Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:24 PM EST

Australia

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent (the world's smallest) the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Neighbouring countries include Indonesia, East Timor, and Papua New Guinea to the north, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia to the north-east, and New Zealand to the southeast.

Articles About Australia

New Zealand Dollar Notes
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Raises Interest Rates Due to 'Unsustainable' Kiwi

By IBTimes AU

The New Zealand dollar fell to its six-week low against the U.S. dollar after the Reserve Bank governor, Graeme Wheeler, said the strength of the Kiwi was "unjustified." This paved the way for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to intervene in the currency exchange market. (2:07 pm)

MORE TOPICS: WESTPAC

Colombia's soccer player James Rodriguez holds up his new Real Madrid jersey during a presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid
James Rodriguez on $114M Transfer to Real Madrid: 'I'm Very Happy and Want to Make History Here'

By IBTimes AU

World Cup star James Rodriguez inked a six-year contract to Real Madrid for a reported fee of around €80 million or $114 million in Australia. He will be wearing the Number 10 shirt which last worn by Mesut Özil. (2:04 pm)

MORE TOPICS: TIGER WOODS, TWITTER, UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, REAL MADRID

A police officer provides security in preparation for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 21, 2014.
Commonwealth Games 2014: Daily Events Guide to the Game Highlights in Glasgow [Day 1-5]

By IBTimes AU

Here are the daily events guide and game highlights in the Commonwealth Games 2014. (1:45 pm)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, COMMONWEALTH GAMES, SOUTH AFRICA, UGANDA

San Antonio Spurs Patty Mills of Australia (L) celebrates with Boris Diaw of France (C) and Tim Duncan against the Miami Heat during the first half in Game 5 of their NBA Finals basketball series in San Antonio, Texas, June 15, 2014.
Australia Basketball News: Dante Exum, Boomers Ready for FIBA World Cup 2014 in Spain

By IBTimes AU

Dante Exum, one of the promising players in the NBA, has declared that the Australian basketball national team this year is one of the best in Aussie basketball history. Exum, along with the rest of the Boomers, is back in the country to prepare for ... (1:24 pm)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL, SOUTH KOREA, MEXICO, ANGOLA

Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were sent back by Australia wait to enter a magistrate's court in Galle
Asylum Seeker Women in Australia-Run Christmas Island Attempt Suicide in Desperation

By IBTimes AU

Asylum seekers in an Australia-run detention centre on Christmas Island attempt poisoning to end their lives. The Australian Human Rights Commission has confirmed that there have been multiple suicide attempts and self-harm incidents. (1:11 pm)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS

MasterChef Australia 6 Recap: Episode 57 The Service Challenge at Melbourne's Vue de Monde [WATCH VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

"MasterChef Australia" Season 6, episode 57 featured the Service Challenge for the contestants at the Vue de Monde Restaurant located at the Rialto Tower in Melbourne. Vue de Monde owner and head chef Shannon Bennett was on hand to assist and judge them. (12:40 pm)

MH17: “We will bring all of them home” – PM Tony Abbott

By IBTimes AU

Prime Minister Tony Abbott vows to bring home all Australians aboard MH17 (12:20 pm)

MORE TOPICS: UKRAINE, TONY ABBOTT

A Man Listens to Beats Brand Headphones on a Street in New York
Australia: The Next Frontier of Online Radio

By IBTimes AU

More and more people in the land down under are subscribing to Internet radio, the latest figures show. (12:15 pm)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM, NEW YORK, LONDON

HTC Desire 616 vs. Desire 816 Specs and Price Comparison in Australia

By IBTimes AU

For readers who are considering buying the HTC Desire 616 or the Desire 816, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision. (12:13 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, ANDROID, HTC

Sony Xperia T3 vs. Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 Specs and Price Comparison in Australia

By IBTimes AU

For readers who are considering buying the Sony Xperia T3 or the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision. (12:06 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG, SONY, ANDROID, HTC