Jakarta's governor says he has given his anti-death penalty view to President Joko Widodo, who he believes is considering all views on the subject.
Los Angeles police officers have allegedly fatally shot a homeless man in an incident that was caught on video and posted online.
Online activists have expressed anger over the government's controversial metadata retention laws by inudating Attorney-General George Brandis with copies of...
Unpopular policies such as the GP co-payment are set to be ditched as Tony Abbott tries to rebuild the coalition's standing in the polls.
Attorney-General George Brandis has been censured over his treatment of Australian Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs.
Headphones, nightclubs and sports matches could lead to more than one billion young people lose their hearing, an international health group says.
A skydiver has escaped death after having a seizure during a 12,000 foot jump.

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The Manly Sea Eagles pack say they enjoy the fact that they've been written off ahead of their NRL season opener against Parramatta.
Unpopular policies such as the GP co-payment are set to be ditched as Tony Abbott tries to rebuild the coalition's standing in the polls.
About 200 Hong Kong protesters have clashed with pro-government supporter in Yuen Long, close to the border with China, demonstrating against mainland parallel traders. The protesters claimed the parallel traders caused a nuisance in the neighbourhood, and have pushed up the prices of daily necessities.
Thousands of people have marched in Moscow to honour Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was shot dead on Friday.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 91st birthday with a million-dollar bash attended by thousands of faithful party supporters.
More than 260 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall around Afghanistan this week, according to officials. The bulk of the deaths have come in Panjshir province, north of Kabul.

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Musicians turn out for the 2015 Brit Awards held at The O2 Arena, London
Hollywood stars arrive for the 87th annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA, 22 February 2015.
Lunar New Year celebrations are in full swing, but for many of our early Asian migrants, there wasn’t time or opportunity to celebrate when they first arrived.
Bone-chilling cold in the US Midwest shattered records in Chicago on Thursday, closing schools and starting its trudge eastward to an already frozen Boston and New York.
Asian communities around the world celebrate the Lunar New Year, also called the Spring Festival, on 19 February, ushering in the Year of the Goat, according to the traditional twelve year zodiac cycle.