article 31 December 2015 Politics, Australia
David Cameron and Lynton Crosby (Getty)
David Cameron criticised over knighthood for election guru

The Prime Minister is accused of cronyism for awarding his election strategist Lynton Crosby a knighthood and including a number of Conservative party workers in the New Year Honours List.

article 02 October 2015 UK, Australia
Anzac day terror plot: British teenager given life sentence

A British teenage boy has been given a life sentence with a minimum term of five years for plotting a "chilling" Anzac Day parade terror attack in Australia.

post 01 October 2015
Read more on Simon Israel's blog Teenage terrorist planner awaits sentencing for Anzac day plot

A British teenager who pleaded guilty to inciting terrorism overseas sent over 3,000 emails as he planned a deadly terrorist outrage on the other side of the world.

article 06 August 2015 World, Malaysia
Bereaved relative holds up a drawing of the missing plane (Reuters)
MH370: plane window also found on Reunion Island

Confirming that a wing part found on a Reunion Island beach earlier in the week is from missing flight MH370, the Malaysian transport minister says that a plane window has also been discovered.

article 23 May 2015 UK, Canada
The ruthless reality of the Election 2015 digital campaign

As the Conservatives and SNP prepare for battle in a radically altered political landscape, we reveal the relentless precision of the social media campaigns that became vital to their success.

post 28 April 2015
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog Indonesia deaf to pleas to spare death row drugs convicts

The pending executions of nine Indonesian and foreign nationals on drug offences have strained the country's relations with the international community and, in particular, Australia.

article 24 April 2015 New Zealand
Gallipoli: remembering one of WWI's bloodiest campaigns

Prince Charles and Prince Harry, together with leaders from Turkey, Australia and New Zealand, commemorate the bloody, nine-month 1915 Gallipoli campaign, which began 100 years ago.

article 21 April 2015 World, Australia
Australia storm damage
Liam Dutton by Australia storms kill three

Stormy weather in New South Wales has killed three people and left a trail of damage and destruction - including in Sydney and the surrounding area.

article 18 April 2015 World, Australia
Australian teenagers held over alleged terror plot

Five Australian teenagers are arrested on suspicion of plotting an attack at a veterans' day ceremony in Melbourne, officials say.

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