Cyclone Yasi flattened properties, overturned luxury yachts, and ripped up plantations. Australia's climate change adviser warns of more such storms to come.
President Obama hopes to ink a US-South Korea free trade agreement Thursday. Trade deals among Asian countries are all the rage, but some say they may not have much impact.
The results of Saturday's Afghanistan election aren't expected for days, but because the parliamentary candidates ran as individuals, not as party members, they are unlikely to unite in opposition to President Hamid Karzai.
Parliamentary candidates in the Afghanistan election to be held Saturday say the only way to campaign safely is by telephone.
Julia Gillard barely retained power on Tuesday when the last two independent legislators ended a tense 17-day standoff and agreed to join her government.
Australia's Julia Gillard barely squeaked into power. But her slim majority means that passing any legislation will be tricky.
Australia’s election is set to result in the first hung parliament for 70 years after all the counting in several closely fought seats concludes later this week. The two major parties are in talks with smaller parties.
Australian election analysts are forecasting the closest contest in decades, and say 'grumpy' voters may produce Australia’s first hung parliament since 1940.
Julia Gillard said she used her first telephone conversation with President Barack Obama on Friday to reassure him of the country's military commitment to Afghanistan.
Scientists try to understand what other factors may promote life.