A man armed with a pen-knife has been shot and killed by police in the tourist district of Hollywood
Europe's policy towards boat people is a stark contrast to Australia's, even if refugees' futures are uncertain.
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Almost 30 staff quit US magazine The New Republic because of a new digital strategy and the treatment of the head editor.
Zhou Yongkang, the former head of China’s domestic security apparatus has been formally arrested and expelled from the ruling Communist Party, state media announced.
A potentially catastrophic storm is likely to cut a four-day path across the island nation, affecting 32 million people.
A pickpocketing hypnotist rendered a shopkeeper motionless before raiding his pockets in a London bottle shop.
Saudi Arabia has no shortage of enemies after its decision not to limit oil production, as Tehran, Damascus, Moscow and Washington watch the price of oil plummet.
China, like Australia, is about to discover that reform is actually very hard.
Poorly paid Indian tea workers and their destitute families are a major source for human traffickers who lure away mainly women and children with promises of a new life but who end up enslaved in factories and households, human rights organisations say.