The 114-degree heat in Sydney recently is nothing compared to 121-degrees recorded in Moomba.
Also recently banned: a throat-slitting kite string in India and an Aussie grandma who made $1 million worth of false emergency phone calls.
Record-setting high temperatures combined with painfully dry conditions have sparked hundreds of brushfires across the country.
Parts of the outback are lit up with so much flame they look like huge metropolises at night.
An international incident sheds light on the trans-Tasman rivalry with New Zealand and the limits of criminalizing speech.
A rare total eclipse momentarily darkens skies over Australia.
Also, the Portland Loo is voted best public bathroom in Canada, and Japan deploys a toilet soccer goalie.
Divers? Explorers? Really bad drivers?
Formerly a rural problem, wild packs are spreading disease and killing pets.
Designing adaptability will help suburban areas meet residents' needs over the long term.
Also, Sioux City bars texting while driving and a notorious hoon gets jailed in Australia.
Mostly to turn or because the signal doesn't recognize them, according to the latest research.
Who doesn't want to ride around Australia inside a marine predator's gaping maw?
The famed arts venue's sails appear to ripple before collapsing in this new public art installation.
Do any of these annoying strategies actually work?
Commuters in Sydney can now bop to high-energy techno music while they wait for their bus, thanks to an unusual advertising campaign.
In a heady new report, the country outlines its vision for how cities should be
A years-long controversy over fig trees is wearing away at some local officials