Australia

Five dead as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

Five dead as plane crashes into...

February 21

MELBOURNE — A light aircraft exploded on Tuesday (Feb 21) in a “massive fireball” with police saying none of the five people aboard survived as it smashed into a shopping centre...

Australia on Valentine scam alert

Australia on Valentine scam alert

February 13

SYDNEY — Love may be in the air on February 14 but Saint Valentine's Day is also peak time for scamming lonely hearts for money, an Australian government body warned on Monday ...

Aussie voters snubbing Turnbull after leader's spat with Trump

Aussie voters snubbing Turnbull after...

February 06

CANBERRA — While Mr Malcolm Turnbull's spat with United States President Donald Trump has thrust him into the international spotlight, a new poll shows that the Australian prime...

Record cocaine bust by Australia

Record cocaine bust by Australia

February 06

SYDNEY — Australia has made its largest cocaine haul ever after seizing a yacht carrying 1.4 tonnes of the drug with an estimated street value of A$312 million (S$336.7 million).

White House identifies Malcolm Turnbull as the ‘President of Australia’

White House identifies Malcolm...

February 05

SYDNEY — The White House wrongly named Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as “the President of Australia” on its website over the weekend, days after reports of a heated...

Trump sends top aides to placate Australia after testy call

Trump sends top aides to placate...

February 03

CANBERRA — US President Donald Trump dispatched two top advisers to reassure Australia’s ambassador of American support for a decades-old alliance, a day after reports of his...

Timeline of Trump-Turnbull spat

Timeline of Trump-Turnbull spat

February 02

SYDNEY — US President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull were at loggerheads on Thursday (Feb 2) as the fiery billionaire continued to rip up the...

Billionaire sparks New Zealand passport-for-sale row

Billionaire sparks New Zealand...

February 02

WELLINGTON — Tech billionaire and Trump adviser Peter Thiel has sparked a passport-for-sale row in New Zealand after it was revealed he was granted citizenship in 2011 despite...