A young child is among the dead after a man who deliberately drove into crowds of people in the city centre of Melbourne.Read the full story ›
One person has died and several others injured after a car hit pedestrians in the centre of Australia's second-largest city.
Ambulance Victoria said several people were struck by the vehicle in Melbourne on Friday.
Local television screened live aerial video showing police cars and police carrying weapons at a central city junction.
Police said: "The exact circumstances of the events are still being determined."
Seven people who allegedly planned a series of bombings in the heart of Melbourne were arrested on Friday morning.Read the full story ›
A sixth person has died after a storm sparked thousands of pollen allergy-related asthma attacks in one of Australia's major cities.Read the full story ›
A restaurant has been ridiculed for adding a 'lady' version of one of their popular dishes to the menu.Read the full story ›
A staff member at a store in Melbourne was caught on camera saying: "We're worried you might steal something."Read the full story ›
Two horses have died following the Melbourne Cup in Australia, including the favourite Admire Rakti.
The Japanese horse finished last in the race - won by Protectionist - and died soon afterwards.
Admire Rakti was carrying the top weight of 58.5kg and visibly tired. Once he return to his stalls he looked clearly agitated and soon his team had covered his stall with a protective screen.
It was also confirmed that Araldo had been put down after suffering a fracture to his leg.
"It is with sadness that we confirm Araldo has had to be humanely euthanised as a result of the injury it suffered in a freak accident following the Emirates Melbourne Cup," said Dr Brian Stewart, RV Head of Veterinary & Equine Welfare,
"The owners made the decision to humanely euthanise Araldo in the best interests of the horse."
Melbourne Zoo has named its new Asian elephant Man Jai, meaning 'confident' in Thai.
Now seven weeks old, the male elephant calf is the fourth baby elephant to be born at the zoo.
His keepers say he is already showing signs that he will be a leader in the herd.