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Malaysia Airlines

MH370 probe fails to find disappearance cause; foul play likely

Report says controls possibly manipulated to take Malaysian Airlines off course but remains unknown who is responsible.

MH370 probe fails to find disappearance cause; foul play likely

Asia Pacific

Manus detainee death 'preventable' says Australia court

'Clinical errors' and 'failures in communication' preceded the death of 24-year-old Hamid Khazaei, a coroner ruled.

Manus detainee Hamid Khazaei death 'preventable': Australia court

Australia

Could Australia soon recognise sovereigns other than the Queen?

It's the last ex-British colony to not ratify a treaty with its First Nations people, but that may be changing.

Could Australia soon recognise sovereigns other than the Queen?

Indonesia

Indonesia deports French drug smuggler after 18 years

Michael Blanc was arrested in 1999 at the airport in Bali with 3.8 kg of hashish hidden inside scuba diving canisters.

Indonesia deports French drug smuggler after 18 years

Refugees

Thousands rally against Australia's refugee detention policy

Protesters across Australia demand the closure of detention centres on Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island.

Thousands rally against Australia's refugee detention policy

Asia Pacific

Australia refugee policy: Five years of deterring migrants

For the fifth year, Australia continues its policy of mandatory detention and offshore processing for what they term ‘unauthorised’ boat arrivals.

Health

New blood test hailed as skin cancer breakthrough

Scientists from Edith Cowan University say the new test could help doctors detect the skin cancer before it spreads.

Australian scientists develop 'world's first' melanoma blood test

Environment

Seasonal storms around the world

Even without a changing climate, we have always been subject to seasonal extremes.

Seasonal storms around the world

101 East

Cambodia's Election Crackdown

A look at alleged corruption by Cambodia's elite as the ruling party cracks down on critics leading up to elections.

Weather

Records tumble as temperatures soar across the globe

Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North America endure hottest weather ever observed.

Records tumble as temperatures soar across the globe

Vatican

Australian archbishop sentenced over abuse cover-up

Australian archbishop becomes highest ranking Catholic official sentenced in church's ongoing sexual abuse scandal.

Archbishop Philip Wilson sentenced to one year for abuse cover-up

Basketball

Players throw punches, chairs in basketball match

Philippines guard's elbow blow sparks free-for-all on-court brawl with the crowd getting involved.

Australia, Philippines basketball match marred by on-court brawl

Opinion

How colonialism shapes immigration policy in the US and Australia

When it comes to immigration, Trump's America and Turnbull's Australia are two sides of the same coin.

Ann Deslandes

by Ann Deslandes

Ann Deslandes

Asia Pacific

Australia to use drones to help rescue stranded swimmers

Later this year, drones will be used to help rescue stranded swimmers and to spot sharks that might be getting a little too close for comfort.

Aboriginal Australians

Aboriginal Australians reclaim a lost language

With the help of a linguistics professor, Barngarla, which has not been spoken for 60 years, is being pieced together.

Starting from scratch: Aboriginal group reclaims lost language