Even if Washington were to start shipping weapons, it is likely that Russian-armed separatists will always best Ukrainian national forces.
Eryk Bagshaw and Lindsay Murdoch The Department of Immigration signals it would block any Australian interview with detained Malaysian police commander Sirul Azhar Umar.
Peter Hannam The southward shift of cyclones under climate change will force planners to demand stronger building standards as far south as Coffs Harbour on the NSW coast, according to Steve Turton, a Cairns-based climatologist.
Ruth Pollard Trapped in a state of civil war, Libyans had little reason to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the revolution that ended Muammar Gaddafi’s long dictatorship.
Nick O'Malley Attending the White House's summit on countering violent extremism, the Attorney-General, George Brandis, has announced the Australian government will create a body to monitor social media and take down terrorist propaganda.
John Garnaut Senior government sources are dismayed at Tony Abbott's intervention on Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, believing they were making progress before he angered the Indonesians by linking it to Australian tsunami assistance.
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Tom Allard Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have asked their supporters to make "respectful" representations on their behalf as they expressed their gratitude for the surge of support for their cause in Australia.
Jewel Topsfield Irish priest Charlie Burrows has seen drug smugglers die on Nusakambangan and pleads for Bali 2, saying waiting is agony.