An Egyptian judge on Monday sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to long prison terms, one to 10 years and two to seven years, after finding them guilty on charges that included helping the Muslim Brotherhood by publishing false information.
Australian opposition and human rights groups have blasted the country’s government after it reportedly increased by several times the payoffs to asylum seekers who voluntary go home, while imposing tough restrictions on their stay.
The New York Police Department is teaming up with federal authorities to create a new anti-terrorism task force, but it isn’t Al-Qaeda they’re after. A new division announced on Thursday will instead aim to take down computer hackers.
The text of a 19-page, international trade agreement being drafted in secret was published by WikiLeaks on Thursday as the transparency group’s editor commemorated his two-year anniversary confined to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
The new wave of sanctions from ‘Down Under’ targets 50 people and 11 companies. Russia responded by calling the move “counterproductive” and blacklisted Vladimir Yakunin, head of Russian Railways, said it's a pity he won't see the kangaroos in the wild.
A vitamin-enhanced ‘super-banana’ developed by scientists is to be tested on humans. The trials are to take place in the US over a six-week period. Researchers aim to start growing the fruit in Uganda by 2020.
Australia’s richest 1 percent own as much as the bottom 60 percent, says an Oxfam study. The organisation concludes that in a world where the richest 66 people own the same wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion, extreme inequality poses a growing threat.
The Obama administration may be looking for an example in Australia as the White House considers potential new firearm laws for the United States in the wake of the latest in a series of devastating school shootings.
Scientists and a filmmaker have gone after an unknown sea monster which they believe has eaten a great white shark traced with a tag. Some say a bigger shark or whale could have been behind the killing, but the gathered data points to other possibilities.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday for talks to form a center-right alliance to thwart carbon pricing and other global attempts to mitigate the effects of climate change.