Scientists used Fitbit-like devices to monitor the vital signs of whale sharks, using the results to determine how the marine giants are affected by the thousands of tourists who wish to see them each year.
Two Perth fishermen have had a frightening encounter after six sharks stalked their boat off Ocean Reef Marina on Sunday.
The Federal Government will create a special visa for Tuvaluans to escape to Australia as the tiny Pacific Island nation confronts the existential threat of climate change.
Dan Jervis-Bardy and Katina Curtis
A 48-year-old Australian man has died after collapsing while walking the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea.
US navy submariners on the USS Asheville have given a glimpse of what life will be like for Australian sailors on a nuclear-powered submarine.
The OECD has slightly downgraded its forecasts for Australia's growth in its latest look at how the global economy is faring.
Australia is expected to buy up to five Virginia-class submarines as part of AUKUS with the first to be seen in WA as soon as 2027.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese received a colourful welcome in India, where he arrived on the day the county celebrates the festival of Holi.
A new report has found China is targeting Pacific island nations with misinformation in the hopes of creating negative views around Australia's defence policy.
On his final day as Pacific Islands Forum chair, Fiji PM Sitiveni Rabuka wants to hand a reunified region to its next leader, Mark Brown of Cook Islands.
Australia will boost its support to neighbouring countries under a new plan focused on improving health care, from vaccine development to reproductive rights.
Australia and Kiribati have signed a new memorandum of understanding focusing on security and economic support as Pacific leaders meet.
Australians working in search and rescue roles in New Zealand after Cyclone Gabrielle say their work is uplifting.
A state of emergency has been declared in New Zealand as hundreds have been forced to evacuate their homes due to flooding as Cyclone Gabrielle brings bumper rainfall across North Island.
ASIO head Mike Burgess says while he's aware of media reporting Chinese police operating clandestinely in Sydney, he hasn't seen evidence of such operations amid concerning news of a fourth US shootdown of unidentified flying objects.
Cyclone Gabrielle has brought destructive winds to New Zealand's North Island, with Prime Minister Chris Hipkins warning the storm's worst is yet to come.
The floods paralysed Auckland after the city was deluged with almost a summer’s worth of rain in less than a day.
A state of emergency was declared in NZ’s biggest city Auckland on Friday as torrential rains caused widespread flooding and evacuations, closing the city’s airports and cancelled the Elton John concert.
When Jacinda Ardern came to international attention in 2017, the spotlight on her was far brighter than that usually trained on the New Zealand prime minister.
Jacinda Ardern has resigned as New Zealand Prime Minister during an emotional press conference.
David Johns and Kimberley Caines
Donning a traditional headdress while being greeted with a tribal dance, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has paid tribute to Papua New Guinea’s first prime minister on the final day of his visit to the region.
A security pact between Australia and Papua New Guinea will set an example for the region and pave the way for a peaceful and prosperous future, Anthony Albanese will say in a landmark address.
Travellers from China will need to undergo mandatory testing for COVID-19 before boarding a flight to Australia, the health minister has announced.
A plane load of passengers en route to Sydney from the United States have been left stranded on a remote island in the Pacific after a mechanical issue.
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