Australian mother jailed 6 years after starving and beating 5 of her children

Australian mother jailed for starving her children

3 former Australian soldiers face manslaughter charges after 5 children killed in Afghanistan

Former Australian troops charged in Afghan deaths

Australia to release all evidence to US authorities investigating honeymoon diving death case

Australia to give US evidence in diving death case

Quick guilty plea could buy up to 40 percent decrease in prison term for Australian criminals

Guilty plea could buy less jail time in Australia

Cricket chief says fixing allegations against Pakistan players are most serious since Cronje

ICC: fixing case is most serious since Cronje

French ‘Spiderman’ pleads not guilty after scaling Sydney skyscraper with his bare hands

French ‘Spider-Man’ in Sydney court over climb

Australian mother, convicted twice, sentenced to 27 years for drugging, killing two young sons

Aussie mom jailed 27 years for killing two sons

French ‘Spiderman’ arrested after scaling 57-story Sydney skyscraper with his bare hands

‘Spiderman’ arrested for scaling Sydney skyscraper

Australian police say they worked with Facebook to crack online child porn syndicate

Australian police, Facebook crack child porn ring

Australian tax authorities bar ‘Crocodile Dundee’ star Paul Hogan from returning to US home

Tax officials keep ‘Crocodile Dundee’ in Australia

Australian prisoner found in pub drinking beer after escaping from police, swimming river

Escaped Aussie prisoner found drinking beer in pub

Rio Tinto chief vows to persist in efforts to win approval for Pilbara joint venture with BHP

Rio Tinto vows to work for approval of Pilbara JV

Australian judge orders Muslim witness to remove burqa when testifying in fraud trial

Australian judge: Woman cannot wear burqa in court

BHP betting on crop production boom with hostile $38.5B bid for fertilizer maker Potash

BHP bets on crop boom with hostile Potash bid

Mother of baby lost in Aussie Outback 30 years ago wants death certificate to blame dingo

Mother renews plea to name dingo as baby’s killer

Rio Tinto and Chinalco sign agreement to establish Guinea joint venture

Rio Tinto and Chinalco sign iron ore deal

LONDON — Anglo-Australian mining company Rio Tinto PLC and China’s state-owned Chinalco have set aside recent tensions and agreed Thursday to establish a joint venture to operate an iron ore project in Guinea, in West Africa.

Australian state awards $2.9 million to family of Aborigine who died of heat in prison van

Australia awards compensation for prison van death

Australian state AG appeals for tougher sentence in case of US surgeon jailed for killing 3

Aussie state wants more jail time for US doctor

Jailed Indian-American surgeon convicted of killing 3 patients appeals in Australia

Surgeon jailed for killing 3 appeals in Australia

Australia says Google broke privacy law by collecting private data while mapping streets

Australia: Google Street View broke privacy law

Australia delays proposed mandatory Internet filter; 3 ISPs agree to block child porn

Australia delays Internet filter to review content

3 top Australian Internet providers agree to block child pornography before filter mandated

Australian ISPs agree to block child pornography

Australian police probe poisoning of 7M veggie plants; tomato shortage could double prices

Veggie prices likely to rise after plants poisoned

Surgeon known as ‘Dr. Death’ in Australia sentenced to 7 years in prison for manslaughter

Australia’s ‘Dr. Death’ sentenced to 7 years

90-year-old Australian charged with raping 4 young Thai sisters he lured with sweets, English

Australian, 90, accused of raping 4 Thai sisters

US surgeon convicted of manslaughter for botching operations that led to 3 deaths in Australia

Australia convicts US doctor for 3 surgery deaths

American doctor found guilty of manslaughter in deaths of 3 former patients in Australia

US doctor convicted of manslaughter in Australia

Supreme Court rules for Australian bank, limits use of US securities law in overseas dealings

High court sides with Aussie bank in fraud lawsuit

Irish expel Israeli embassy official over forged passports used by assassins of Hamas official

Ireland expels Israeli over forged passports

Australian woman detained in al-Qaida probe in Yemen freed, leaves for home with her 2 kids

Australian woman freed, leaves Yemen with her kids

Australia police investigating Google over private data gathered during mapping service

Australia launches privacy investigation of Google

Australia orders investigation of Google amid claims the Internet giant violated privacy

Australia orders privacy probe of Google

SYDNEY — Australia announced a police investigation into Google on Sunday amid accusations the Internet giant breached privacy laws, becoming at least the second country to investigate the company’s “Street View” mapping services.

Australia files lawsuit with international court over Japan’s controversial whaling program

Australia sues Japan over controversial whaling

Australia says it will take Japan to International Court of Justice to stop its whaling

Australia to take Japan to court over whaling

Australian archbishop says pedophilia scandal linked to church ‘culture’ of discretion

Australia archbishop: Church culture tied to abuse

Australia moves to expel Israeli diplomat over forged passports used in Dubai slaying

Australia moves to expel Israeli diplomat

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia ordered the expulsion of an Israeli diplomat after investigators concluded Israel was responsible for forging four Australian passports that were used in the slaying of a Hamas operative in Dubai.

Australian ninja students come to the aid of mugging victim, attackers flee in panic

Australian ninja students rescue mugging victim

2 Australian priests accused of sex abuse continued performing church-related duties

Australian cardinal urges new action on pedophiles

Trial of Italy priest puts spotlight of abuse at Vatican door as Italy victims demand audience

Rome priest on trial for abuse in Vatican backyard

Crew of Panama-flagged ship that entered restricted Great Barrier Reef area fined $65,000

Crew fined for entering restricted reef area

More snapshots of cases of Catholic Church transferring or moving priests accused of abuse

More snapshots of priests accused of abuse

Snapshots of some cases of Catholic Church transferring or moving priests accused of abuse

Snapshots of Catholic priests accused of abuse

Australian police arrest Chinese captain, officer after ship crushed parts of Barrier Reef

2 arrested from ship that smashed Australian reef

Chinese ship captain, officer arrested by Australian police for damages to Great Barrier Reef

2 from ship that smashed Australian reef arrested

Rio Tinto joins BHP and Vale in switch to quarterly iron ore pricing

Rio Tinto supports end to annual ore pricing

Lawyer: Rio Tinto executive not to appeal 10-year jail sentence in China bribery, spying case

Lawyer: Rio Tinto exec not to appeal sentence

Police search for alleged war criminal after Australia’s High Court orders his extradition

Aust. police hunt alleged Balkans war criminal

Australian PM: Secrecy in Rio Tinto trial leaves room for doubt

Australia worries about Rio Tinto verdict

SYDNEY — Australia’s leader said Tuesday that secrecy surrounding China’s trial of four Rio Tinto workers for commercial espionage leaves room for doubt about the convictions.

Supreme Court considers whether US securities law applies to overseas dealings

High court weighs fraud lawsuit vs. Aussie bank

Australia says Chinese ruling on Australian Rio Tinto executive is a ‘very tough sentence’

Australia: China’s Rio Tinto sentence ‘very tough’