The Egyptian President has hinted he may pardon Australian journalist Peter Greste and his al-Jazeera colleagues.
Rebel groups facing death by starvation or IS are joining the Islamic State.
The adoption by critics of Thailand's military rulers of a three-finger salute from the Hunger Games films has led to screenings of the latest film in the series being cancelled in Bangkok.
The young woman who ended her life voluntarily instead of die in pain debilitated by terminal cancer has released a video urgesing for all Americans to be given the same choice.
Blistering heat across Australia, frigid conditions across much of the continental US – what’s going on?
Fairfax Media photographer Edwina Pickles reveals daily life in the world’s largest refugee camp
Aid projects straddling the border between China and North Korea may be in jeopardy with the detention of naturalised US citizen Peter Hahn on Tuesday.
Ferguson remains on edge as it awaits the imminent release of a grand jury report on the shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white policeman.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has used Australia's final presidency of the United Nations Security Council to call for a new envoy to be appointed to deal with the threat of modern terrorism which she says is "more dangerous than ever before".
An executive of a car hire service which has risen from tech start-up to $US17 billion international giant in four years declared to a dinner table that the company should spend $1 million hiring private investigators to dig up dirt on journalists to silence them.