Emergency services have rescued about 90 people in cyclone-ravaged Mackay as southeast Queensland is smashed by heavy rain.
Denying Scotland a second independence vote before Brexit negotiations are over would be "democratically indefensible", First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says.
Hazelwood Power Station’s eight generators have now been powered down as the coal plant closes after more than 50 years of energy generation.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet his US counterpart, Donald Trump, for the first time on April 6-7 at the real estate mogul's Florida retreat.
A South Korean court is deliberating whether to have former president Park Geun-hye detained on corruption charges.
Long-running debates on company tax cuts and changes to race-hate speech laws are set to come to a head in the Senate.
Research questioning the story around a tourist attraction in Western Australia, has sparked discussion over the dark history of well-known tourist sites.

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The Law Council of Australia has called for the federal government to provide greater certainty and transparency for foreign investors looking to invest in critical...
The Australian government has been unable to give consular assistance to Feng Chongyi, who has been detained in China.
Australia's ambassador to the US warns if the Trump administration was a five-day Test cricket match it's still in the first session on the first day.
The US federal judge in Hawaii who halted President Donald Trump's revised travel ban has extended his order blocking its implementation.
The iconic cockatoo found battered by Cyclone Debbie in north Queensland has passed away.
The bill was moved by Labor senator Doug Cameron and - unusually - will now head to the House of Representatives, where the government is likely to use its slim...
Arab leaders said on Wednesday at the end of a one-day summit in Amman that they would be ready to have a historic reconciliation with Israel in return for its...

Europe Elections

Spotlight on the 2017 'Super Elections' 

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party have won a state election, an important test ahead of the national German election.
Voting in the small state of Saarland on Sunday will be seen as a key test of the Social Democrats' rising fortunes under new leader Martin Schulz.
The 27 European Union leaders meet in Rome on the 60th anniversary of the bloc's founding treaty, and endorse a declaration of intent they hope will last a decade.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party faces a first election-year test against resurgent leftwing challengers when voters go to the polls on Sunday in the tiny...
The new Dutch parliament met for the first time Thursday since last week's elections, as a four-party coalition government appeared to be emerging from fierce...
As the EU turns 60 amid a divorce from Britain and other mid-life crisis, the question is increasingly not how it can bounce back, but how it can survive.
French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux resigned on Tuesday after revelations that he hired his two teenage daughters as parliamentary aides.

In focus: Australia's First People

A repatriation ceremony has been held at the Australian Embassy in Berlin to respectfully acknowledge the unconditional return of three Indigenous ancestral remains.
Maoriland festival goers gets an insight into how 360 technology is being adapted and used in Australia for social and political development for Indigenous Australians.

Children's stories by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and illustrators are funny, sad, thoughtful, silly, profound, and joyous.   


Aboriginal Stories and Yoga

A Sydney-based yoga organisation is fusing Indian and Indigenous yoga traditions, incorporating the spirit of Aboriginal Australia into the ancient practice.  
Treaties, community relationships and tackling racism - what can Australia learn from First Nations' parlimentary seats across the globe?
Traditional South Sudanese wrestling is getting an Aussie makeover. Those involved say it’s a good way to put young South-Sudanese Australians in touch with their community and culture.

In pictures: Londoners stand together after Westminster Attack

Hundreds of people paid tribute to victims of the Westminster attack outside British parliament which left four people dead and many more injured.

In pictures: London attack

An attacker drove a car into people on Westminster Bridge before crashing into a fence outside parliament and wielding a knife.
From live TV errors to political protests, the 89th Academy Awards was more than just the glitz.
A behind-the-scenes look at Insight's recent trip to the Latrobe Valley, speaking and filming with communities affected by the closure of Hazelwood Power Station and Mine.
Chief White House photographer Pete Souza has released his final series of images, offering a glimpse inside the Obama administration in its final year.
The year 2016 gave political cartoonists more material than you could poke a pencil at. Eighty of the best cartoons went on display in the Behind the Lines exhibition at the Museum of Australian Democracy in Canberra.