Australia is set to become the first country outside India to have laws targeting dowry abuse. The Victorian Government is preparing legislation that will target...

Daigou's billion dollar industry

Backdoor, or indirect, trade to the lucrative Chinese consumer market, known as daigou, was once the domain of enterprising students. But the practice has evolved...
A kidnapped couple from the United States and Canada, and their three children born in captivity, have been freed in Pakistan after being held by the Taliban for...
Palestinian political rivals Fatah and Hamas have signed an agreement on ending a decade-long split following talks mediated by Egypt in Cairo.
A new report, revealing the extent of domestic abuse suffered by migrant women on temporary visas, is calling for governments to offer them better protection.

Weekend Sports Preview

In sport this weekend, Australia's cricketers go into the final match of their troubled India tour looking to end it on a winning note. There's also A-League,...
Cyber hackers steal sensitive defense data, but the government admits it still doesn't know who's responsible. International university students to face tough new...
The United Nations has accused Myanmar of systematically creating a climate of fear for the Rohingya Muslims. The UN human-rights body has reported evidence of...
The federal government admits it still doesn't know who managed to hack commercially sensitive information about new fighter jet and navy vessels more than a year...
Excitement is building in Sydney's Lebanese community ahead of this month's Rugby League World Cup, with players and fans hoping to make a difference on and off...
International students have been put on alert, with the government to roll out tougher English tests. From next year, students will need to formally pass an...
Protests have broken out in Kenya as uncertainty around the country's Presidential elections continues. It comes a day after the main opposition candidate...
Tensions continue to mount and confusion is building over the possible independence of the Spanish region of Catalonia.
Consumer groups have expressed concern after banking giant Westpac revealed half of its customers with mortgages are still paying interest-only on their loans,...
A leading academic has raised concerns that rates of mental illness among Australia's migrant communities are not being accurately recorded - meaning many cases...
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Negativity surrounding Melbourne's so-called Apex gang had a knock-on effect on the community of an estimated 20,000 people. But just like the rest of the country,...
Migrants and refugees from around the world are among the thousands of students starting their Higher School Certificate (HSC) in NSW this week.
Police might have gained the upper hand on Melbourne's so-called Apex gang - but the issue of youth crime remains. A promising rapper and academic think they have...
Social media has been flooded with tens of thousands of personal stories from victims of sexual harassment after women - and men - were urged to respond to the...
Julian Assange has responded to claims by Hillary Clinton that he colluded with the Russian Government in the lead up to the US election.
Cairo is the world’s most dangerous megacity for women while London is the best, according to the first international experts’ poll on how females fare in the...
The US and North Korea have been to war before — it left millions dead.