Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (L) in Sydney, Australia

China, Australia agree to promote economic ties

Australia and China to expand free trade between the two major Asia-Pacific economies Australia and China have inked a series of bilateral agreements and moved to expand free trade between the two... Read more »
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World Water Day: Why we shouldn’t waste wastewater?

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them... Read more »
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) poses with Janna Jihad (L) after giving an award titled "brave heart journalist" to Jihad in Istanbul, Turkey on March 12, 2017. (Anadolu Agency )

10-year-old journalist Janna Jihad honoured with Award in Turkey

“I am very proud that I have managed to deliver Palestine’s message to Turkey and the world,” young Janna said Janna Jihad, a 10-year-old Palestinian girl, who highlights her country’s problems via... Read more »
Storm Stella

Storm Stella brings blizzards and disruption to US northeast

Snow blanketed the streets, flights canceled, schools closed and traffic became jammed as Storm Stella hits US A powerful winter storm Stella has hit the north-eastern US, prompting flight cancellations, school closures and... Read more »

Children’s suffering in Syria at its worst, says UNICEF

“The depth of suffering is unprecedented. Millions of children in Syria come under attack on a daily basis, their lives turned upside down” DAMASCUS – Grave violations against children in Syria were... Read more »
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) walks with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull upon their arrival at Admiralty House in Sydney, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Mr Netanyahu is the first Israeli prime minister to visit Australia. (AAP Image/Reuters Pool, Jason Reed) NO ARCHIVING

Netanyahu’s historic visit to promote closer ties between Israel and Australia

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his Israeli counterpart hailed bilateral cooperation and shared goals after a meeting that culminated in the signing of several agreements and MOUs. Turnbull noted that Australia is... Read more »
US President Donald Trump slammed Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull over refugee deal

Trump had tense phone call with Australian PM Turnbull over refugee deal

US President Donald Trump slammed Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull over refugee deal US President Donald Trump has sparked a fresh diplomatic row with ally Australia by branding a refugee deal with the... Read more »
Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull

US will take up to 1,250 refugees under Australian deal, says White House

United States will apply ‘extreme vetting’ to up to 1,250 asylum seekers it has agreed to resettle as part of a deal with Australia The US government has said it will resettle... Read more »
A protestor marches in front of riot policeat the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Trump becomes 45th President of the United States, promises to protect ‘America first’

Donald Trump is sworn in as president, vows to end ‘American carnage’ Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, using his opening address to issue... Read more »
A waiter walks past a mural of Flight MH370 in Shah Alam outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in February 2016. The flight disappeared nearly three years ago with 239 people on board, and the search for the plane has now been suspended. Photo: Joshua Paul/AP

Missing Malaysian Flight MH370 search officially suspended without a trace

Australia, Malaysia, China halt MH370 underwater search After nearly three years, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended in futility and frustration, as crews completed their deep-sea search in the Indian... Read more »

Nearly 100 migrants feared dead as boat sinks off Libyan coast

Italy’s coast guard says only four people survived the sinking of a migrant ship off Libya’s coast Saturday. An estimated 100 people were aboard and only eight bodies have been recovered. Nearly... Read more »
Shinzo Abe and Malcolm Turnbull talk to the media at Kirribilli House in Sydney. Photo: David Moir/EPA

Australia and Japan to strengthen defence ties

Australia and Japan will strengthen military ties as leaders of both the countries recommit to ensuring regional stability and strong trade links. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo... Read more »

Israel to cut $6 million dollars in UN funding over anti-settlement vote

Israel has announced that it is cutting approximately $6 million in its annual dues to the United Nations this year to protest last month’s Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements as “a... Read more »
Indonesian Special Forces group Kopassus in a joint exercise with the Special Australia Service in 2010.

Indonesia halts military cooperation with Australia

Indonesia suspends military cooperation with Australia after training material insult Indonesia has suspended military co-operation with Australia following an incident at an Australian army training facility last year that caused Indonesian offence. Indonesian military... Read more »
Rescuers unload fragments and remains from a boat, found at the site of the Tu-154 plane crash near Sochi, Russia, Dec. 25 2016. Photo: ZUMA PRESS

Russian military plane with 92 aboard crashes into Black Sea

Syrian-bound Russian defense ministry plane carrying 92 people including its renowned military band crashes into the Black Sea moments after taking off from Sochi A Russian military plane with 92 people on... Read more »
Magnitude 7.9 earthquake strikes off the coast of Papua New Guinea

Magnitude 7.9 earthquake strikes off the coast of Papua New Guinea

Tsunami alerts cancelled following 7.9 earthquake off Papua New Guinea Tsunami warnings issued after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Saturday night have been canceled, the Pacific Tsunami... Read more »
New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key waves to photographers during the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Summit in Lima, Peru, November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo/File photo

New Zealand PM John Key announces surprise resignation

Prime Minister John Key resigns after eight years in power, calling it the hardest decision he has ever made. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key unexpectedly announced his resignation on Monday, saying... Read more »
Facts about Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro

Facts about Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro

Facts about Fidel Castro – Cuba’s bearded, cigar-smoking romantic revolutionary Fidel Castro, the Cuban leader, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power... Read more »
Fidel Castro, Cuba’s revolutionary leader, dies aged 90

Fidel Castro, legendary Cuban revolutionary leader, dies at 90

Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary who defied United States for more than 50 years, dies at 90 Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90, Cuban state television has announced, ending an... Read more »
Tokyo receives 'first snow' in November for first time in 54 years

Tokyo wakes up to first November snow in over 50 years

Trains delayed, traffic disrupted, residents put on heavy coats and boots after surprised November snowfall TOKYO (Japan) – Tokyo residents woke up Thursday to the first November snowfall in more than 50... Read more »
Local residents Chris and Viv Young look at damage caused by an earthquake along State Highway One near the town of Ward, south of Blenheim on New Zealand's South Island, November 14, 2016. Phoot: Anthony Phelps/Reuters

Second strong tremor hits New Zealand after powerful 7.8 earthquake

Magnitude 6.2 aftershock shakes New Zealand after powerful 7.8 earthquake kills at least 2 An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude has hit New Zealand’s South Island, hours after an initial quake killed... Read more »
Donald Trump Becomes 45th President of the United States

Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States

Donald Trump’s victory brings to an end 8 years of Democratic Party rule of the White House In a stunning upset that proved the polls, the political analysts, journalists and the data... Read more »
Thousands call on Park to resign

Thousands of South Koreans call for president to resign

Protests grow in South Korea amid president’s corruption scandal SEOUL, (South Korea) — Some 40,000 people staged a candlelight rally in the center of South Korean capital Seoul on Saturday – one... Read more »
People sift through the ruins and salvage what they can after the passage of Hurricane Matthew that struck on 4 October. Photo: UNICEF

Hurricane Matthew one month on: More than 600,000 children in Haiti still in need of aid

One month after Hurricane Matthew, needs in Haiti remain ‘vast,’ UN reports PORT-AU-PRINCE, (Haiti) – One month after Hurricane Matthew pummeled Haiti, nearly 600,000 children remain in need of humanitarian assistance, stalked... Read more »