Ongoing record warmth in the world’s oceans has increased the likelihood that 2014 will be declared the hottest year since reliable data began more than a century ago, US and Japanese agencies say.
The crisis in Sydney was covered by leading media outlets around the world on Tuesday.
The siege in Sydney’s CBD and its terrible end received saturation coverage on American cable news, with at least one commentator lamenting Australia’s tough gun laws.
Chinese passengers who had taken umbrage about their seating arrangements scalded a flight attendant during a flight to Thailand.
A Sydney mother-of-four facing the death penalty in Malaysia claims she was innocently set up to carry drugs to Melbourne.
Negotiators in Peru are struggling to reach agreement and Australia has been accused of "creative accounting" in the dying hours of the United Nations climate change talks.
Australian suspects may be involved in the booming Chinese meth trade.
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A 51 year-old Sydney mother of four faces the death penalty after allegedly carrying methamphetamines while transiting through Kuala Lumpur’s international airport.