With an agreement to allow the sale of Australian uranium to India expected this week, Indian scientists are questioning India's ability to manage a rapid expansion of its nuclear power industry.
China's legislature has formally rejected the public nomination of candidates for Hong Kong's chief executive election in 2017, a decision sure to ignite citywide protests by democracy advocates.
Despite categorical statements by Barack Obama and a host of European leaders that there'll be no military response to Russia's encroachment into Ukraine, European officials were doing a war dance for the cameras on the weekend.
A gay teenager disowned by his parents has received more than $90,000 from an internet campaign after a horrifying video of his experience went viral.
This is what happened when a man from Perth decided to rescue a group of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria.
The ceasefire in Gaza is just four days old but already the clock is ticking toward the next outbreak of war.
Since 1948, the world's superpower and allies including Australia have never intervened to prevent the worst examples of what has been declared, again and again, the greatest of all crimes: genocide.
Before gathering and unleashing the military might of an international coalition against Islamic State fighters in Iraq, the White House is seeking to thread a formidably fine political needle in a region fraught with tribal enmity and mistrust.
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Schapelle Corby will not be locked up again but her supervision on parole will be tightened after her long-time boyfriend was found in possession of drugs.