Yarloop locals were aware of fire: Francis

People at risk from bushfires must be responsible for their own "situational awareness", the West Australian…

Cibulkova in control in Hobart

Powerful Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova has eliminated the last Australian at the Hobart International, steamrolling Gold Coast…

Investigations begin into Antarctica death

The death of a helicopter pilot in Antarctica highlights the icy continent's risks, the Australian government…

New York village votes to keep Native American seal

A small village in New York state has raised eyebrows after its residents voted against changing its…

Mine dam wall collapse investigated

Environmental authorities are investigating the collapse of a NSW Hunter Valley coal mine dam that went…

Qld to expunge gay sex convictions

Gay Queenslanders will finally have their past convictions for engaging in consensual sex struck from the…

Ukraine protests Sydney firm’s Crimea tour

Ukraine's ambassador to Australia has raised concerns with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop over a Sydney-based travel…

Afghan forces kill gunmen after blast Pakistan consulate attack: reports

Two gunmen who barricaded themselves in a house following a suicide bomb attack on Wednesday on the Pakistan…

Indigenous dance troupe tackles climate change

A Kimberley theatre company is set to perform a new work on climate change in rural…

Obama speech knocks Trump, voices hope

US President Barack Obama has taken aim at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and accused critics…