Canberra's get-out-of-jail card on the future of the hundreds of Australia-bound refugees on Nauru and Manus Island may have a very short shelf-life, with the head of a prominent US anti-immigration think tank warning: "this is the kind of thing the Trump administration will nix on Day 1."
Nick Miller Finnish diplomat says there was a "very sinister Russian connection" within France's far-right National Front.
Marcus Strom Sunday night's quake released more than 50 times the energy triggered by the deadly 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
Philip Wen One of 18 Crown Resorts employees detained a month ago in China has been released on bail, suggesting authorities have concluded their preliminary investigations and could soon move to formally arrest and then charge those remaining in custody.
Maher Mughrabi The world has changed - but not quite as utterly as some people seem to think.
Saimi Jeong The door was rattling in my Christchurch hotel room. As it became more violent, I bolted upright, expecting an intruder.
Lindsay Murdoch An NGO-group said it had identified a total of 430 destroyed buildings in three districts of Maungdaw.
Peter Hannam Climate models may be underestimating how sensitive the planet is to rising greenhouse gas levels .
Amrit Dhillon A marriage between an upper caste and low caste person in India evokes horror. But things are changing slowly.
Emily Woods Holy diabetes! McDonald's have put Nutella inside a burger.
Sydney, the Illawarra and much of the state's north will have a very high fire danger on Friday, ...