At least 26 combatants and an unconfirmed number of bystanders were killed in a gunbattle between warring tribes in Papua New Guinea, police said Monday.
Spiderwebs can capture environmental DNA, or eDNA, from vertebrate animals in their area, potentially making them a useful tool in animal monitoring, tracking and conservation.
The elections come as China, the U.S. and others wrangle for influence in the South Pacific region. Tuvalu is one of 12 countries that have official diplomatic relations with Taiwan.
Kathleen Folbigg already was pardoned and released from prison in June based on new scientific evidence that her four children may have died from natural causes as she had insisted.
The state visit for Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese was planned months ago. But the Middle East crisis prompted the White House to change the tenor of the event.
Advocates for constitutional change in Australia said they were devastated by the defeat of a referendum that would have created a committee to offer advice on policies that affect Indigenous people.
Australian journalist Cheng Lei has been allowed to leave the country and is back home in Australia after being detained for more than three years on charges of espionage.
The referendum would enshrine in Australia's constitution an Indigenous Voice to Parliament. The Voice would advise on policies that impact the nation's most disadvantaged ethnic minority.
Tanya Plibersek, Australia's Minister for the Environment and Water, declared "war" on feral cats officials say harm other species and carry disease. Critics say the feline threat is overblown.
The man who fell ill is expected to arrive in Australia next week. Until then, he will be cared for in an icebreaker's specially equipped medical facility.
Brian Houston was ruled not guilty Thursday of an Australian charge of concealing his father's child sex crimes. He resigned from his church roles after being charged two years ago.
The quarterfinal bracket is nearly set at the Women's World Cup. England beat Nigeria on penalty kicks after a red card for Lauren James, and two great Australia goals sent Denmark packing.
Officials said the incident happened during joint military exercises with the U.S. A search involving U.S., Canadian and Australian personnel was underway to find the crew who are all Australian men.
After a pod of nearly 100 pilot whales beached themselves on Tuesday, more than 50 of them died overnight. Now officials say the remaining 47 will be euthanized.
Wildlife authorities have killed the leader of a pack of dingoes that mauled a jogger on a popular Australian tourist island in a ferocious attack that a rescuer said could have been fatal.