East Timor's new PM has signalled he will negotiate "in an honest and friendly way" with Australia over shared ocean oil and gas fields.
Natalie O'Brien When David Hicks arrived at Guantanamo Bay 13 years ago, he had a gash to his head and the goggles he had been forced to wear were so full of sweat it was like pouring out a glass of water, former guard Brandon Neely says.
Su-Lin Tan Hopes for prosperity, wealth and good fortune are usual for the Chinese who celebrate a new lunar year, but does this year – the year of the goat or sheep – herald different tidings for different people as it kicks off?
Nick O'Malley The careful words the White House uses to describe the jihadist threat pale in comparison with Islamic State's horror videos and online propaganda.
Julia Medew Hospitals in developed countries are accidentally killing hundreds of thousands of patients every year, a world-leading patient safety expert says.
Nick O'Malley Former Florida governor Jeb Bush has at once embraced his family’s legacy in the White House while distancing himself from some policies of his brother and father in a major foreign policy speech laying the groundwork for his own 2016 presidential campaign.
Tom Allard and Jewel Topsfield Indonesia's President Joko Widodo refused clemency for the Bali nine duo facing execution without all the documentation of their cases due to the chaotic handover to his office from his predecessor.
Tom Cowie Melbourne has stood for mercy.
Jewel Topsfield The Indonesian government has warned it does not respond to threats, after Prime Minister Tony Abbott reminded the country it had provided $1 billion in aid after the 2004 tsunami.
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