An Australian pilot and four US tourists have died in a firey charter plane crash into a Melbourne retail outlet, the worst civil aviation accident in Victoria in...
The remains of missing Victorian mum Karen Ristevski have been found in Victorian bushland almost eight months after she vanished.
Australia's Jewish community is described as one of the most pro-Israel in the world, but there are some dissenters unhappy about Benjamin Netanyahu's historic...
The royal commission into child sex abuse will consider the federal government's response to an immigration department child protection panel report.
Malaysian armed guards on Tuesday stood watch at the hospital holding the body of Kim Jong-nam, the assassinated half-brother of North Korea's leader, amid...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a "serial killer" who should be forced out of office, one of his chief critics said Tuesday, as she faced arrest on drug...
Rights groups on Tuesday urged the Thai army to drop defamation charges against three activists over a landmark report on torture in the conflict-hit south,...

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Research by the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has projected that Australia was on course to eliminate Hepatitis C within in the next ten...
A watercolour by Australian artist Sir Hans Heysen has been returned to Adelaide, where it was created, for auction next month after it was found in Germany.
An all-out gang war has made El Salvador one of the most violent countries on earth. As the body count rises, one forensic criminologist has devoted his life to...
The move away from coal-powered energy may be good for the environment, but a shift without planning could spell disaster for communities in the Latrobe Valley,...
Queensland MP Bob Katter is hoping more Coalition MPs will join Nationals MP George Christensen in pushing for a public inquiry into Australia’s banking sector.
Nearly a dozen Jewish community centers across the United States received bomb threats that led to evacuations, in the latest wave of such attacks since Donald...
Queensland researchers have uncovered a world-first link between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and a dysfunctional immune system.
Face Up to Racism Week

Face up to racism with a week of programs challenging preconceptions around race and prejudice. Starts Sunday 26 February.

In focus: US Politics

The latest news on American politics.

US President Donald Trump said on Monday that Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster would be his new national security adviser, again turning to the US military...
US President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to clarify comments he made at a rally in Florida when he referred to Sweden as the site of a recent terror incident.
A top aide denied Sunday that President Donald Trump is having difficulty filling the key post of national security advisor because of White House moves to...
Donald Trump has blasted the media as fake news producers and condemned the TPP as a 'job killing disaster' at a rally in Florida.
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis says he has no issues with the media, unlike his boss Donald Trump who says the media are "the enemy of the American people".
US President Donald Trump insisted Saturday that the White House is running smoothly, and used a campaign-style rally in Florida to bring his message to...
US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday led a chorus of reassurance for allies rattled by Donald Trump's policy stance but European leaders gave the pledges a...

In focus: Australia's First People

Associate Professor Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews gives us a snapshot of the research on racism against Indigenous peoples since the 1960s.
Can art hold the key to reconciliation? Dancer and artist Thomas ES Kelly explains why he thinks so.
Racism mars the healthcare system for Indigenous people, who are accused of faking pain, have their Aboriginality denied, and die while in state care.

Indigenous Languages at risk

Australia's Indigenous languages could be completely wiped out by 2050 according to experts. The number of traditional languages has dropped from 250 to 120 over the last two hundred years.And the ...

"I had a hard life growing up as a Sistagirl but that was a journey that I had to take to be who I am now."
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.
Donald Trump supporters were jubilant while Hillary Clinton supporters were shocked and silent - it is the tale of two camps as the US starts to come to terms with Trump's shock victory.
More than 50,000 Iraqi soldiers, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, Sunni Arab tribesmen and Shia militiamen are engaged in a bloody battle to re-take control of Mosul from IS.

Finetta's life at home

A 6.2-magnitude hit central Italy on Wednesday, leaving more than 150 dead and reducing towns across the region to rubble.