A 24-year-old surfer was killed last weekend in a shark attack off the coast of Western Australia, marking the fifth such reported incident in ten months.
A massive hunt is on for a great white shark that killed a surfer off the coast of Australia. Fionnuala Sweeney reports.
A surfer was killed Saturday in a shark attack off the coast of Australia, at least the fifth such attack in less than a year.
Two Australian divers fought off a great white shark while spearfishing. CNN's Jonathan Mann talks to one of the divers.
Aegean crew member Mike Patton was to be on board the sailboat that was in an apparent collision during a boat race.
The U.S. Coast Guard called off a search Sunday afternoon for a sailor who went missing after an apparent collision during a boat race Saturday from Newport, California, to Ensenada, Mexico.
A Coast Guard rescue helicopter hoists two survivors from the sailing vessel Low Speed Chase.
After four fatal shark attacks in seven months, beachgoers on the south coast of Western Australia are understandably anxious about entering the water.
A mother describes witnessing her daughter being attacked by a shark.
A yacht damaged by a giant wave during an around-the-world race limped into Oakland, California, on Tuesday, a day after the U.S. Coast Guard brought two sailors injured in the storm to California.
The U.S. Coast Guard rescues two injured crew members from a racing yacht off the California coast.
Two sailors injured when their 67-foot racing yacht was damaged by a colossal wave pulled into San Francisco Bay on Monday, less than a day after being rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard.
After bad weather hindered earlier emergency efforts, two seriously injured sailors were safely on a boat off California's coast Sunday evening -- preparing to fly to San Francisco after their 67-foot racing yacht was damaged a day earlier by high seas, a Coast Guard official said.
A 12.76-carat pink diamond has been unearthed in an Australian mine, the largest ever found in the country.
As the forests of the East changed this fall into their seasonal reds and oranges, a remarkable migration of birds headed south. About 30 million ducks, cranes and other species cross the U.S.-Canadian border each autumn day.
Sisters remember the 32-year-old man who died in a shark attack while scuba diving off Western Australia.
There is no doubt that the three recent fatal shark attacks in Western Australia involve great white sharks. This species is known to inhabit the shallow waters along this coast and are known to migrate south around this time of the year to the seal colonies on the southwest coast.
The 32-year-old Texas man who died in a shark attack over the weekend while scuba diving off Western Australia was remembered Sunday by his sisters as "unique" and "one of a kind."
A 32-year-old Texas man was killed Saturday in a shark attack while scuba diving off the coast of Western Australia, police said.
A popular Western Australian beach was closed to the public Monday as authorities hunted for the shark they believe killed a 21-year-old man while he was out boogie boarding with friends.
A young Sydney man died after being mauled by a shark in Western Australia. Network TEN reports.
An Irish man known as "The Naked Adventurer" was rescued off the coast of Western Australia during a failed attempt to row across the Indian Ocean.
As residents returned Tuesday to Western Australia neighborhoods where fierce bushfires destroyed dozens of homes, state officials announced they would donate $1 million to a relief fund for victims.
CNN's Anna Coren talks with Steve Joske from Australian Red Cross about the brushfires breaking out in Perth.
Firefighters battled bushfires in and around Perth in Western Australia on Monday, emergency officials said.
Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne has described calls for him make a return to Test cricket as "very flattering."
A quick-thinking man grabbed a shark by the tail as it attacked an Australian woman, causing the shark to release its bite on her, rescue officials said.
A senior Australian police chief has a described an incident in which a man was Tasered 14 times while in police custody as "unacceptable and extremely disappointing."
Some in Australia call for stricter rules on the use of Tasers after a man's death. ABC Australia reports.
"Barbaric ... inexcusable ... unfettered." Those were the words Norman Johnston used to describe his harrowing time as a child migrant in Western Australia.
More than 30 homes are destroyed as a bushfire sweeps across Western Australia. AuBC's Veronica Buck reports.
Officials in Western Australia declared a natural disaster Wednesday after bushfires roared across the state, destroying more than 30 homes.
Critics in Australia blast the American superstar for not singing live on her Circus tour - but fans defend her
BHP Billiton on Wednesday added its voice to tentative signs of a more broad-based global recovery when the Anglo-Australian mining group reported record iron ore production in the three months ended September.
Concerned about her family's finances, a university student in Australia cashed some long-forgotten lottery tickets this week -- hoping the money would help her parents.
A pea-sized seahorse, the world's longest insect, a "ghost slug" and the world's smallest snake were among the top 10 species discovered in 2008, a committee of scientists said Friday.
CNN's Hong Kong digital team has touched five continents (so far) and claims they can at least bluff their way through the Cantonese, Czech, French, Japanese, Khmer, Mandarin, Russian and Spanish languages. Even a little English, too. Below is a little more on the people who make the magic happen.
It was the speed that caught us off guard. And the noise. Like a roaring, out-of-control freight train.
Perth, Australia, will proudly house a permanent landmark to its native son
Tools dating back at least 35,000 years have been unearthed in a rock shelter in Australia's remote northwest, making it one of the oldest archaeological finds in that part of the country, archaeologists said Monday
There is such a thing as being out of time: of looking at a map in your bedroom and realizing the most intriguing bits of the world have already been explored, that many indigenous groups had already been ruined by modern life, that vast tracts of rainforests or deserts or seas had also been spoiled by progress, that climbing Everest has become just another sport.
Australia's Matthew Hayden has been rebuked by Cricket Australia for a breach of their code of conduct after describing Harbhajan Singh as an "obnoxious weed" and criticizing Ishant Sharmar while speaking on a Brisbane radio station.
A spokeswoman speaking on behalf of Heath Ledger's family in Australia has asked for the press and public to "give them the space to grieve and to lay to rest their son and brother in a dignified manner."
CNN.com reader Kristy O'Connor took a prenatal yoga class with Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams and says she was "in awe of his devotion and attention to Michelle." Reader Dena Michnowih says she came across Ledger in Brooklyn, New York, teaching his young daughter Matilda her right from her left, and was enchanted.
Joel Vetsch of Colstrip, Montana, describes how the death of actor Heath Ledger has affected him.
Veteran Prime Minister John Howard was fighting for political survival Saturday, as Australians went to the polls in a federal election that could sweep a center-left opposition leader into power.
I'm wedged into a corner of the Wild West Saloon in Kalgoorlie, Australia, listening to a couple of investment bankers from Sydney discuss the tight market for Maseratis, when my new pal Ashok Parekh, the saloon's owner, interrupts.
Australia compiled an imposing 329-3 on the first day of the second Test against Sri Lanka as Phil Jaques and Mike Hussey scored back-to-back centuries against the tourists in Tasmania.
Australian authorities canceled thoroughbred racing in a second state on Tuesday, including the iconic outback Birdsville races, as the nation's first outbreak of equine flu spread.
Diamonds more than 4 billion years old -- nearly as old as the Earth itself -- have been discovered in Western Australia, giving scientists vital clues about the early history of our planet.
Paul Skinner interview
Man knew UK bombing suspect
Australian federal police questioned and later released five doctors Friday as part of an expansive investigation into last week's botched UK terror threats, including unexploded car bombs in London and an attack on Glasgow airport in Scotland.
At 0257 local time (0657 GMT) on Wednesday April 25, Velux 5-Oceans Race skipper Graham Dalton finally arrived in Norfolk, Virginia, 102 days after leaving Fremantle in Western Australia, in what has been an epic battle across the planet's fiercest oceans in The Ultimate Solo Challenge.
An emotional Justin Langer has announced he is joining his Australian team mates Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath by retiring from international cricket after the final Ashes test.
Opener Alastair Cook hit an unbeaten century for England, who enjoyed a valuable day of batting practice before the third Ashes test, in their drawn tour match against Western Australia in Perth on Sunday.
Paceman James Anderson was the pick of England's bowlers on the first day of the tour match against Western Australia in Perth on Saturday with three for 47 in the home side's 309 for eight.
Pace bowler Jason Gillespie has been ruled out of the Prime Minister's XI side to face England in their tour opener on Friday because of a shoulder injury, Cricket Australia said on Monday.
Finland's Mikko Hirvonen opened a healthy lead after an action-packed first day in the Rally of Australia on Friday, but the championship hopes of his team mate Marcus Gronholm looked to be in ruins..
How many times have you returned from holidaying in an idyllic location, wishing you owned your own piece of paradise there?
The Australian Rugby Union is to investigate third-party agreements following Matt Giteau's move to the Western Force at the end of the current Super 14 season, managing director Gary Flowers said on Sunday.
Andrew Symonds and Michael Clarke smashed a series of batting records to help Australia amass 322 for five in the second Chappell-Hadlee one-day match against New Zealand.
Australian opening batsman Justin Langer has insisted that he will be playing in the first test against West Indies next week, despite having a rib broken during a one-day match in Melbourne.
Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP Billiton has lifted net profit a staggering 85 percent to a record $6.51 billion on the back of booming Asian demand for iron ore, coal and petroleum.
Welsh winger Shane Williams scored five tries as the British and Irish Lions thrashed Manawatu 109-6 at Palmerston North, recording their biggest-ever win in New Zealand.
Thousands of people have taken part in a somber ceremony in Turkey to remember the start of a World War I battle in which hundreds of thousands of people lost their lives.
Two men have died in the Australian Outback after their four-wheel drive vehicle broke down and they ran out of water, less than 10 kilometers (6 miles) from a water supply.
Perth will quit hosting the final leg of the World Rally Championships after 2006 with other countries now expected to challenge Australia for the event climax.
You might say a "battle royale" is shaping up Down Under.
Former Wallaby centre Rod Kafer has quit as head coach of Saracens after just one and a half seasons in charge, the English Premiership club have said.
Finland's double world champion Marcus Gronholm stretched his lead to 21.4 seconds in the season-ending Rally of Australia in his bid for a fourth Australian title.
Finland's Marcus Gronholm holds the early lead after the first stage of the Rally of Australia.
China's appetite for raw materials shows no sign of abating, with four steel mills agreeing to buy an extra $3.2 billion of Australian iron ore over the next 10 years, global miner BHP Billiton has said.
Australia will start trials next year using unmanned aerial vehicles to protect the country's most valuable resource project, the North West Shelf.
Fast bowler Andy Blignaut became the second Zimbabwe rebel in the past month to seek a new career in Australia when he agreed to sign for Tasmania.
Australia and the United States have agreed to put armed marshals on passenger flights between the two countries.
An Alcoa-led joint venture says it is studying a $1.1 billion expansion of alumina output at its Australian Wagerup refinery, joining rival BHP Billiton in upping production to keep pace with demand in China.
Global resources group BHP Billiton says it will spend more than $300 million upgrading a diamond mine in Canada and an alumina plant in Australia.
The rush for "green power" is gathering pace in Australia, where power producers and distributors are committing more funds to wind-generated electricity that they hope will cut greenhouse gas emissions.
A lone Japanese yachtsman has been plucked from his disabled boat in one of the world's most remote and inhospitable oceans.
Australia's biggest telco Telstra will build earth stations in the Australian Outback for Shin Satellite's new ipstar satellite due for launch later this year.
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