English

Wednesday, Sep 20

23

The mystery of the illness at US embassy in Havana may spoil flowering diplomacy

It's the stuff of a diplomatic thriller, but its real – Washington is threatening to shutter the US embassy in Havana because diplomats are keeling over.

Queensland woman killed in Bali scooter crash

A 27-year-old woman has been killed in Bali after falling off the back of a scooter.

20

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte orders police to kill eldest son, Paolo, if drug smuggling 'rumours' are true

Brisbane Times

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte says he has ordered police to kill his eldest son if they can prove he is involved in smuggling or drug trafficking.

13

The young nationalist helping to shape Trump's words and deeds

You might not have heard of Stephen Miller, but you have likely heard his words.

12

Australia-Indonesia free trade talks going round in circles

The latest press conference on free trade deal negotiations between Australia and Indonesia felt a lot like Groundhog Day.

11

Chinese students question Australian education sending chills through industry

Brisbane Times

Beijing: The plight of a Chinese student whose parents sold their home to pay for an Australian university education but only found a job handing out product samples has sparked debate in China questioning the value of overseas education.

09

London's Tate Modern takes possession of iconic Australian art

Gordon Bennett's Possession Island is one of ten artworks jointly acquired by Tate and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

Queensland woman killed in Bali scooter crash

Brisbane Times

A 27-year-old woman has been killed in Bali after falling off the back of a scooter.

05

Myanmar bars UN from investigating Rohingya atrocities in Rakhine

Brisbane Times

Myanmar has reiterated its ban despite Aung San Suu Kyi earlier declaring her country's readiness to be scrutinised.

03

Donald Trump wheels jumble of contradictions onto world stage at UN

Brisbane Times

March into the United Nations, name-calling and threatening destruction, and the chances are there'll be push-back.

02

Malcolm Turnbull says North Korea will be 'wiped out' if regime attacks US

Brisbane Times

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has backed US President Donald Trump's fiery language on North Korea, saying "the whole country will be wiped out" and "many, many thousands of innocent people will die" if the regime attacks the United…

Tuesday, Sep 19

13

Jakarta court orders Australia to go to mediation over jailed Indonesian juveniles

Brisbane Times

A Jakarta court has ordered the Australian government to enter mediation over a $103 million class action on behalf of 115 Indonesians who were jailed in adult prisons and detention centres while still juveniles.

11

Drowned Melbourne woman was swimming between danger flags at Phuket beach

Police say Barbara Fistrovic was swimming between red flags which, in Thailand, indicate dangerous conditions.

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi defends the indefensible

Brisbane Times

She defended the country's security forces which according to irrefutable evidence have committed atrocities against the Rohingya ethnic minority.

07

Myanmar leader Aung Sun Suu Kyi fails to criticise army for violence against Rohingya

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned all human rights violations on Tuesday and said anyone responsible for abuses in troubled Rakhine State would face the law.

06

'We've lost an angel': Melbourne woman drowns in strong surf at Phuket beach

A Melbourne woman on holiday in Thailand with her husband has reportedly died after getting caught in strong surf on a Phuket beach.

04

On United Nations' drift, Antonio Guterres beats Donald Trump to the punch

Brisbane Times

When it came Guterres' turn to speak, ahead of Tuesday's formal opening of the UN's annual General Assembly, he stole the US president's thunder.

Monday, Sep 18

22

Extinction: a threat facing many creatures great and small, new research shows

Environmentalists and policymakers trying to avert the world's growing extinction crisis need to lower their sights from not trying to save the largest, often "charismatic" threatened species such as elephants and tigers, but also many of…

11

Fake news about communism in Indonesia blamed for triggering riot in Jakarta

Brisbane Times

Fake news about Indonesia's omnipresent bogeyman - communism - has been blamed for riots in Central Jakarta.

05

Myanmar's military chief feted as Aung San Suu Kyi wears blame for Rohingya crisis

Brisbane Times

While Aung San Suu Kyi has been widely condemned for failing to stop the slaughter of Rohingya Muslims, Myanmar's military commander has been feted during official trips to Europe.

Sunday, Sep 17

14

Marawi priest, Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub, rescued after fierce battle

Brisbane Times

A Catholic priest held hostage for almost four months in the besieged southern city of Marawi has been rescued hours after a deadly battle between Philippine soldiers and Islamic State-allied militants.

12

Two arrested in connection to London train bomb

London awoke on Saturday to warnings that the attacker who planted a nail bomb on a rush-hour underground train was still at large, and may strike again.

06

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh to accuse Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing'

Brisbane Times

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi has cancelled a visit to the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week where Bangladesh says it will accuse her country's security forces of ethnic cleansing and call for international…

Saturday, Sep 16

17

'This wasn't a political campaign': Ireland's same-sex marriage vote, and ours

Just two years ago, senator Jerry Buttimer was his party's only openly gay MP. He hopes that Australians "will have the generosity that we had".

13

Police arrest teenager in connection to London train bomb

Brisbane Times

London awoke on Saturday to warnings that the attacker who planted a nail bomb on a rush-hour underground train was still at large, and may strike again.

10

Australian tourism may suffer from Chinese investment restrictions

Brisbane Times

A Chinese government ban on "irrational" overseas investment could hit Australia's tourism and hotel sector, Treasurer Scott Morrison said.

The country where the pursuit of happiness is a national, economic goal

Brisbane Times

Given levels of dissatisfaction with the performance of politicians in western democracies, what can we learn from a country that assesses its government policies based on the happiness of its people?

Australian expats shaken by latest London terror attack

Australian expats in London have been left horrifed by the most recent terrorist attack to strike the city

04

Lessons from the happiest place on earth

Brisbane Times

Given levels of dissatisfaction with the performance of politicians in western democracies, what can we learn from a country that assesses its government policies based on the happiness of its people?

Friday, Sep 15

22

'Why Parsons Green?' Family suburb ponders London's latest terror target

Brisbane Times

It's a sad truth that Londoners have become used to terror attacks, and they expect them on the Tube.