
An American teenager has committed suicide in front of a live webcam after being encouraged by people online.
Rape charges have been dropped against New Zealand Warriors winger Michael Crockett, with a Sydney magistrate ruling there were too many questions about his accuser's credibility.
A barrister for New Zealand Warriors league player Michael Crockett has told a Sydney magistrate that rape claims made against him defied logic and would not convince a jury.
Southeast Queensland has been battered by the third wild storm this week, amid warnings of more of the severe weather that has already claimed two lives and left a damages bill of around $500 million ($NZ600 million).
Australian cyclist Cadel Evans has scoffed at suggestions from Lance Armstrong that the seven-time Tour de France winner's safety could be at risk if he returns to the race.
Nicole Kidman says Australia may be her final film as she concentrates on motherhood.
Lawyers representing Heath Ledger's three-year-old daughter, Matilda, have vowed to financially punish a US life insurance company for its failure to pay a $US10 million ($NZ18.5 million) policy the Oscar nominated actor took out four months before his prescription drug overdose death.
A father who drowned while trying in vain to save his two young sons after they fell from a wharf on the NSW south coast was to marry his long-time love next March, his employer says.
Prince William's girlfriend Kate Middleton is being hounded by the paparazzi in the same way his mother was in her final days, the coroner who investigated the death of the people's princess says.
Ben Cousins may abandon a planned comeback to AFL football because the drug-testing regime announced on Tuesday by the AFL is too tough, his manager says.