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Duterte's Philippines threatens news website with criminal charges

Duterte's Philippines threatens news website with criminal charges

Website Rappler denied the charges, calling them a "clear form of continuing intimidation and harassment" by a government trying to silence critical coverage.

  • by Alexandra Stevenson

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The rescue that lifted the world
Thailand

The rescue that lifted the world

The miraculous story of the Tham Luang cave belongs to no one, and to all of us. And that is why it stopped the world.

  • by James Massola
Search for Lion Air crash victims ends
Lion Air Tragedy

Search for Lion Air crash victims ends

Indonesian authorities say they have stopped the search for victims of a plane crash that killed all 189 people on board, but would keep looking for the Lion Air flight's second black box, the cockpit voice recorder.

Sri Lankan President dissolves Parliament, calls for an election
World Politics

Sri Lankan President dissolves Parliament, calls for an election

Opposition calls the President's move "totally unconstitutional," saying Sirisena was a "dictator" who had "relegated the constitution to toilet paper."

  • by Bharatha Mallawarachi
'We didn't expect all 13 out alive': Inside the Thai cave rescue
Good Weekend

'We didn't expect all 13 out alive': Inside the Thai cave rescue

An international group of divers led one of the most dangerous rescue missions ever, with 12 boys and their coach trapped underground – and time running out.

  • by James Massola
A leap in the dark?: Business gets ready to pounce
 in North Korea
North Korea

A leap in the dark?: Business gets ready to pounce
 in North Korea

The Korean Peninsula is in a flurry, and businesses in Australia are already looking for opportunities in the most unlikely of markets.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
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Australia's diplomacy with China comes in from the cold. Finally.
International affairs

Australia's diplomacy with China comes in from the cold. Finally.

Amid a blizzard of challenging issues, Australia and China agree to get along together, after a year or more of tension.

  • by Kirsty Needham & David Wroe
New doubts over when Indonesia-Australia free trade deal will be signed
Indonesia

New doubts over when Indonesia-Australia free trade deal will be signed

The signing of the Indonesia-Australia free trade deal may now be delayed, with Jakarta's Trade Minister admitting disquiet over Israeli embassy move.

  • by James Massola & Karuni Rompies
Philippine court orders arrest of ex-first lady Imelda Marcos for graft
Crime

Philippine court orders arrest of ex-first lady Imelda Marcos for graft

The court ordered Marcos to serve six to 11 years in jail for each of the seven counts of graft.

Australia a 'partner, not a rival', says China, as relations warm up
International affairs

Australia a 'partner, not a rival', says China, as relations warm up

Foreign Minister Marise Payne, the first Australian foreign affairs minister to visit China in almost three years, had a “full and candid discussion”.

  • by Kirsty Needham
Unfettered fireworks cast a pall over Delhi
Pollution

Unfettered fireworks cast a pall over Delhi

Pollution in the Indian capital rose to a “severe” level on Thursday after revellers flouted regulations to let off fireworks long into the night.

  • by Neha Dasgupta