Australia weather: Townsville warned as floodgates open
Officials in the Australian city of Townsville are deliberately flooding several neighbourhoods after record rainfall that has swollen a dam beyond capacity.
February 4, 2019 12:10 pm
Monsoon rains cause floods in Queensland
Exceptional monsoon rains have caused severe flooding in parts of Australia’s north-eastern state of Queensland.
February 3, 2019 1:00 pm
'Battered Wife' fish shop to close after backlash in Australia
The owner of an Australian fish and chip shop called The Battered Wife says she has been forced out of business following an “abusive witch hunt” by people unhappy with its name.
January 23, 2019 4:01 pm
'Baby formula ring' leads to six arrests in Australia
Australian police say they have arrested six members of an “expansive” criminal gang which has been stealing baby formula for illegal sale in China.
January 21, 2019 3:39 pm
Australia swelters through record-breaking heatwave
An extreme heatwave has afflicted the nation since Saturday, causing wildlife deaths, bushfires and a rise in hospital admissions.