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.
In a dusty campsite in central Australia more than 30 years ago, a mother's cries of "a dingo's got my baby" set the stage for one of the country's most intriguing murder mysteries.
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.
Australian authorities on Tuesday told more than 2,000 residents who had left a town at the mercy of record-breaking flood waters to stay away until the danger had passed.
Thousands of St. George residents are evacuated as the Balonne River continues to swell. Network TEN's Max Futcher reports.
Australian authorities on Monday pleaded with hundreds of people who had chosen to remain in a town in the path of rising flood waters to vacate their homes.
Authorities were using military helicopters and a C-130 cargo plane Sunday to evacuate thousands of residents stranded by rising floodwaters in the eastern Australian state of Queensland, the government said.
Heavy rains left thousands stranded in eastern Australia on Saturday as authorities warned of more flooding and urged several communities to flee to higher ground.
A growing internet photo trend is to blame for the death of a 20-year-old Australian man, police in Queensland said Sunday, warning other fans of the dangers surrounding "planking."
Once-powerful Tropical Storm Yasi diminished to a Category 1 storm Thursday, but was still expected to bring heavy rain and blustery winds to Australia's interior, meteorologists said.
CNN's Anna Coren shows us the extensive damage in Queensland caused by a massive cyclone storm.
More than 170,000 homes are without power in Queensland after a massive cyclone slammed into the already flood-ravaged northern Australian state, according to the emergency services minister. Some areas could be without power for weeks.
A huge tropical cyclone taking aim at Australia's Queensland state has strengthened to a Category 5 -- the highest designation on Australia's cyclone classification system -- and its landfall is "likely to be more life threatening than any experienced during recent generations," forecasters said.
Flooding in Australia has affected more than 3 million people, making it one of the costliest disasters in the nation, the federal treasurer said Sunday.
I know not much is to be expected since the more newsworthy of the Williams sisters (Serena) isn't competing in the Australian Open this year. The decision to overlook Venus is also bolstered by the almost unanimous prediction of Venus' demise prior to the start of the tournament as well as her "slide" in quality over the past few years. Regardless of this, don't you think her heroic effort [on Wednesday] deserves some mention besides a tweet about the ridiculousness of her dress and a vague psoas references? Thanks. --C.D Allen, Toronto, Ontario
Australia's government is considering spending cuts and a special tax to help offset the massive economic impact of recent widespread flooding, the country's prime minister said.
It was a heartbreaking farewell for a mother and son swept off the roof of their car.
Seven Network's Nick McCallum reports from Horsham, Australia, where some residents were able to hold back floodwaters.
Portions of southern Australia kept a close eye Wednesday on rising rivers that threatened to add to the mounting destruction from a month of flooding that has killed at least 21 people, inundated homes and devastated thousands of acres of crops across the country.
While envisioning Dinara Safina, Donald Young, Ernests Gulbis and Ana Ivanovic in the same corner of the Melbourne watering hole last night, complaining about their rough days at the office ...
All of Australia was positively giddy when Oprah Winfrey came to visit last month, lavishing praise and attention on the country's many tourist hot spots.
Residents of Goondiwindi, Australia, wait for flood waters to peak as Boggabilla residents evacuate.
CNN's Phil Black returns to a Brisbane neighborhood that was accessible only by boat two days ago.
Police in flood-ravaged Queensland, Australia, released on Saturday the names of many of those who died in the country's flooding, reinforcing the human loss in the tragedy.
As the water continued to recede in parts of flood-battered Brisbane on Friday, wary Australians were hit with a new task: a massive clean-up.
A teenager who was scared of water drowned in the Queensland floods after begging rescuers to save his younger brother first.
A family stranded and left fighting to survive when floods swept through one Australian city.
Family members look for loved ones missing since flood waters swept through Toowoomba, Australia.
CNN's John Vause talks with Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale about the deadly flooding.
Exhausted and emotional residents of Bundaberg, Australia, prepare for more rain. Seven Network's Carly Waters reports.
Australia's northeastern state of Queensland begins 2011 facing historic river flooding along many coastal rivers, namely the Fitzroy River near the city of Rockhampton. In Rockhampton, the river is expected to reach its crest on Wednesday at a height exceeded only once in recorded history, back in January 1918.
The number of people missing after flash floods swept cars off roads in the eastern Australian city of Toowoomba rose to more than 70 on Monday, with eight people confirmed dead, police in the state of Queensland reported.
While floodwaters in Australia have begun to recede in some areas, the worst could still be on the way for at least one city, the country's prime minister said Saturday.
Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard tours flood ravaged areas in Queensland.
River levels were slowly receding in eastern Australia on Friday, but officials warned residents to steer clear of roads damaged by devastating floods.
CNN's Phil Black meets one family working 24/7 to keep Rockhampton's floodwaters from ruining their fish and chip shop.
Major flooding across eastern Australia is putting a squeeze on the region's farmers, destroying crops and cutting off routes to market.
The Australian state of Queensland struggles with widespread flooding. CNN's Phil Black reports.
Vast flooding covering much of eastern Australia could remain for weeks, as more than 1,200 residents remain out of deluged homes Wednesday.
The economic impact of Australia's flooding may be felt far beyond its borders.
Rising floodwaters cut off the last ground route into the eastern Australian city of Rockhampton on Monday, as police pegged the number of people affected by prolonged flooding at 200,000.
Massive flooding that has swept through Queensland, Australia, and claimed at least one life will likely force the evacuation of at least 1,000 people and close a regional airport for weeks, an emergency agency said Sunday.
The flooding in the Australian state of Queensland will cost "hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars," Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Friday as she toured the devastation.
Thirteen townships in Australia's flooded Queensland state were evacuated Thursday as forecasters warned it may be weeks before river levels start to drop.
Parts of northeast Australia braced for more flooding Thursday, a day after the nation's prime minister promised aid to flood-ravaged towns, and half of the state of Queensland was declared a disaster zone.
Australians struggled to keep dry Tuesday after record flooding made many eastern towns look more like vast lakes than residential communities.
There's outrage in Australia over the Chinese ship that threatens one of the world's greatest natural treasures.
The captain and chief officer of a Chinese-registered ship that ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef will appear in an Australian court Thursday, charged with damaging the reef.
A Chinese-registered ship that ran aground Saturday off the coast of Australia was more than 17 miles off course when it ended up on a shoal in the Great Barrier Reef, prompting concerns of an oil spill near the world's largest coral reef system, a maritime safety spokesman said Monday.
A massive Chinese cargo ship is leaking oil after running aground near Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
A British man beat 34,000 other applicants Wednesday to win, what has been dubbed, "the best job in the world" -- to stroll the white sands of a tropical island in Queensland, Australia, file weekly reports online to a global audience and earn a cool $100,000.
The "best job in the world" contest has generated huge interest around the globe, but the jury is out on whether that will translate into more tourism dollars for Queensland, Australia.
Sixteen people vying for what is being dubbed the "best job in the world" will on Wednesday learn who has won the post of caretaker for the tropical paradise of Hamilton island in Queensland, Australia.
Sixteen applicants arrived in Hamilton Island on Sunday for the final interviews to pick a caretaker for the tropical paradise in Queensland, Australia.
A surgeon dubbed "Doctor Death" by some Australian newspapers was ordered Monday to stand trial in Australia for charges linked to the deaths of several of his patients, according to the Queensland prosecutor's office.
An massive oil spill off the Queensland coast isn't the only worry for officials. Nine Network's Peter Harvey reports.
Australian authorities have declared several coastal areas near Brisbane disaster zones after a massive oil spill earlier this week, according to the Queensland government.
A container ship lost 30 containers of chemicals in heavy seas off eastern Australia on Wednesday morning, maritime officials said.
It sounds far too good to be true: a salary of more than $100,000, a free home on a palm-fringed island and all the snorkeling you can be bothered with.
In the old days, collective punishment was the norm when crocs killed. Now, endoscopies and X-rays are used to find the culprit
A tiny frog species thought by many experts to be extinct has been rediscovered alive and well in a remote area of Australia's tropical north
Communities in parts on Australia are underwater following severe flooding. Seven Network's Melanie Ruiz reports.
The attorney general in the Australian state of Queensland said Wednesday he is ordering an appeal of the sentences given to nine indigenous Australians who admitted gang-raping a 10-year-old girl but were not sent to jail.
Australian teens who pleaded guilty to raping a 10-year-old girl escape a prison sentence. CNN's Hala Gorani explains.
Australians are voting in a federal election on November 24, in what many analysts predict will be a tight race.
A 6.9 magnitude earthquake centered about 22 miles (35 km) undersea near the Santa Cruz Islands in the south Pacific erupted at 12:05 p.m. (3:05 a.m. GMT)Sunday, prompting a tsunami bulletin for the region, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Equine flu effects
In one corner of drought-stricken Queensland, a community tries cloud seeding as a last resort in an effort to bring rain
Police in Britain are combing through evidence in an international search for more suspected terrorists with ties to the attempted attacks in London and Glasgow.
What's the biggest difference between kissing Matt Damon and kissing Brad Pitt? "One's a friend and one's my love," says Angelina Jolie, who co-stars with Damon in the upcoming drama "The Good Shepherd."
Australian "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin's father says he lost his best friend when his son was killed in a diving accident as he rejected the offer of a state funeral on the grounds that the naturalist would not have wanted the fuss.
"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, the Australian naturalist killed by a stingray on Monday, was filmed removing a poisonous barb from his chest just before he died, according to news reports.
Torrential rain is hampering recovery efforts in northeastern Australia in the wake of Cyclone Larry, with power and water supplies still not restored in the hardest-hit town of Innisfail and much of the surrounding region.
The worst storm to hit Australia in decades has wreaked havoc to its northeastern coast, mowing down sugar and banana crops and leaving thousands of people homeless.
Tropical Cyclone Larry has slammed Monday into the northeastern coast of Australia with gusts up to 300 kilometers per hour (185 mph), authorities in the Australian state of Queensland report.
Severe tropical cyclone Ingrid has touched down in remote north-east Australia, forcing hundreds of people along the coast to evacuate their homes.
One of Australia's worst tropical storms in 30 years has been downgraded by the country's Bureau of Meteorology, but still remains a serious threat as it approaches the far north-eastern Queensland coastline.
Communities in far north-eastern Australia have been put on alert as a strong cyclone bears down on the coastline near the tourist center of Cairns.
The ancient art of cartography, with the help of technology, is now on the cutting edge.
Actor Robert Duvall says money was the reason he didn't appear in Frances Ford Coppola's "Godfather III," in an interview to air Wednesday on CBS' "60 Minutes II."
Australia's crocodile hunter Steve Irwin has escaped charges after a storm of criticism erupted over him taking his month-old son to within a few feet of a feeding crocodile.
Back in 1999, Hurricane Lenny trashed several top Caribbean resorts. Three have just reopened after major renovations, using Lenny as an excuse to freshen things up across the board: The Four Seaso...