Same-sex couple first to legally tie the knot in Australia
16 December 2017 | 3:00 pm
After Australian parliament legally approved same-sex marriage, two couples legally got married on Saturday.
20 Jun 2021
Maddie Groves, who won two silvers at the Rio Games in 2016, has withdrawn from Australia's Olympic trials set to start Saturday. She says it should be "a lesson to all misogynistic perverts in sport."
17 Jun 2021
Farmers are fighting a catastrophic months-long mouse plague in eastern Australia, amid fears the rodents will survive winter and boom again in warmer months.
10 Jul 2021
Australians seeking a vaccine appointment was like the Hunger Games, the health minister of New South Wales says. Elsewhere, Joe Biden has hailed "independence" from COVID. Follow the latest on DW.
13 Jul 2021
Police guard the entrances of a Sydney apartment block where nine people have tested positive for Covid-19. The building was placed under strict lockdown, as authorities step up efforts to curb a coronavirus outbreak. Residents put up signs reading "send beer" and "where is the vaccine?" in the buildings' windows. Australia's latest Covid-19 outbreak began in mid-June and has since grown to 767 cases.
2 Aug 2021
Australian swimmers spoke to the media on Monday after completing the race in the Tokyo Olympic games, with the team's star Emma McKeon bringing the nation seven medals in a single year. McKeon became the nation's most decorated Olympian and the first woman to win seven medals in swimming as she won two more gold medals in the Tokyo race on Sunday.
3 Aug 2021
Australian defence force personnel assist police in several home isolation checks, with officers enforcing stay-at-home orders during Sydney's lockdown. Authorities have been struggling to stop the spread of the highly infectious Delta variant in Sydney, and to ensure that residents follow containment rules as efforts to boost vaccination rates continue.
27 Aug 2021
When she was growing up in Australia's biggest city of Sydney, Liz Mills dreamt of one day becoming a professional basketball coach. Little did she know that she would end up having fame thrust upon her thousands of kilometres away in Africa, where she has made history as the first woman to coach a men's basketball team in a continental tournament.
6 Sep 2021
Switzerland is due to hold a vote this month on the legalization of same-sex marriage. Conservative politicians had called for the referendum to "protect traditions."
12 Sep 2021
In quirky and colourful boats made from recycled materials, participants attempt to paddle their way to triumph in a Beer Can Regatta at Mindil Beach in the Australian city of Darwin.
25 Sep 2021
"We have an independent foreign policy", says New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, after confirming that New Zealand would not lift a ban on nuclear-powered vessels entering its waters in the wake of Australia's decision to develop a nuclear submarine fleet.
3 Oct 2021
A TV studio shakes as presenters for the Australian national broadcaster react to a shallow earthquake which was felt in Melbourne. Although the show was off-air at the time the pair where chatting when the room began to shake. The rare quake hit east of the city just after 9:00am local time (2300 GMT) and was felt hundreds of kilometres (miles) away.
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The last section of the Humboldt Forum, a new museum in Berlin, is opening to the public. The museum's east wing houses collections of the Museum of Asian Art and the Ethnological Museum. Famous Benin bronzes are on display there before their restitution.