A murder trial in South Africa has been told by a black witness that he could not identify the accused because all white people looked the same to him.
A US Defence Department program has been providing military weapons to school police.
Two teachers at the prestigious Jakarta International School have had their detention without charge extended for another 30 days as bizarre details emerge of the child sex allegations being made against them.
US Central Command says airstrikes “taken as part of our expanded efforts beyond protecting our own people”, sending a clear message to Congress that Obama feels he doesn't need its authority to act.
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Bob Geldof has infuriated independence-minded Scots by urging them to vote to maintain Scotland's place within the United Kingdom ahead of a historic referendum.
Academics and non-governmental organisations have condemned a University of Sydney academic’s call for delegates at a human rights conference to go soft on Sri Lanka despite claims of the country’s war-time atrocities.
A Belgian murderer-rapist serving a life sentence is to be allowed to have doctors end his life after a ground-breaking ruling.
A group Australia first designated as a terrorist organisation in December 2005 - the PKK or the Kurdistan Workers Party - is working directly with the Kurdish Peshmerga✓ forces that Australia and other Western nations are arming in northern Iraq in the fight against Islamic State.
Mystery surrounds the death of an Australian mining executive who was found in his upscale apartment in Peru surrounded by drugs and with a plastic bag on his head, according to local police.