Stories about Australia
3 July 2014
Forward thinkers are harnessing the unprecedented power of technology to bring languages back from the brink of extinction, and in rare cases, to resurrect an extinct language.
People are calling for a Twitter "Day of Solidarity" with Palfreeman, imprisoned for murder. He says he was defending himself after trying to stop an attack on two Roma boys.
23 June 2014
Journalists have led the way on social media in expressing Australians' shock over the prison sentences for the Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt.
15 June 2014
23 May 2014
6 May 2014
A very public brawl in a Sydney street between Casino magnate James Packer and old friend Nine Network CEO David Gyngell has been captured in photos and video.
29 April 2014
18 April 2014
The International Court of Justice ruled against Japan's Southern Ocean whale hunt. Online conversation is often dominated by those fervently defending the custom of whaling.
17 April 2014
When Linda Jaivin isn't writing erotica, historical novels, plays or poetry, it's probably because she's translating a film by a renowned Chinese filmmaker, or lyrics by a young rocker.