Actor Paul Hogan, star of the "Crocodile Dundee" movie trilogy, has been barred from leaving Australia until he pays a disputed tax bill, his lawyer said on Thursday.
Will conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott replace the Labor Party's Julia Gillard as Australia's prime minister? That question lingered Monday morning in Australia and could remain unanswered for days, after Saturday's federal elections produced the country's first hung Parliament in seven decades.
The leaders of Australia's two major political parties began negotiating power deals with independent lawmakers Sunday after the nation's closest election in decades failed to deliver a clear mandate to govern.
An Australian Muslim woman who sought permission to keep her face and head covered while she gives evidence at an upcoming trial was told by a judge Thursday she would have to remove her veil.
With a lack of depth in the post, the U.S. women's basketball team added Jayne Appel, Rebekkah Brunson, Ebony Hoffman and Kia Vaughn to its national pool Wednesday.
As cliches go, designer Prabal Gurung is the first to say he's living the American dream: Kid from Nepal is now dressing first lady Michelle Obama on a regular basis.
FIFA wrapped up a four-day visit to Russia to assess its potential to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup, and warned on Thursday that construction of stadiums and infrastructure must begin immediately if the bid is successful.
Environmentalists around the world will be watching Saturday's national election results in Australia, which they say could have a global impact on efforts to combat climate change.
Coral that survived the 2004 tsunami is now dying at one of the fastest rates ever recorded because of a dramatic rise in water temperatures off northwestern Indonesia, conservationists said, warning Wednesday that the threat extends to other reefs across Asia.