article 09 October 2014 World, Australia
Missing mother ate insects for 17 days in rainforest

A mother, who stumbled naked out of an Australian rainforest after going missing 17 days ago, survived on just insects and creek water.

article 18 September 2014 World, Australia
by Why is Australia facing a domestic terror crisis?

Isis is urging followers to carry out public beheadings, says Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. How did the country become a target and how do counter-terrorism officials respond?

video 06 August 2014 World, Australia

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Mind the gap: commuter freed by fellow passengers - video

A commuter in Perth, western Australia, has a lucky escape after falling into the gap between the train and the platform. The passenger was rescued by his fellow travellers tilting the train.

article 02 August 2014 World, Australia
Australian pair abandon Down's syndrome baby

An Australian couple who paid a surrogate mother from Thailand to have twin babies for them rejected one of the pair when he was born with Down's syndrome. Now a campaign to help has raised 70,000.

post 23 July 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog HIV successes under threat from anti-gay crackdowns

There are fears that the fight against HIV is in danger as increasing numbers of countries introduce anti-gay laws. Health and Social Care Correspondent Victoria Macdonald reports from Melbourne.

post 19 July 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog HIV cure search - there's now a feeling it WILL happen rather than it MIGHT happen

There was a time when the word 'cure' was never used in relation to HIV. It was thought to be too elusive, too unachievable. But something changed in the past decade.

post 19 July 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog MH17: 'The extent of our loss is hard to comprehend'

The president of the International Aids Society delivered a heartfelt statement on the loss of six delegates in the destruction of Flight MH17, writes Victoria Macdonald.

article 08 July 2014 World, Australia
Australia backs down, but Sri Lanka refugees trapped

More than 150 Sri Lankan asylum seekers will remain stuck at sea on a boat while an Australian court decides their fate - but the government says it will not send them back without 72 hours' notice.

article 07 July 2014 World, Australia
Australian government blocked over Tamil asylum seekers

Australia's high court stops the mid-ocean transfer of 153 Tamil asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan navy, days after 41 others were handed straight to the Sri Lankan police on their return.

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