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An undated supplied image from Geoscience Australia shows a computer generated three-dimensional view of the sea floor obtained from mapping data collected during the first phase of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Photo: Reuters
An undated supplied image from Geoscience Australia shows a map view of the sea floor obtained from mapping data collected during the first phase of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Photo: Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) via Reuters

MH370 search reveals hidden undersea world

July 20
SYDNEY — The painstaking search for missing flight MH370 has uncovered a previously unknown undersea world of...
Rare birth of endangered hairy-nosed wombat in Australia

Rare birth of endangered hairy-nosed...

July 19

SYDNEY — The population of one of the world's rarest species has been boosted with the birth of a northern hairy-nosed wombat joey, Australian wildlife officials said on...

George the wombat turns one, warms hearts again

George the wombat turns one, warms...

July 12

SYDNEY — An orphan baby wombat who warmed the hearts of the world in a viral Facebook video viewed 40 million times has turned one, with his latest exploits also proving a huge...

Earthquake of 6.8 magnitude strikes off New Zealand: USGS

Earthquake of 6.8 magnitude strikes...

July 11

SINGAPORE — An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck south of New Zealand's South Island on Tuesday (July 11), the United States Geological Survey said.

AirAsia flight grounded after apparent bird strike damages engine

AirAsia flight grounded after...

July 04

BRISBANE — Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia X said on Tuesday (July 4) that a flight from Australia to Malaysia was diverted and forced to land in Brisbane because an engine was...

Great Barrier Reef is worth S$59 billion, 64,000 jobs: Study

Great Barrier Reef is worth S$59...

June 27

SYDNEY — Australia’s under-pressure Great Barrier Reef is an asset worth A$56 billion (S$59 billion), and as an ecosystem and economic driver is “too big to fail”, a study said...

AirAsia plane ‘shaking like washing machine’ returns to Australia

AirAsia plane ‘shaking like washing...

June 25

SYDNEY — An AirAsia flight to Malaysia was forced back to Australia Sunday (June 25) due to a technical problem, with one passenger saying the plane was “shaking like a washing...

Australians trust Japan more than US: Poll

Australians trust Japan more than US:...

June 21

SYNDEY — More Australians trust Japan than the United States to act responsibly in the world, according to the results of a poll released Wednesday (June 21).

Sydney Uber driver sentenced to 9 years in prison for rape

Sydney Uber driver sentenced to 9...

June 13

SYDNEY — An Uber driver was sentenced on Tuesday (June 13) to nine years in prison on a conviction of raping a drunken woman who fell asleep in the back of his ride-hailing car...