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U.S. fighter jets dropped four unarmed bombs on the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, the jewel in the environmental crown of America's strongest ally in the Asia Pacific, when a training exercise reportedly went awry.
A woman has died riding the Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, just west of Dallas.
Poisonous snakes and crocodiles are reportedly being used by Australian drug dealers to guard crops from police and thieves.
Six Greenpeace protesters set out to scale the tallest building in western Europe, The Shard, on Thursday, with mixed reactions.
A 32-foot whale knocked a surfer unconscious at the famous Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia when flicking at a curious crowd of board riders with its tail.
Engelbart, a technologist, laid out a vision of an Internet decades before it became commercialized by the likes of Microsoft.
In a tape obtained by the ExaroNews journalism website and broadcast on Channel 4 News, the head of News Corp. was heard saying, "it's the biggest inquiry ever, over next to nothing."
For only the second time since it hosted of the Olympic Games in 2000, Sydney has failed to make the top-10 cities list in the prestigious Travel+Leisure US Worlds Best Awards.
Japan can thanks a poor grasp of English among the country's bankers for weathering the 2008 global credit crisis virtually unscathed, according to Finance Minister Taro Aso.
The 71-year-old claims elderly Japanese viewers are confused by the increasing use of anglicized terms such as risuku (risk), toraburu (trouble) and asurito (athlete).
The paparazzo who took pictures of Nigella Lawson being choked by her husband has defended having done nothing while he filmed "27 minutes of madness."
First name 'North,' last name 'West.' Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have named their baby daughter.
Two years of civil war have inflicted heavy damage on the country's world heritage sites, UNESCO said. The sites include the ancient cities of Damascus, Bosra and Aleppo, the oasis ruins of Palmyra and Crac des Chevaliers, one of the best preserved medieval castles in the world.
Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard has described a menu at a fundraising dinner which offered diners "Julia Gillard Kentucky Fried Quail - Small Breasts, Huge Thighs & A Big Red Box" as "grossly sexist and offensive."
Grim find brings total of rare Sumatran elephants found dead to three in past month.