A beach in Ölüdeniz, Turkey, one of the hot spots for 2015 2:47

BELGRADE Recent history relegated Serbia to the role of international pariah, but that’s all changed now and Belgrade has reaffirmed itsel(...)

Australian cricketer Sean Abbott arrives at the funeral of  Phillip Hughes in Macksville. Abbott was the bowler who delivered the ball which struck Hughes during a first class cricket match on November 25th. Photograph: Jason Reed / Reuters

Sean Abbott alone will decide whether he wants to return to first class cricket at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday, two weeks after his short-pit(...)

Australian Phillip Hughes has died at the age of 25 after being struck by a short ball during a Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and New South Wales at the SCG 2:09

As an opening batsman, the Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who has died aged 25 after being struck by a ball while on 63 during a Sheffield Sh(...)

Tony Mangan enjoying a rest on his red couch

Friday afternoon, driving down the N11, trying to find the man who has run around the world. Because if Tony Mangan is for real he must be at least se(...)

‘I am delighted; it’s such an honour. I never expected it, but to tell you the truth, it’s great to get the money’

Not even the smallest irony is ever lost on Tasmanian Richard Flanagan. He wrote history books before turning to the risky art of fiction. “The(...)

Last year was Australia’s hottest on record, and wildfires raged in New South Wales and Tasmania. Photograph: John Donegan-ABC/Reuters

Australia’s bushfire season officially started last week, and after a warm, dry winter authorities are preparing for the worst. The national maximu(...)

“Eight-year-olds worry about their weight, and 13-year-olds worry about whether they are ‘hot’ enough,” says author  Steve Biddulph. Photograph: Thinkstock

‘Fourteen is the new 18,” is what parenting educator and author Steve Biddulph hears all the time from mothers talking about their daughters. “(...)

Ireland’s Stuart Thompson lies on the ground after making his ground to secure the bye that gave Ireland a three-wicket win over Zimbabwe at the ICC World Twenty20 in Sylhet, Bangladesh. Photograph: Surjeet/Inpho

What looked like an easy-going parade to victory turned into a frantic last-ball win for Ireland yesterday as they opened their World Twenty20 camp(...)

in Sydney Leading drugs makers have called on Australia to expand its opium poppy growing industry beyond the island of (...)

A helicopter from the Xue Long (Snow Dragon) Chinese icebreaker unloads rescued passengers from the ice-bound Russian ship, Akademik Shokalskiy on January 2nd. Photograph: Reuters/Fairfax/Australian Antarctic Division

A Chinese icebreaker that helped rescue 52 passengers from a Russian ship stranded in Antarctic ice found itself stuck in heavy ice today, further com(...)