This is what happened when a man from Perth decided to rescue a group of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria.
The ceasefire in Gaza is just four days old but already the clock is ticking toward the next outbreak of war.
Since 1948, the world's superpower and allies including Australia have never intervened to prevent the worst examples of what has been declared, again and again, the greatest of all crimes: genocide.
Before gathering and unleashing the military might of an international coalition against Islamic State fighters in Iraq, the White House is seeking to thread a formidably fine political needle in a region fraught with tribal enmity and mistrust.
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Schapelle Corby will not be locked up again but her supervision on parole will be tightened after her long-time boyfriend was found in possession of drugs.
Ukraine just got uglier. The problem is that for all its huffing and puffing, the West is not quite sure about how to respond.
Schapelle Corby is likely to stay free on parole despite the recent arrest of her Indonesian boyfriend on drugs charges.
Tony Abbott will be the first bilateral visitor to India since Narendra Modi was swept to power in March.
Perhaps it was sign of America’s war-weariness, or at least that of its pundit class, a group that has clearly tired of discussing the nation’s seemingly intractable crises in Ukraine, Iraq and Syria.
A STRIKE by maintenance workers at Collie Power Station could threaten electricity supplies.
THE GREEN Army's offensive to fight unemployment and protect the environment is on the march.
ON July 17 the South West commemorated Vietnam Veteran's day in Greenbushes.