About 70 percent of Australian adults gamble. Some say gambling Down Under has gotten out of hand. It's a contentious issue, one that could potentially topple a government. The World's Jason Margolis has more.
At least 27 refugees have died this morning, after a human smuggling boat headed for Australia with reported Iraqi and Iranian families hit rocks and sank in heavy seas off Christmas Island.Joining us for more on the story is Nick Bryant from the BBC.
Oprah Winfrey is filming some of the last episodes of her TV show in Sydney, Australia. And the Australian government is hoping Oprah will provide a much-needed boost to the country's sagging tourism industry. Phil Mercer reports from Sydney.
An eye-witness says a boy climbed onto the back of a southern right whale off the coast of Australia and 'rode' on its back. The report has caught the attention of the authorities. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets details from the BBC's Phil Mercer in Sydney.
Catholic officials in Australia have issued new guidelines that ban secular music from being played at funerals. It's meant to guard against music that isn't considered 'solemn' enough. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from the BBC's Phil Mercer.
Researchers are developing a robot that they hope will one day provide home care for the elderly. They've enlisted the help of a Sydney performance artist to make the robot seem more human. Correspondent Phil Mercer has the story.
Australia's Quantas Airlines has ditched its 17-year alliance with British Airways to partner with Emirates Airline. That means its twice-daily 'kangaroo route' from Sydney to London will stop in Dubai instead of Singapore.