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Alphabet's drone delivery service takes off in Australia

Alphabet's drone delivery service takes off in Australia

Google parent Alphabet Inc's drone service made its first air delivery in North Canberra, Australia, on Tuesday after getting approval from the country's civil aviation authority.

Beijing targeted writers over Australia secret inquiry: report

Beijing targeted writers over Australia secret inquiry: report

Beijing agents pressured two Chinese-Australian authors to provide information about a secret Canberra inquiry into Chinese meddling in domestic politics, local media reported Monday.

Facebook promises crackdown on fake news in Australia

Facebook promises crackdown on fake news in Australia

Social media giant Facebook Inc said on Friday it would strengthen measures to fight fake news in Australia and briefly block foreigners from buying political advertisements ...

Australia sees record temperatures for fourth month in a row

Australia sees record temperatures for fourth month in a row

Australia continued a string of ‘hottest ever’ months in March, the government said Monday, as global warming emerges as the hot button issue in national elections just weeks away.

Lights out in Sydney for Earth Hour conservation campaign

Lights out in Sydney for Earth Hour conservation campaign

The Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge were plunged into darkness for an hour Saturday to raise awareness about climate change and its impact on the planet's vanishing biodiversity.

New Australian laws could see social media execs jailed over terror images

New Australian laws could see social media execs jailed over terror images

Australia pledged Saturday to introduce new laws that could see social media executives jailed and tech giants fined billions for failing to remove extremist material from their platforms.

Bottas wins Australian Grand Prix for Mercedes

Bottas wins Australian Grand Prix for Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas capitalised on a late pitstop to upset his world champion team mate Lewis Hamilton and clinch the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday.

Australia to send 57 refugees deemed a threat to island detention site for treatment

Australia to send 57 refugees deemed a threat to island detention site for treatment

Fifty-seven male asylum seekers deemed to be a security risk will be sent to a remote Pacific island detention centre for medical treatment instead of Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday.

Indonesia signs free trade deal with Australia

Indonesia signs free trade deal with Australia

Indonesia and Australia signed a landmark free trade agreement on Monday, ending nearly a decade of negotiations.

Five properties destroyed in Australian bushfires

Five properties destroyed in Australian bushfires

At least five properties have been lost in two out-of-control bushfires and more are at risk in Australia's south-eastern state of Victoria, officials said Sunday.

Advisory Council Speaker holds meetings at UN

Advisory Council Speaker holds meetings at UN

HE the Speaker of Advisory Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud met separately with Chamber of Representatives

Aussie rodent becomes first 'climate change extinction'

Aussie rodent becomes first 'climate change extinction'

Australia officially declared a Great Barrier Reef rodent extinct on Tuesday, making it the first mammal believed to have been killed off by human-induced climate change.