Christmas Island has a long, often dark, Chinese history that spans more than 100 years of phosphate mining.
Parts of the US East Coast have been buried in snow up to 76cm deep, while coastal areas like New Jersey have been submerged under record high tides.
Seven people are dead after terror attacks in Jakarta.
Front pages around the globe have paid tribute to David Bowie, 69, who died on 10 January after an 18 month battle with cancer.
David Bowie, the visionary British rock star who coupled hits such as 'Space Oddity' with trend-setting pop personas like 'Ziggy Stardust,' employed a a wide...
Cities around the globe have been bringing in New Year's Day with captivating fireworks displays and light shows. Here are some of the festivities welcoming 2016...
Wildfires continue to burn across Spain's northern areas after an unusual dry spell.
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Not long after large deposits of bauxite were discovered in remote northeast Arnhem Land, a thriving township was built. Rare archival photographs from 1971...
Hayat lost a leg this year during the conflict in Yemen. But now she is learning to walk again with a prosthetic thanks to the work of staff at an International...
On November 6, two dams burst at a mine in Brazil owned by BHP Billiton and Vale, unleashing torrents of waste that flattened a village in Minas Gerais State.
As the the tenth anniversary of the Cronulla riots approaches (December 11, 2005), these photographs take a look back at the events that fuelled the violence.
At least two people are dead and others are being treated in hospital for burns following a devastating bushfire in South Australia.
As the world continues to mourn the victims of the Paris attacks, social media has lit up with artistic sparks as artists express their feelings in the wake of...
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After months of sporadic street fighting, a group of Aboriginal elders says their Queensland community is under siege, from within and by authorities.
A US war veteran has reunited with his wartime sweetheart, sharing a hug and a kiss in Adelaide after a lifetime apart.
There are concerns a group of South African women, who are coming to Australia 'all expenses paid' to donate their eggs, could be in breach of Australian law.
Is it the case that the harms of new technologies might outweigh any good?
These two transwomen are on the forefront of a radical shift in military culture as it becomes more diverse and accepting.
Fleeing Iran for Australia as a child, Rita Panahi knew only two words of English. Her family was penniless. Today, she's an opinion columnist and controversial...
A Sydney teenager is gaining international support in her bid to become the world's first hijab-wearing ballerina, but she's also facing a number of challenges.