Australia

Two sailors killed during organised race off Western Australian coast

The yacht capsized on Friday night with 6 people on board.

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The Australian politician says he's referred an allegation of sexual harassment against him to police.

Barnaby Joyce resigns as Australian deputy-PM and National Party leader amid sexual harassment allegation

Mr Joyce told reporters this afternoon he will throw open the National Party leadership at a meeting in Canberra on Monday.

The calls are coming thick and fast for Mr Joyce to stand down as he waits for the High Court to decide whether he's eligible to be in parliament.

LIVE: Barnaby Joyce to announce future as Australian deputy-PM amid fresh harassment allegations

Joyce, who is expecting a child with an ex-staffer, is now also facing a sexual harassment allegation described by the acting-PM as "very serious".

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New Zealand has suspended more than $1 million in aid to the Pacific nation due to serious concerns over its justice system.

Walls of Australia's Nauru detention centre 'alive' with dangerous mould

An English teacher claims she's suffered a brain impairment from her time working in the centre.

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The British Stoke Mortar was found at Jones Bay, Pymont.

Undetonated bomb from WWII found by divers in Sydney Harbour

The British Stoke Mortar was found at Jones Bay, Pymont.

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Filipa Payne says New Zealanders on the remote Australian island are in conditions worse than prison.

'Worse than prison' - Kiwi visiting detainees on Australia's Christmas Island to tell her story

Hundreds of New Zealand citizens have been flown thousands of kilometres from their homes in Australia and locked up.

Kiwi found not guilty of manslaughter after fatal Queensland road-rage incident

Tamate Heke was found guilty of unlawful striking causing death, however.

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Donaldson's previous attempt in 2014 ended after 84 days with Mt Taranaki in sight.

'It's more respect than fear' - Scott Donaldson prepares to finish his trans-Tasman kayak

Kayaker Scott Donaldson's previous attempt in 2014 ended after 84 days with Mt Taranaki in sight.

Treatments targeting the gut key to battling type 1 diabetes, new research says

Australian researchers hope the new findings can help treat and prevent type 1 diabetes in the future.

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The oblivious Melbourne man was located back at his home.

Angry shark sparks drifting kayak mystery after fisherman tossed from vessel

The mystery began when a passing boat spotted the unmanned kayak drifting off Victoria.

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Australian police said today they have arrested three people and seized 330 kilos of drugs destined for the city of Adelaide.

Video: Aussie cops seize whopper 330kg haul of meth, worth over $280 million

Australian police said today they have arrested three people and seized drugs destined for Adelaide.

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The coalition government is in crisis with a public row between Joyce and the PM stepping up a notch.

'You confront it head on' - Barnaby Joyce's issues with Malcolm Joyce 'resolved' - report

The pair had a spat over Mr Joyce's affair with an ex-staffer, now pregnant with their child.

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New Zealand cancer survival rates significantly worse than Australia

Over the last five years, 2500 cancer patients in New Zealand wouldn't have died if they had been treated in Australia.

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Erratic Lydia Ko loses ground at Kooyonga

The 20-year-old Kiwi began the day in a share of third.

Kiwi man who escaped jail over sickening Gold Coast one-punch attack to be deported to New Zealand

Adelaide news site The Advertiser reports Maraku "laughed while taking selfies" after his sentencing over the November attack.

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Australia's PM has tried to calm the escalating war of words between him and his deputy-PM, Barnaby Joyce.

Video: Malcolm Turnbull defends his criticism of deputy-PM Barnaby Joyce

Australia's PM has tried to calm the escalating war of words between him and his deputy.

Watch: Vicious cruise ship brawl erupts in Aussie waters involving passengers and crew

A brutal melee has played out in the foyer of the Carnival Legend vessel off the NSW coast.

Watch: Barnaby Joyce lashes out at Malcolm Turnbull as 'inept', refusing to resign as Australia's deputy PM

Joyce has stood defiant against pressure to resign, in the wake of his staff sex scandal.

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Cot clutter may have killed Sydney baby, Coroners Court hears

An inquest is examining the sudden deaths of two half-sisters.

Embattled Barnaby Joyce takes leave from Australia's Parliament, won't fill in as Acting PM for Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull will be in Washington, but Mr Joyce won't be filling in for him.

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She said her offer of taking Manus Island refugees may not be welcome, but she saw a role with Manus Island to "assist Australia".

Any potential Manus Island refugees would be vetted on arrival to NZ

National has been attacking the PM on her continued offers to take the asylum seekers in.

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Barnaby Joyce survives push, for now, to force him to quit Aussie Parliament

The deputy prime minister's relationship with his pregnant partner Vikki Campion raised concerns.

Barnaby Joyce.

Under-fire Barnaby Joyce describes political turmoil as his 'time of trial'

Australia's Deputy PM apologised for issues in his personal life spilling into the public domain.

Barnaby Joyce.

Embattled Barnaby Joyce set to be Australia's acting PM next week as Turnbull jets off to meet Trump

Joyce is facing questions over how his new partner got a senior political advisory role.

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Russian woman charged over mass Sydney cruise ship brawl over toilet queue

The bust-up was said to later involve several men, including her husband.

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The Australian Foreign Minister said the conversation flowed effortlessly with the NZ Prime Minister last night at Winton Peters' house.

'Families don't always agree' - Julie Bishop says last year's war of words with NZ Labour a thing of the past

The Australian Foreign Minister said she has "moved on" from any pre-election trust issues with the NZ Labour Party.

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