Manus Island police are reportedly preparing to charge several men over the death of an asylum seeker.
There are calls for an urgent end to the practice of sending intellectually disabled people to jail if they have not been found guilty of a crime.
Al-Qaeda is reportedly preparing to release a new English-language online magazine called Resurgence.
An inquiry has found communication problems involving three federal government departments led to an asylum seeker suspected of terrorism being cleared for...
The Formula One Grand Prix gets underway in Melbourne this weekend.
A Senate inquiry has been told a decision by Qantas to slash thousands of jobs is illogical and appears to have been financially and politically motivated.
The Sea Shepherd conservationist group claims the Japanese whaling fleet has ended its season in Antarctica.
Brazil is being accused of evicting residents from city slums as it prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.
In the US, a soldier has been charged with pimping and other sex-related charges for operating a prostitution ring at Fort Hood in Texas.
Mentally-impaired Indigenous Australians are being held in indefinite detention without being convicted of a crime.
The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority says there's confusion about the three so-called cross-curriculum priorities.
English-speaking countries and territories of the Caribbean are demanding reparations from Europe for the region's history of slavery.
Voters in the Black Sea region of Crimea go to the polls on Sunday to vote in a referendum on whether to back independence from Ukraine.
The former chief justice of Nauru Geoffrey Eames says a serious breach of the rule of law has occurred in the country.
A candidate for Saturday's state election in South Australia says if elected, he'll push for a designated place in Parliament for an indigenous representative.
Four central European countries are asking the US Congress to make it easier for them to import natural gas from the United States.
Hepatitis C could could be eradicated in Australia within the next two decades.
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Malaria experts from around the world are meeting in Sydney this week to discuss new measures to combat the mosquito-born virus.
Ukrainians living in Australia say they are hopeful of a peaceful resolution to the turmoil in their homeland, but are not surprised violence has erupted.
Serbia votes this weekend in an election where all the major candidates are focusing on the economy.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has been questioned in Britain over Australia's asylum seeker detention centres.
The federal government is planning to crack down on the National Rental Affordability Scheme amid claims it's benefiting wealthy foreign students.
Battle lines have been drawn for the re-run of the federal Senate election in Western Australia.
The Croatian PM says an Australian citizen accused of war crimes in Croatia would be treated fairly if he is extradited to stand trial there.
Some Afghans who worked with the Australian troops are nervously waiting to see if they're able to gain residency in Australia.
Croatia's prime minister says Captain Dragan would get a fair trial in Croatia over war crimes allegations;Labor can't provide assurances of resettlement for...
The head of fruit processor SPC Ardmona says a significant rise in consumer demand was the driving factor behind a $70 million deal with Woolworths.
While Labor and Liberal capture the headlines in their battle for power in South Australia, a host of minor parties and independents are manoeuvring in a bid to...
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It is virtually certain that the Liberals will win a clear majority in today’s Tasmanian election. In South Australia, a hung Parliament now looks plausible,...
Australian Paralympic skier Toby Kane has won the bronze medal in the men's standing super-combined event in his third and final Games.
At the Guardian this week, Emily Bell asked why a new fleet of marquee online journalism start-ups — including Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight, Ezra Klein's Vox,...
For most people, opening your family home to newly arrived asylum seekers would be a daunting prospect, but for one South Australian woman it has become a way of...
An exhibit filled with WW2 posters has attracted a lot of people at Sydney's National Maritime Museum - but there's one woman the museum was surprised to see.