Prime minister finally faces leadership challenge, but challenger Kevin Rudd promptly backs down
Suspicion falls on Pyongyang as computer networks are hit at banks and TV stations
Actor captured images of 'spacecraft' while filming fruitbats in Wooloomooloo
Bosses unimpressed by video of topless miners taking part in global dance craze underground
New Zealand man killed by four-metre predator in attack off the coast near Auckland
As UN Security Council prepares for emergency meeting, the big question is whether China will lose its patience
A damning report identifying widespread drug use among athletes triggers Aussie soul-searching
Villagers kill 1,000 dolphins saying US charity has reneged on deal to pay them not to cull the mammals
Rogue state enters a 'new phase of confrontation' as it promises third nuclear test and rocket launches
Startled Qantas passengers spot 3m python clinging to aircraft during flight
A street vendor in Kabul sells balloons to a group of Afghan children. Although the economy in Afghanistan has shown some signs of improvement since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, low wages and unemployment remain challenges for the government.
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