Human Rights

Australia to pay $53m to Manus Island asylum seekers

Government says settlement with 1,905 Manus detainees, who sued over 'hostile conditions', is 'not admission of guilt'.

Earthrise

Burning to save Australia's Western Desert

earthrise travels into ancestral Martu territory to learn about the wildfire prevention practice of land burning.

Earthrise

Land: Gaining Ground

earthrise looks at methods of land restoration and conservation as human causes and climate change wreak havoc.

Australia

Saudi football team apologises after London attack snub

Players ignored pregame minute of silence for victims of last week's deadly attack at London Bridge.

Saudis apologise after London attack snub in Australia

Europe

Australian economy ties record for longest expansion

Household consumption still weak as savings rate drops.

Australian economy ties record for longest expansion

Asia Pacific

Australia police: Melbourne attack 'act of terrorism'

Gunman reportedly claims to be ISIL after killing one and wounding three police officers in attack.

Australia police: Melbourne attack 'act of terrorism'

Latin America

World leaders condemn US withdrawal from Paris climate deal

World leaders have condemned US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull America out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Al Jazeera’s Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney.

Asia Pacific

Australia's large-scale crop waste prompts calls for reform

As many as a quarter of farms in Australia are leaving perfectly good crops to rot in the ground, according to researchers.

Asia Pacific

Passenger subdued on Malaysian plane after bomb threat

Passengers feared for lives after man with electronic device threatened to 'blow up' aircraft before being tackled.

Passenger subdued on Malaysian plane after bomb threat

Asia Pacific

Australia takes steps to prevent paedophiles abroad

Convicted paedophiles to be banned from travelling overseas in move to protect vulnerable children in Southeast Asia.

Australia takes steps to prevent paedophiles abroad

Asia Pacific

Festival of light shines on Sydney's iconic landmarks

A spectacular light show has taken over Sydney's iconic landmarks.

Asia Pacific

Bali deports Australian after 12-year drug saga

Media frenzy follows departure of Schapelle Corby, whose imprisonment for drug smuggling riveted her homeland.

Bali deports Australian after 12-year drug saga

Asia Pacific

Australia cafe siege inquest finds police waited too long

A coroner's inquest into an attack on a cafe in the Australian city of Sydney has found police waited too long to resolve the situation. Two hostages and the gunman were killed during the Lindt cafe siege more than two years ago.

Weather

Record rain for parts of eastern Australia

Heavy downpours cause some flooding in Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania.

Record rain for parts of eastern Australia

Asia Pacific

Australia activist wins award for blocking mining company

Wendy Bowman, who has a farm in Australia's Hunter Valley, resisted financial incentives and legal pressures to prevent her land from being used by a giant coal mining company.