Former Democratic Unionist Party leader Dr Ian Paisley has died at the age of 88.
Oscar Pistorius is preparing to face a South African court for judgement in the murder trial over the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
More than four months since Australia turned back its last boat to Indonesia, scores of new people still arrive each week in Jakarta to plead for asylum.
Two big explosions on the surface of the sun will cause a moderate to strong geomagnetic storm on Earth in the coming days, possibly disrupting radio and satellite communications, scientists say.
With the nation’s attention focused on yet another armed conflict Americans will again to the polls in just under two months for a midterm election that neither party is fighting on sure footing.
A University of Sydney academic has urged delegates at a human rights conference to go soft on the Sri Lankan government, which has refused to investigate war-time atrocities that allegedly occurred at the end of its civil war five years ago.
It was ironic that the launch of Barack Obama’s war on terror coincided with the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, doubly so because it meant the president’s pitch for Saudi Arabia to join his global coalition coincided with renewed attention on claims that Washington is suppressing evidence of Saudi complicity in the strikes on key US cities.
"DON'T SAY ANYTHING YET". The previously untold September 11 story from George Bush's press adviser.
It was a day that Australia remembered the first losses of World War I in a battle described by the Veterans' Affairs Minister on Thursday as "the untold story".
It was hot, airless and excruciatingly tense - and that was even before the judge entered the courtroom.