Rescued boys skinnier after extraordinary cave rescue, health officials say, a day after divers brought out a young football team from a northern Tham Luang cave ending a 17-day ordeal that gripped Thailand and the world.
The apology is for more than 8,000 cases of sexual misconduct largely committed at religious and state-run institutions responsible for the safety of children.
An Australian court orders an 11th dual-national lawmaker to leave parliament as it implements a law that bans dual nationals from federal parliament, prompting four other MPs to resign.
Conservationists say a new funding to restore and protect the Great Barrier Reef is "an important step" while the biggest threat to the reef is global warming.
No injuries or deaths have been reported and conditions are easing, but more than 100 homes have been damaged or destroyed in the ongoing fires that have also forced 700 residents to flee their homes.
Barnaby Joyce who has campaigned on "family values" and who has been married for 24 years, is facing calls from within his own party to step down following an extramarital affair.
Australia's governing coalition is in crisis after the deputy PM refused to quit in the wake of a sex scandal, deciding instead to go on the offensive against the prime minister for his handling of the affair.
Sold at a discount price, two filing cabinets containing state secrets have become a major embarrassment for the Australian government.
Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe are hoping to agree on a security agreement on joint defence operations and exercises.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s party claims victory in Sydney by-election, sparked by citizenship crisis.
An Australian report into child sex abuse called for a law forcing religious leaders to disclose it. The Catholic Church immediately criticised the recommendation, saying it undermines a key tenet of its theology, the sacredness of the confessional.
Australia’s Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce will return to parliament after he lost his seat over a dual citizenship crisis last month. His win will bring relief to the government which lost its slim parliamentary majority over the crisis.
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