Julian Assange's father has defended the WikiLeaks Party's controversial visit to Syria, saying it was ''just a matter of good manners'' to meet with accused war criminal President Bashar al-Assad.
Australia has expressed confidence that Russian authorities can keep athletes and sports fans safe in the wake of two terrorist bombings that killed at least 30 people ahead of the Winter Olympics.
The Family Court has taken the unusual step of issuing a public alert for a 15-year-old boy allegedly taken by his father against court orders.
Fearing it would become entrapped by deadly sea ice, the crew of the Aurora Australis have abandoned their rescue mission of the Akademik Shokalskiy in Antarctica. A new strategy to free the stricken vessel and its passengers will be developed on Tuesday.
As a New Year's resolution it was a little extreme. At the start of 2013, Melbourne couple Janette Murray-Wakelin, 64, and Alan Murray, 68, set out to run around Australia for a year, completing a marathon a day.
Australian journalist Alan Morison has declared he is prepared to go to jail to defend media freedom in Thailand where defamation laws are being increasingly used to silence criticism.
The author of the proposal to charge a $6 fee for GP visits says hospitals may have to charge a similar fee to stop patients clogging up emergency departments.
Formula one fans are gathering outside the French hospital where motor racing legend Michael Schumacher is in a critical condition after suffering a brain haemorrhage in a skiing accident.
Myer is striving to limit the damage of its major website crash, apologising to frustrated online customers and offering specials and free postage when it is back online.
Most Australians are opposed to Google handing over Australian data to US spy agencies and want greater privacy protection after the revelations of American intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden. There is also strong support for greater government regulation to force the company to pay more tax in Australia.