When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour in December 1941, the Australian government deployed the 1100-strong Gull Force to help defend the Dutch East Indies island of Ambon.
Jason Koutsoukis, Delhi More and more states are moving to ban cow slaughter, and the battle is far from over.
As the world learned the unthinkable – that the downed Germanwings A320 appeared to have been deliberately crashed by its co-pilot – aviation authorities around the world scrambled to deal with the security quandary posed by this latest air tragedy.
John Bacon, Doug Stanglin The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps deliberately worked to destroy the plane while passengers shrieked in terror and the pilot pounded on the cockpit door, a French prosecutor says.
David McHugh Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot’s job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in a town in the forested hills of western Germany.
Rachel Olding A homicidal-suicide involving the murder of innocent strangers must involve an overwhelming desire for revenge, psychologists say.
David Wroe Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been too busy to return Tony Abbott's phone call about the fate of the Bali Nine pair on death row, Jakarta's envoy in Australia has said.
Rachel Olding and Miriam Steffens The co-pilot who crashed Germanwings Flight 49525 into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board, was rocked by a deep personal crisis following relationship problems with his girlfriend, according to a German media report.
Philip Wen For nearly two months, the Myanmar military has been locked in a nasty war right on China's doorstep, and it shows no sign of ending.
Peter Hannam To call this week’s wintry chill across southern Australia a “burst from Antarctica” would be doing a disservice to parts of the frigid continent.
A Crown witness has told a double murder trial that the accused told him he had killed a ...
THE Rebels motorcycle club in Tasmania has rejected police claims the organisation is involved with the drug ice.
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