Journalism’s power to act for the benefit of society received ringing endorsements from two former NSW premiers who stood up to Eddie Obeid to their own personal cost.
At age 11 year, Nastia Dankovtseva is too familiar with the weapons of war.
It was a storm that had been brewing for years, and many feared it would one day end in violence.
A blanket of pale smoke hung over Shakhtersk and jagged pillars of a darker, more ominous smoke rose from the downtown area, as the Ukrainian army attempted to steal control of the MH17 crash site.
Sydney is forecast to bask in its warmest July weather in almost a quarter of a century on Thursday, with the city enjoying conditions more like late-spring rather than late-winter, meteorologists say.
Four donkeys lay dead at the gate of the Jabalia Elementary Girls School in Gaza, the first indication of the bloody human toll inside.
Clive Palmer says the federal government's budget has crashed and he has challenged Prime Minister Tony Abbott to hold a double dissolution or implement a mini-budget.
Russia's deputy ambassador to Australia Nikolay Nozdrev says Moscow wants a second United Nations Security Council resolution before armed forces are allowed on the ground to support efforts to retrieve the dead and investigate how Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was brought down.
People who are asked to join work-for-the-dole program may end up doing the same work, and working alongside, people completing court-ordered community service for breaking the law.