Despite worldwide criticism of the process, three Al-Jazeera journalists, including Australian Peter Greste, have been sentenced to three years' jail.
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Turkey is reportedly willing to allow the RAAF to use an air base to launch attacks on Islamic State group targets in Syria.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended the work of the Australian Border Force after a backlash over a bungled operation on visa fraud.
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The US space agency NASA has launched the longest US isolation experiment yet, as part of preparations for a pioneering journey to Mars.
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In pictures: The week that was

From raging wildfires in the US to a flood of migrants storming the Macedonian border, the week of news has seen blood, sweat and tears.

Tony Abbott visits the Torres Strait

The Prime Minister has paid his annual week-long visit to a remote Indigenous community.
At least 16 people have been injured in clashes in Beirut between police and protesters calling for a solution to Lebanon's rubbish crisis.
Thousands of migrants have stormed across Macedonia's border, overwhelming security forces who threw stun grenades and lashed out with batons before apparently abandoning a bid to stem their flow through the Balkans to western Europe.
In New Orleans this week, President Obama said Hurricane Katrina "laid bare a deeper tragedy" of inequality that left "too many people, especially poor people, especially people of colour, without good jobs or affordable health care or decent housing." As the world marks 10 years since the storm hit, we take a look back at some of the most iconic images.
A bomb planted at one of the Thai capital's most renowned shrines on has killed at least 19 people, including three foreign tourists.
Huge explosions in a warehouse district sent up massive fireballs that turned the night sky into day, killing at least 17 people and injuring hundreds in the Chinese port city of Tianjin.
Syrians are learning circus skills, in a hot and dusty refugee camp, with the hope of returning to Syria to establish the country's first national circus.
The AFL has partnered with Museum Victoria to launch a new exhibition paying tribute to multiculturalism in Australian football. Sourced from both private and AFL official collections, the exhibition at Immigration Museum will showcase photographs from across the history of AFL, many of which have never been seen before.