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The "outstanding" work of an Australian police officer who recognised a distinctive cap and T-shirt from the scene of Aiia Maasarwe's death led to the early arrest of murder suspect Codey Herrmann.
The man accused of killing 21-year-old international student Aiia Maasarwe in Australia has fronted court charged with her murder.
The year ahead was supposed to be one full of love, excitement and adventure for Australian couple Ash Treseder and Maddi Magennis.
An aspiring rapper arrested in relation to the death of Arab-Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe in Australia posted on Facebook a week before the incident "International girl Of mystery You knows who you are."
The plan was to say that he had raped her. But Canberra prosecutors in Australia told a court on Thursday that the 28-year-old woman had begun spinning the stories she would later tell to police a month earlier.
We've all read reports about Australia's hot temperatures, but one cafe owner went as far as cooking a steak in their car to show just how hot it really is.
A lawyer for the ailing radical cleric who inspired the Bali bombers says the Indonesian government will release him from prison next week.
In the dead of night on December 21, 2017, a boat with three Australian men on board pulled up alongside an Asian boat 300 nautical miles off the coast of Geraldton, Western Australia.
A fugitive extradited to New Zealand from Australia to face fraud and sex charges can be named as Simone Anne Wright, aka Simone Smith.
A Sydney woman in her 40s has taken home the entire $A100 million ($NZ106.4m) Powerball jackpot, setting Australian lottery history as the biggest individual prize ever won.
A brutal, opportunist killer is on the loose in Melbourne, with Australian police desperately appealing to the community for information as they investigate the murder of 21-year-old Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe.
A body believed to be that of a German tourist missing in Central Australia was discovered by police well away from recognised walking tracks after help from her mobile phone provider.
Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk has hinted interest in helping solve Sydney's road congestion, quoting $1 billion on Twitter for a high-speed transit tunnel through Australia's Blue Mountains.
Hundreds of people have donated to support a man who is about to undergo surgery to remove excess skin after losing more than half of his body weight.
Sydneysiders are being warned by New South Wales Health to limit their outdoor time until Saturday, as the heatwave nears its peak.
Tucked onto a tree-crowded campus in Sydney's Chatswood neighbourhood, the Church of Scientology's Australian headquarters is a striking three-story building sprawling over 145,000 square feet. Glass walls look out onto the walls of foliage hugging close to the structure.
An Australian junior lawyer who impersonated a company director as part of a brazen A$10 million (NZ$10.56m) fraud has been sentenced to a maximum of six years behind bars after a court was told he had a gambling addiction on which he spent millions per day - including A$1 million (NZ$1.05m) on a provincial rugby game in NZ.
Australia was home to all 15 of the world's hottest temperatures on Tuesday, a feat it may well repeat on Wednesday and beyond as a huge swathe of the nation bakes in 45 degree-plus heat.