Asia Pacific

Caribbean athletes want to do their traumatized country proud

Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit most of the Caribbean countries which have athletes competing at the Commonwealth Games.


What are the Commonwealth Games?

A look at the competing nations, sports and 'colonial legacy' of one of the world's biggest multisport events.


Nauru abolishes appeal deal with Australia's High Court

Nauru abolishes decades-old legal agreement with Australia, removing the Pacific island's highest court of appeal.

Pacific Island of Nauru scraps link to Australian appeal court

Asia Pacific

Sydney's outdoor opera attracts new audiences

This year, La Boheme will be performed outside on the harbour with the world-famous Sydney Opera House as its backdrop.


Why are people concerned about Sydney's water?

Coal mining under the reservoirs of Australia's most populous city may be starting to affect the water.

Asia Pacific

Australia: Concerns of coal mine expansion polluting rivers

There are growing concerns in Australia that the expansion of a coal mine could pollute the rivers which supply water to Sydney.


Banned Australian cricket trio apologise for cheating scandal

A trio of disgraced Australian cricketers has returned from South Africa.

Asia Pacific

Australia cricket trio sent home over ball-tampering scandal

Three players from Australia's cricket team have been sent home from South Africa over a ball-tampering incident in the third Test in Cape Town.


Australian cricket captain banned in cheating scandal

Batsman Bancroft, who carried out the ball-tampering, handed nine-month ban by Cricket Australia.

Inside Story

Diplomatic expulsions - a sign of another Cold War?

At least 20 Western countries team up to expel more than 130 Russian diplomats.


Cricket cheating scandal rocks Australia

It is a national scandal that has all of Australia talking. Its cricket captain and several other players admitted to cheating - and the fallout has been huge.


Australian cricket captain banned in ball-tampering row

Smith also stripped of captaincy for the remainder of the Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

Australia captain Smith banned amid ball-tampering investigation


'Free refugees': Australians march against gov't policy

Rallies across Australia call for end to government's policy on detention centres and to allow refugees in the country.


Tropical Cyclone Nora hits northern Australia

Final warning issued, but flooding still likely across the Cape York Peninsula.

Tropical Cyclone Nora hits northern Australia

Asia Pacific

Shark alert: Whales stranded in western Australia

Rescuers are attempting to save the whales that are still alive, but the government is rushing to deal with the carcasses of the dead whales before they attract sharks to shore and bathing human populations.