New research from Australia's peak financial regulators has found around half the outstanding small business loans are secured by residential property, and that could be a problem if house prices keep falling.
An injured sooty tern is blown hundreds of kilometres off course by Tropical Cyclone Trevor and kids on a Cape York cattle station discover the injured seabird on their airstrip.
Chinese social media platforms are now hosting "praise groups" where armies of internet users are ready to shell out compliments to complete strangers in exchange for a few dollars.
Philippe Barbarin, a French Roman Catholic cardinal convicted of failing to report sexual abuse charges, says Pope Francis turned down his offer to resign, but suggested he stand aside for a while.
In New Zealand we’re waiting to see if the all-powerful Facebook boss means what he says about ‘moral responsibility’More than four days have passed since the world’s weakest man launched an assault that took the lives of 50 people at prayer in Christchur...
Trees and powerlines torn down across Cape York while reintensifying storm threatens to hit Northern TerritoryTwo remote far-north Queensland communities could be completely without electricity for days after Cyclone Trevor tore down trees and power lines...
For every Zion Williamson and Rui Hachimura, there's a less-heralded role player who rises to the occasion to lift his team in the NCAA Tournament. Don't underestimate the contributions of these 12 in 2019.
A new Indonesian election survey shows President Joko Widodo's big lead over his challenger, retired general Prabowo Subianto, is narrowing, just weeks ahead of next month's vote in the world's third-largest democracy.
Three asylum seekers due to be returned to Mexico after appearing in U.S. immigration court on Tuesday asked officials to let them stay in the United States because they feared for their safety while waiting out the process in Mexico.
Scientists in southwest China's Yunnan province have cloned what they called the "Sherlock Holmes of police dogs" in a program they hope will help cut training times and costs for police dogs, state media reported on Wednesday.
U.S. buyout firm Bain Capital is likely to delay a planned initial public offering of Toshiba Memory by around two months, a source said on Wednesday, pushing back until November what is likely to be one of Japan's biggest listings this year.
Australia's AMP Ltd on Wednesday said it will not pay short-term bonuses to most executives, a move that could help it avoid possible board removal should investors vote against its remuneration practices for the second consecutive year.