Latest news Wedge-tailed eagle, brolga parts seized in $500k haul 2016-12-11T05:38:46.000000Z About 1,300 animal parts, including those of native animals like wedge-tailed eagles and brolgas, are found at a Darwin house in one of the largest hauls of its kind in Australian history. Perth to get non-stop London flights 2016-12-11T04:14:43.000000Z Seventeen-hour flights from Perth to London will begin in 2018, Qantas boss Alan Joyce says, marking the first time Australians can fly direct to Europe. Venezuela seizes 4m toys to give children at Christmas 2016-12-11T03:59:17.000000Z Millions of toys the Venezuelan Government seized from a toy company with the help of police will be given out to poor children this Christmas. Critics firing up Berisha after taking A-League golden boot lead 2016-12-11T03:34:44.000000Z Melbourne Victory striker Besart Berisha says his desire to prove critics of his form wrong has spurred him on against Western Sydney. Kirk Douglas celebrates 100th birthday with Hollywood stars 2016-12-11T02:16:30.000000Z Actor Kirk Douglas, star of classic films Spartacus, Lust for Life and Paths of Glory, celebrates his 100th birthday. 3D modelling used to map 1840s shipwreck off WA coast 2016-12-11T01:16:28.000000Z The wreck of a nearly 300-year-old former slave ship lying just off the coast of Perth is scoured by maritime archaeologists using new technology to help learn more about Australia's underwater past. Hopes database of unidentified human remains could solve mysteries 2016-12-10T23:42:46.000000Z Police are creating Australia's first database of unidentified bodies, revealing there are 500 sets of human remains currently languishing in morgues and laboratories. Paid domestic violence leave 'another cost' to economy: Cormann 2016-12-10T23:36:07.000000Z Mandating a national standard for 10 days of paid domestic violence leave could have "counter-productive consequences", Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says. 'Giant among journalists': AA Gill dies at 62 2016-12-10T23:25:27.000000Z Long-standing restaurant critic and columnist Adrian Gill, better known as AA Gill, has died aged 62 from cancer, Britain's Sunday Times says. 'Staggering how little they know': Teaching Melbourne's migrants to swim 2016-12-10T22:51:10.000000Z In an old brick building, home to the Brighton Life Saving club, a line of women wearing colourful hijabs and thick jumpers look very out of place but are ready to take their first plunge into the ocean.