China will reveal to the world its growing military capability and ambitions as it mounts a massive parade through Beijing this week, though many Western leaders and - understandably - Japan's Prime Minister won't be attending.
John Garnaut, Asia-Pacific editor China has won the first round of its contest for control in the South China Sea by completing construction of an archipelago of artificial islands which will enable it to further project its military power.
Lindsay Murdoch Australia's $55 million operation to resettle hundreds of refugees from the tiny Pacific island of Nauru to Cambodia appears to have collapsed in a diplomatic embarrassment for the Abbott Government.
Lindsay Murdoch Police have arrested and charged a 28-year-old Turkish man in relation to the Bangkok shrine bombing.
Lindsay Murdoch The Grey Wolves' death squads have stalked Turkey since the 1960s, murdering left-wing and liberal activists, university students and journalists, and engaging in street battles and attacks.
Esther Han Peter Greste "shocked, outraged, angry" at the three-year jail sentence handed down by an Egyptian court on him and his two Al Jazeera colleagues.
Esther Han Amal Clooney has slammed the three-year prison sentences handed down by an Egyptian court to three Al Jazeera journalists, including Australia's Peter Greste.
Ruth Pollard A voice crackles over the radio: "There are at least 30 deceased below deck."
Nick Miller About to become the longest-reigning monarch of Britain, Queen Elizabeth II has gradually brought the institution into the 21st century.
Tim Elliott Australian journalist Peter Greste and his two Al Jazeera colleagues Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, have been sentenced to three years in prison by an Cairo court.