Australia

DNA test shows lost pup is endangered dingo

Alpine dingo, vulnerable to extinction, joins 40 other dingoes in a breeding programme at charity sanctuary.

Australia: DNA test shows lost pup is endangered dingo

AJ Impact

Virgin Australia axes Hong Kong route, trims domestic flights

The airline has cancelled its Melbourne-Hong Kong route following protests in the Chinese territory.

Virgin Australia axes Hong Kong route, trims domestic flights

Weather

Drought-stricken rural Australia welcomes rains

Despite brief respite, rains may be too late for this year's grain harvest.

Drought-stricken rural Australia welcomes rains

AJ Impact

Qantas finds cracks in three of its Boeing 737 NG planes

The Australian airline is the latest to have found structural cracks on Boeing's predecessor to the 737 MAX.

Qantas finds cracks in three of its Boeing 737 NG planes

Australia

Sydney cloaked in 'hazardous' smoke as Australia bushfires rage

Authorities warn of hazardous air quality with higher concentrations of particles per million than cities like Jakarta.

Sydney cloaked in 'hazardous' smoke as Australia bushfires rage

AJ Impact

Australia's Qantas is checking Boeing 737 NG planes for cracks

Engineers' union affiliated with Qantas wants it to ground all its 737 aircraft until inspections are completed.

Australia's Qantas is checking Boeing 737 NG planes for cracks

AJ Impact

Australia government considers funding rare earths projects

Australia's resources minister said rare earths mining is seen as a 'national priority'.

Australia government considers funding rare earths projects

Wild Animals

'National tragedy': Koalas burned to death in Australia bushfire

Fires believed to have been sparked by lightning lay waste to more than 2,000 hectares in northern New South Wales.

'National tragedy': Koalas burned to death in Australia bushfire

Australia

British tourist's foot bitten off in Australia shark attack

One man has his foot bitten off, another suffered leg injury during snorkeling tour in the popular Whitsunday Islands.

British tourist's foot bitten off in Australia shark attack

Australia

Blood and water: Australia's Budj Bim gets global recognition

Budj Bim is the first site in Australia recognised specifically for its cultural significance to the Indigenous people.

Blood and water: Australia's Budj Bim gets global recognition

Weather

Firefighters battle to fight blazes in New South Wales

Houses destroyed and residents told to evacuate as emergency-level bush fires burn throughout NSW's north coast.

Firefighters battle to fight blazes in New South Wales

Special series

Tell the World: The Silent Plight of China's Uighurs

How mass detention camps and heavy surveillance in Xinjiang are affecting Uighurs not just in China but also abroad.

Indigenous rights

'Not a theme park': Tourists rush to beat Uluru climbing ban

Climbing ban is recognition of spiritual significance to indigenous people of monumental rock in heart of Australia.

'Not a theme park': Tourists rush to beat Uluru climbing ban

Asia Pacific

Crocodile Trophy: Australia's ultimate biking test

Mountain biking has been an Olympic sport since 1996, yet lives in the shadow of road cycling attract big sponsors and money.

Weather

Australia's hot and windy weather raises fire danger

Increased temperatures and strong winds make for a worrying fire forecast.

Australia's hot and windy weather raises fire danger