Barack Obama has thrown his weight behind and ambitions United Nations set of 17 goals designed to end extreme poverty, restrict infectious diseases and halt environmental degradation around the world by 2030.
Nick O'Malley As Vladimir Putin flagged his first appearance at a United Nations General Assembly in a decade, world leaders were left grappling with the global impact of Russia's dramatically increased role in the Syrian conflict.
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LINDSAY MURDOCH Australia is set to lose its heavy bet on Mr Najib as investigations get underway into his financial affairs.
NICK O'MALLEY Barack Obama has thrown his weight behind an ambitious set of 17 United Nations goals.
Lindsay Murdoch Defamation charges related to one reference to "Thai naval forces" allegedly knowing about the smuggling of Rohingya boat people.
Josephine Tovey By applying death penalty to schoolboy Riyadh has violated the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, campaigner says.
Ruth Pollard Two Al Jazeera journalists who were jailed last month following a retrial for reporting false news are today home with their families after Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a sudden pardon for 100 prisoners.
Lucy Cormack The Red Cross says one factor makes all the difference in the fight against natural disasters.
Jewel Topsfield Singapore and Malaysia should buy carbon credits from Indonesia, says a scientist, as they profit from palm oil plantations.