While the Great Barrier Reef, the largest living structure on the planet, is in a dire state, it's not "dead" yet. However, a recent "obituary" for the Reef went viral, indicating the public appeal of global-warming-inspired doom porn.
A dozen Pacific Rim nations reportedly reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the secretive, US-orchestrated pact that seeks common standards among its members. Opponents say the deal is more about consolidation of power than "fair trade."
Five people have been arrested over sporadic violence in Sydney, where right-wing activists from the ‘Reclaim Australia’ movement held a protest with police trying to keep them separated from a counter-rally by pro-tolerance protesters.
Domestic violence can harm babies even before birth due to them being “exquisitely sensitive” to their parents’ suffering, Australian medical experts told Australia's first royal commission into domestic violence.
A female Australian artist was arrested and jailed in Abu Dhabi for “writing bad words on social media,” after reportedly posting a picture of a car parked across two disabled parking spots on Facebook.
A British schoolgirl who traveled to Syria to join ISIS, is reported to have married the Ginger Jihadi, an Islamic State militant from Australia who has vowed to fight the US and UK until black flags fly over Buckingham Palace and the White House.
Two former pilots for Indonesian airlines were found to have been radicalized by Islamic State after they expressed sympathy for the jihadist group online, while still performing passenger flights, a leaked Australian police report said.