South Pacific's Sandy Island appears on world maps but explorers who travelled there found only water
Australians shocked by video of Melbourne man's racist tirade against singing French woman
Sydney judge jails man who attached a fake bomb to a schoolgirl to extort money from her parents
Ruapehu, used to depict Mordor hell hole in the Lord of the Rings films, could be about to blow
President Obama praises Burmese counterpart for reforms, but Aung San Suu Kyi urges caution
The charismatic Communist 'Princeling' appears to be a mass of contradictions
John Key under fire again, days after he called David Beckham 'thick as batshit'
Houses damaged as burst pipe sends water rocketing to the height of a 13-story building
Where is Suu Kyi's famous 'moral authority' as Muslim Rohingya homes are razed to the ground?
Satellite images show that Pyongyang's largest labour camp has not been abandoned after all
Rapper Psy hasn't topped the charts in Japan due to 'dispute over contested islands', claim South Koreans
Gillard jokes to male journalist that he may not appreciate the logistics of walking on grass in heels
International media laud Australian PM, but at home they're questioning her motivation
As the reef shrinks, the UN has admitted only half of conservation efforts make a difference
Crown of Thorns starfish have poisonous spikes, up to 21 arms and an appetite for living coral
Fatal attacks prompt plans to kill sharks that get too close to swimmers
Japanese fisheries agency says factory ship needs repairs and whaling fleet might therefore not set sail
China launches aircraft carrier as tensions escalate in the East China Sea
Rotund supreme leader offers 'expert guidance' but critics say he should be helping malnourished North Koreans
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