An Australian swim coach has tough love for his compatriots in the Olympics this year: "We're getting too soft. Our work ethic has dropped down."
A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck early Sunday in the western Pacific off Papua New Guinea, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
Police agencies across Australia put out alerts Monday declaring as fake text messages and emails sent to thousands of Australians that said they had two days to pay $5,000 or die.
Marlen Esparza helps shatter a glass ceiling as one of the first women to box at the Olympics.
The Australian women's basketball team and the Japanese women's soccer team flew in premium economy seats in their flights to Europe, while their male counterparts stretched out in business class.
A massive hunt is on for a great white shark that killed a surfer off the coast of Australia. Fionnuala Sweeney reports.
A Royal Australian Navy vessel Wednesday located a boat in distress south of Indonesia and was poised to help with a rescue if it became necessary, authorities said.
Rescuers pulled 130 people from the waters between Australia and Indonesia on Wednesday after a ship capsized, the Australian authorities said.
Australia pledged Thursday to provide troops and resources in Afghanistan beyond a 2014 deadline to withdraw combat forces, a commitment that came as NATO's chief vowed the alliance would not leave a security vacuum in the country.
Australia plans to create the world's largest network of marine reserves, its government announced Thursday.
A New Zealand gas station owner who became an overnight millionaire after a banking error, and later an international fugitive, has pleaded guilty to seven counts of theft.
Two Australian Olympic swimmers who posted pictures on Facebook of themselves brandishing weapons have been ordered to take them down by the country's swimming authorities.
Australia's resource-rich economy expanded at twice the pace expected by economists in the first quarter of 2012, lifted by an unexpected increase in household spending and continued heavy investment in mining projects.
A truck carrying nearly 400 sheep tipped over while on an Australia overpass, sending the helpless animals tumbling down on shocked drivers below, CNN affiliate Network Ten reported.
The captain and second officer of a container ship that ran aground last year, resulting in New Zealand's worst maritime environmental disaster, have been jailed for seven months.
Superstar mare Black Caviar cemented her place in the record books when she scored her 20th win from 20 races in Australia on Saturday.
Severe flooding in the Pacific island nation of Fiji has killed five people and left about 8,000 others seeking shelter in evacuation centers, a government official said Tuesday.
The king of the South Pacific nation of Tonga died "peacefully" Sunday at a hospital in Hong Kong, a Tongan government official said Monday. He was 63.
Four people have died and four others remain missing from a fishing boat that sunk near the southern tip of New Zealand after being hit by a "rogue wave," the police said Friday.
The captain and second officer of a container ship that ran aground last year resulting in New Zealand's worst maritime environmental disaster, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a range of charges.
Heavy oil from a stricken container ship is now washing up on pristine beaches in New Zealand. TVNZ reports.
A coroner has adjourned the fourth inquest into the death of a baby believed to have been killed by a dingo in central Australia more than 30 years ago.
The Australian government has angered koala conservationists by again delaying a decision on whether to add the national icon to the country's endangered species list.
Unbeaten in 18 races, Black Caviar has already entered horse racing's history books and become a sprinting superstar in her native Australia. But will the mare be able to translate that to international success this year?
Authorities in Papua New Guinea said Sunday it may be time to shift from rescue to recovery mode in their search for 98 people who remain unaccounted for in last week's ferry sinking.
Images beamed around the world last week of unruly and provocative protests by indigenous Australians projected a portrait of an angry and disenfranchised group.
Some 246 survivors have been rescued in the aftermath the sinking of a passenger ferry off the east coast of Papua New Guinea, authorities said Friday.
Rescuers plucked more than 200 survivors from the sea after a passenger ship sunk off the east coast of Papua New Guinea, a spokeswoman for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said Thursday.
Carly Lusk of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority discusses the search for survivors after a ferry sinks off the coast of Papua New Guinea.
The head of the Papua New Guinea military has been freed from detention by rebel soldiers, the Australian government said Thursday, as an attempted mutiny appeared to unravel.
A big landslide has ripped through a village in a remote area of Papua New Guinea, killing at least 40 people and leaving 20 others missing, authorities said Wednesday.
The founder of the shuttered file-sharing site Megaupload appeared in a New Zealand court Monday, as the U.S. Department of Justice seeks to extradite him and other company officials on criminal charges. But his lawyer insisted his client is innocent.
A panel of Australian citizens is expected to set the tone Thursday for a planned constitutional referendum to better recognize the indigenous population that inhabited the vast continent long before Europeans settled there.
Australia have secured a thumping 3-0 series win over India after completing an innings and 37 runs victory inside just three days in Perth.
Australia are on course to clinch the Test series against India with another resounding win after dominating the second day of the third Test match in Perth.
India's cricket tour of Australia lurched to new lows on Friday, which proved to be unlucky January 13.
Tropical Cyclone Heidi slammed into northwestern Australia as a Category 2 storm early Thursday morning, dousing the region with torrential rain as residents remained on "red alert" over reports of strong winds and flooding, officials said.
A U.S. research vessel was expected to reach a stricken South Korean ship near Antarctica on Wednesday evening after a fire raged through the fishing vessel killing three seamen and severely injuring two others.
The stern of a cargo ship that ran aground last year on a reef off the coast of New Zealand has slipped further underwater, officials said Tuesday, spewing nearly 10 more tons of oil into the sea.
Debris from a cargo ship that ran aground off the coast of New Zealand last year, and split in two over the weekend, washed up on a local beach Monday.
Fiji's military government lifted a three-year state of emergency Saturday ahead of talks on drafting a new constitution and eventual elections.
Officials say 11 are dead after a hot air balloon crash in New Zealand.
A hot air balloon crash in New Zealand early Saturday killed 11 people -- the pilot and 10 passengers -- officials said.
A meal containing the world's most deadly mushroom is responsible for killing two people and sickening another in Canberra, Australian health officials said Friday.
Fiji's prime minister announced Sunday that the Pacific island nation would soon lift its longtime state of emergency and begin drawing up a new constitution.
When the Vatican switched from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar in the 16th century, legend has it that riots broke out over the "lost 11 days" the shift caused.
Samoa will switch sides of the international dateline., losing an entire day in the process. CNN's Becky Anderson reports.
Veteran batsmen Ricky Ponting and Mike Hussey both scored half centuries as Australia rallied on day three of a pulsating first Test against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
An Australian court sentenced a teenager to 13 years in prison on Thursday for killing an Indian student last year in a case that created tension between the Australian and Indian governments.
Some parts of Papua New Guinea were without power Wednesday after a major earthquake rocked the area.
New Zealand is perceived as the least corrupt nation on earth, and Somalia and North Korea are seen as the most corrupt, a German watchdog organization said in a report released this week.
The Australian government has announced plans to establish the world's largest protected marine area in the Coral Sea.
Australia's teenage pace bowler Pat Cummins became the youngest player to take five wickets or more on his debut to leave the second Test against South Africa in Johannesburg finely poised after the fourth day.
Australia hold a slender 30-run advantage over South Africa after the second day of the second Test in Johannesburg, despite another dramatic batting collapse on Friday.
Law enforcement officials seized 300 kilograms of cocaine from a yacht in a coastal town off of Queensland, the Australian Federal Police said.
TVNZ was there as a massive crowd turned out in Auckland to celebrate the All Blacks Rugby World Cup win.
Centuries from captain Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla sealed a comprehensive eight-wicket victory for South Africa on day three of a pulsating first Test against Australia in Cape Town, earning a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
An incredible 23 wickets fell on day two of the second Test in Cape Town as South Africa dismissed Australia for 47 -- the fourth lowest total in their history.
The carbon tax legislation has cleared its final hurdle, being passed by the Australian Senate.
Australia has passed a controversial new law which will see the country's 500 most-polluting companies pay tax on their carbon emissions.
The Auckland NZI Center in New Zealand uses new green technology to make the building more environmentally friendly.
It might have a meeting room named after grizzled New Zealand rugby legend Wayne "Buck" Shelford, but the NZI Centre presents a sleeker appearance on the streets of Auckland.
Australia's Qantas Airways said it plans to resume flights Monday afternoon after a government labor board ordered it to end a dispute with its unions that grounded the airline over the weekend.
CNN's Natalie Allen looks at the effects of the Qantas Airways shutdown.
There is no doubt that the three recent fatal shark attacks in Western Australia involve great white sharks. This species is known to inhabit the shallow waters along this coast and are known to migrate south around this time of the year to the seal colonies on the southwest coast.
All Black fans flood the streets of Auckland to celebrate New Zealand's first Rugby World Cup title in 24 years.
New Zealand woke up to a giant collective hangover Monday as the rugby-mad nation savored its triumph in the World Cup final in Auckland.
New Zealand and France prepare for the Rugby World Cup final on Sunday in Auckland. CNN's Alex Thomas reports.
Rivals New Zealand and Australia will clash in the semifinals of the Rugby World Cup after both nations claimed contrasting victories in Sunday's remaining two quarterfinals.
Australia recovered from losing two key players inside the first 22 minutes to beat Wales 21-18 in Auckland Friday to secure third place at the Rugby World Cup.
New Zealand star player Jerome Kaino talks with Alex Thomas prior to the Rugby World Cup final.
CNN's Alex Thomas visits a New Zealand rugby youth tournament that typifies how rugby unites the nation.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrived in Canberra Wednesday for her 16th -- and possibly last -- official visit to Australia.
Hosts New Zealand reached the final of the Rugby World Cup with a 20-6 win over Australia Sunday at Eden Park in Auckland.
Alex Thomas reports from Auckland, New Zealand, where fans are gearing up for the Rugby World Cup.
New Zealand captain and key forward Richie McCaw has been passed fit for Sunday's Rugby World Cup semifinal clash with neighbors Australia in Auckland.
An Airlines PNG turboprop aircraft crashed near a coastal city in Papua New Guinea on Thursday, leaving a number of people unaccounted for, the airline said.
A major clean-up operation is underway along the north coast of New Zealand's North Island as debris and oil leaking from a cargo ship that ran aground on a reef wash ashore, officials say.
Ross Henderson of Maritime New Zealand explains how oil leak conditions are worsening.
A magnitude 6.7 earthquake rattled Papua New Guinea early Friday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The captain of a container ship that ran aground on a reef off the coast of New Zealand which is leaking oil into the sea has been arrested and charged, officials say.
The first victims of an oil leak off the coast of New Zealand are coming ashore. TVNZ reports.
CNN's Guillermo Arduino reports on the dire drought conditions on two South Pacific islands.
Two idyllic South Pacific islands are facing a water crisis; they're running out of it, and fast.
Samoa's Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu has been suspended indefinitely from rugby union after failing to attend a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday.
An ultra-light plane crashed into a Ferris wheel in Australia trapping some riders for hours.
An ultralight aircraft became entangled in a Ferris wheel, but neither its two occupants nor two frightened children on the ride were injured, Australian authorities said Saturday.
Australian women will soon be able to serve alongside their male counterparts in front-line combat roles -- a notable shift in the push for gender equality in professions historically dominated by men.
Reigning champions South Africa are through to the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals after a hard-earned 13-5 win over Samoa on Friday.
Australia clinched a 1-0 series win over Sri Lanka on Tuesday after claiming a draw on the final day of the third cricket Test in Colombo.
A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck early Friday in the Fiji islands region of the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
Two tries in the last 15 minutes handed Canada a 25-20 victory over Tonga in their opening match at the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand on Wednesday.
CNN's Alex Thomas looks at the excitement and expectations in New Zealand as the Rugby World Cup arrives.
Australia records its strongest growth in four years. Network Ten has the report.
Abdul Farid Sufizada knew he was in trouble when a Russian-built jeep pulled up to his grocery shop one afternoon in northern Afghanistan. An unknown man jumped out and blindfolded him. He was shoved into the backseat and taken to an underground location where the Taliban had gathered a group of local young men.
The High Court in Australia ruled Wednesday that the country cannot send asylum seekers to Malaysia.
A country of dramatically diverse environments, New Zealand offers an array of activities for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.