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.
Former Australian cricket captain Steve Smith breaks down in tears over ball tampering scandal
The awesome power of a small piece of sand paper to rub a whole country up the wrong way. Yes, it’s the latest twist in the cricket cheating scandal where personal shame meets national outrage. Now head coach Darren Lehmann is to step down after the final Test match against South Africa. His decision came…
Melbourne attack ‘not terror related’
Australian police have detained a man after the police say he deliberately drove into pedestrians in the heart of Melbourne. Nineteen people were injured – four critically – but police say they believe the suspect had mental health issues, with no known links to terrorism.
Brexit: hopes for Australian trade deal
If the world’s major institutions are looking distinctly creaky, so too is the European Union, heading for an uncertain future after Brexit. Britain’s hopes of forging new, independent relationships with the rest of the world were given a boost by Australia, whose high commissioner to the UK promised a new trade deal would be reached quickly.
US accepts refugees from Australian detention centres
Over 1,600 refugees held on offshore islands off Australia are to be resettled in America. Among those kept in detention centres on Nauru and Manus islands in extremely difficult conditions are people from Iran, Syria, Iraq and Pakistan.
Should we have an immigration system like Australia?
Michael Gove promised again today to introduce an Australian-style points system to control immigration numbers if he becomes Prime Minister. But is Australia really the best place on which to model an immigration policy? Immigration has become a key issue in this weekend’s general election. And its treatment of asylum seekers arriving by boat has…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vanuatu: ‘We are going to have to rebuild everything’
The grim warning of Vanuatu President Baldwin Lonsdale in the aftermath of the devastating cyclone which hit the Pacific island last week. John Sparks reports.