Shi’ites targeted in multiple blasts in Pakistan, Iraq

Suspected Sunni militants bombed a bus carrying Shi'ite worshippers and two hours later attacked a hospital…

Tamils cautiously welcome asylum changes

Australian Tamil groups have welcomed the government's decision to lift a freeze on processing Sri Lankan…

People’s forum: Abbott v Gillard

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott told 200 undecided voters at a people's forum in Brisbane that he…

McDowell wins US Open

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell has become the first European to win the US Open since Tony…

Japan ready to fight over whaling

Japan says it will respond to Australia's threat to take Tokyo to the International Court over…

Microsoft ‘s Facebook deal a ‘smart move’

On the eve of the release of Windows 7, Microsoft announced a deal which would see…

Reading revolution looms

Electronic readers may spark a reading revolution, with a new device from Barnes & Noble Inc…

Government defends hostage policy

The Federal government has defended its handing of the Somali hostage case despite failing to secure…

Asylum changes ‘punishing the victims’

The federal government last week said changes in the political circumstances in both countries lead to…

Costings back to bite Abbott

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is likely to face pressure from his own coalition colleagues to agree…