Japan: Online campaign to free journalist held by IS groupIn this edition: Campaigning for the release of a Japanese journalist held by the Islamic State terror group; Calls to change the date of “Australia Day”; And an insider’s…
Australia battles worst wildfires in 30 yearsHundreds of firefighters were battling on Tuesday to contain Australia’s worst wildfires in 30 years, which have already swept across more than 12,000 hectares outside the…
Sydney fireworks start off 2015 New Year's celebrationsFireworks lit up the night sky above Sydney Harbour on Thursday as New Year's celebrations began across Asia and the Pacific. Millions around the world will celebrate when…
EGYPT - QATAR
Rallies mark Al Jazeera reporters year in Egyptian jailThe three Al-Jazeera journalists jailed for defamation marked one year in an Egyptian prison Monday, with their appeal set for January 1. The Qatari news group reporters hope a…
Catholic cardinals get coal for Christmas from Pope FrancisA pre-Christmas message that shocked many. Pope Francis set out 15 ills that he says are failing the church, accusing cardinals of being too focused on position, power and money.…
Two arrested in Sydney counterterror operationTwo men were arrested as part of an ongoing counterterrorism investigation into a group that officials have accused of plotting to kill a random member of the public in Sydney.
Memorial services held for Sydney siege victimsTwo victims of a deadly siege in Sydney were being remembered on Tuesday at private memorial services, one week after a gunman took them hostage inside a downtown cafe.
Australian woman arrested over deaths of 8 childrenAn Australian woman was arrested for murder in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday.
Eight children found dead at home in northern AustraliaEight children aged between 18 months and 15 years have been found dead at a home in the Australian city of Cairns, police said Friday, reportedly after a gruesome mass stabbing.
Sydney siege: Australians show solidarity with MuslimsIn this edition: Australian web users show solidarity with Muslims in the wake of the Sydney siege; Indian web users react to the arrest of a pro-IS Twitter propagandist; and…
IN THE WORLD PAPERS
'Terror grips Sydney'INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 16.12.14: Papers across the world react to the deadly Sydney café siege, what it means for the future of Australia and what may have motivated the…
#SydneySiegeWe take a look at how social media was used and misused over the course of a 16-hour siege in a café in central Sydney.