US President Barack Obama has declared that the United States will come to the defence of Japan in an event of a territorial conflict with China in the East China Sea, drawing an angry response from Beijing.
Police were remaining tight-lipped on Thursday about debris found on a West Australian beach that was investigated for links to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
They have grown up in a region crowded with war cemeteries where the names of Australia's dead are written on stone for posterity. But when you live here, the monuments are so familiar that they can be almost invisible.
A second case of potential child abuse has emerged at the prestigious Jakarta International School, further fuelling an already heated public debate about sex abuse in Indonesia.
An Australian schoolgirl unexpectedly wells up with tears over a nameless Fromelles gravestone. Zoe Bell, 17, of St Leonard’s College in Melbourne, isn’t usually like this, her teacher tells me. This isn’t hysterics or histrionics. Just history.
Fairfax Media has received photos of the debris found near Augusta which investigators have since confirmed is not linked to the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.
Tony Popovic might have a reputation as one of the fiercer characters in Australian football but, on the brink of yet another date with destiny, that perception could not be further from the truth.
Seven years after their violent split, rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have signed a reconciliation agreement and say they will seek to form a unity government within weeks and hold elections within six months.
Barack Obama’s grand vision for America’s place in the so-called Asian century still remains a work-in-progress, or less charitably a policy in search of substance.
Australian journalist Peter Greste remains in an Egyptian prison after he and his two Al Jazeera colleagues were denied bail.