He was a world-renowned scholar of antiquities, enchanted into his old age by Syria's fabled city of Palmyra, which he called among the most beautiful in the world.
Ian Steward Thomas Arpad Meyer, 56, an IT consultant from NSW, was caught with 4000 objectionable images when he travelled to New Zealand for a five-day business trip in April.
Government plans to extend crackdown on prostitution and associated criminal activities to other towns.
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Jewel Topsfield Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla has said the relationship between Indonesia and Australia is "much better" as Justice Minister Michael Keenan became the first Australian minister to visit the country since the Bali nine executions.
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Kate Aubusson A Latvian co-pilot who had a blood alcohol level seven times the legal limit before he was due to take off from Oslo airport has been sentenced to six months in jail.
Daisy Dumas An Australian teacher who also lists actor, model and fashion blogger as his professions, has assured his friends, family and social media users that he is innocent after rumours began circulating that he was the Bangkok bombing suspect seen in CCTV footage before the deadly attack.
Lindsay Murdoch Uighurs from China's western Xinjiang province were angered by the Thai government forcibly repatriating members of minority.
Clare Sibthorpe and Katie Burgess Thailand's ambassador to Australia says he hopes security fears will not hurt tourism.