MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A man who was out on parole was arrested after fatally shooting four men and wounding a woman in an hour-long downtown rampage Tuesday in the northern Australian city...
Another cyclone bears down on northwest Australian coast
SYDNEY (AP) — Residents of Australia's northwest coast were bracing for a torrid night of fierce winds and heavy rain on Sunday as the country's second major cyclone of the weekend slowly wound...
Cyclone lashes remote Australian coast with wind, rains
SYDNEY (AP) — A vast and powerful cyclone made landfall Saturday along a remote stretch of the northern Australian coast, bringing fierce winds and heavy rains amid safety fears for a small number...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Two powerful cyclones are blowing toward Australia's sparsely populated north where around 2,000 people have been evacuated from the east coast of the Northern Territory...
SYDNEY (AP) — About 2,000 Australians were being moved inland Thursday from part of the northern coast ahead of a powerful cyclone expected to hit this weekend.
Wildlife ranger taken by crocodile in northern Australia
DARWIN, Australia (AP) — A wildlife ranger was taken by a crocodile Friday in Australia's Northern Territory.
The indigenous woman was attacked in a remote location 206 kilometers (128 miles) southwest of the indigenous community of Yirrkala, NT WorkSafe said. The employment safety watchdog said in a statement it was investigating.
Police were traveling by boat and road to the area of the attack, Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported. The woman's body has yet to be recovered.
British fisherman killed by sea snake off Australian coast
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A British fisherman was bitten by a sea snake while working on a trawler off the northern Australian coast and died before a rescue helicopter could reach him, officials said Friday.
The 23-year-old man, who has not been identified, was bitten Thursday as he was pulling in a net in a remote part the Northern Territory coast, a police statement said.
Sea snakes are highly venomous but are not aggressive, so humans are rarely bitten by them in Australian waters.
Australians lash out over latest leadership change
SYDNEY (AP) — In Australia's far north, Darwin's Northern Territory News ran a front-page message for the nation's ruling politicians on Friday, as they mobilized in Canberra to give the country its sixth prime minister in just 11 years.
"HANG YOUR HEADS IN SHAME" it said, describing events in the capital this week — in which the ruling Liberal Party switched its leader and thereby changed prime ministers — as "nothing short of disgraceful."
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Wildlife rangers said Tuesday that they had trapped a 4.7-meter (15-foot) saltwater crocodile, the largest they had ever caught in the northern Australian Katherine River and in an upstream region popular with tourists that is thought relatively safe from the killer predators.
SYDNEY (AP) — Banned Australian cricketers David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will play in the Northern Territory's limited overs Strike League in Darwin in July.
Bancroft will play for the duration of the four-team tournament which runs from July 1 to 29 while Warner will play in two one-day matches on July 21 and 22.
Cyberbullying blamed for Australian child model’s suicide
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A 14-year-old girl who was the angelic face of an iconic Australian bushmen's hat brand was remembered by hundreds of mourners Friday after her suicide focused attention on the dangers of cyberbullying.
The memorial service for Amy "Dolly" Everett was held in the tiny Northern Territory town of Katherine near her family's cattle ranch. Most mourners dressed in her favorite color, blue, and many had driven hundreds of kilometers (miles) from distant ranches.
Australian state takes step toward legalizing euthanasia
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state took a step toward allowing voluntary euthanasia on Friday, 20 years after the country repealed the world's first mercy killing law.
The Victorian Legislation Assembly passed a euthanasia bill by 47 votes to 37 after a passionate debate lasting almost 26 hours.
Voluntary euthanasia will become legal in Australia's second most populous state if the bill is passed by the Parliament's upper chamber on Oct. 31.
SYDNEY (AP) — Halfback Mitchell Pearce scored two tries and set up another on Sunday to lead the Sydney Roosters to a 40-18 win over the Wests Tigers and into second place in Australia's National Rugby League.
The Roosters trail first-place Melbourne by four points and are level with the defending champion Cronulla Sharks on 20 points each.
BATHURST, Australia (AP) — Australia's National Rugby League moved outside its traditional "home" venues on Saturday — from Bathurst in central New South Wales state to Darwin in the Top End of the Northern Territory.
At Bathurst, in the central tablelands of the state about 200 kilometers (120 miles) northwest of Sydney, two Matt Moylan try assists in the final three minutes led Penrith to a 24-20 comeback win over Canberra at the 10,000-seat Carrington Park stadium.
Missing German couple found dead in Australian Outback
DARWIN, Australia (AP) — A German couple who disappeared in the Australian Outback were unprepared for the harsh environment and likely died before anyone noticed they were missing, police said on Wednesday.
Man taken by crocodile while wading across Australian river
DARWIN, Australia (AP) — A 47-year-old man has been killed by crocodile while trying to cross a flooded river in northern Australian wilderness, police said Friday.
The man had been wading through the East Alligator River in the Northern Territory with two women on Thursday when he disappeared at Cahill's Crossing near the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, a police statement said.
The women made it across safely then reported the man missing.
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Aborigines outside Australia’s Parliament protest violence
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Aboriginal traditional dancers carrying clap sticks and spears and with faces painted white with clay traveled from remote northern Australia to Parliament House on Monday to draw attention to rampant domestic violence in Outback indigenous communities.
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister ordered a sweeping investigation Tuesday into alleged abuse at a juvenile detention center after video emerged of Aboriginal teens being tear-gassed, stripped naked and shackled to a chair.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he would launch a Royal Commission — Australia's highest form of inquiry — and suggested that there had been an institutional cover-up of the scandal. Rights groups, however, scoffed at the cover-up...