Aboriginal shareholder-owners in a remote community say they're being driven off their land by rent hikes.
The Supreme Court in Canada has struck down key sections of a law that effectively criminalised prostitution by banning brothels and soliciting on the street.
The court voted nine to zero to overturn the restrictions, saying they heighten risks, and prevent people engaged in a risky activity from protecting themselves from harm.
The Canadian government had argued that prostitutes choose to accept those risks, however the court found that vulnerable people do not always choose to become prostitutes of their own accord.
The man at the centre of a stand-off outside New South Wales State Parliament will face a Sydney court on a range of charges today.
A block of Sydney's Macquarie Street was shut down for two hours yesterday when the 58-year-old man allegedly began making threats from his car parked outside parliament's gates.
Police negotiators joined the riot squad and bomb disposal officers at the scene after the Wollongong man allegedly threatened to set a jerrycan of flammable liquid alight.
It is understood police struck when the man moved for a cigarette lighter, with officers firing a gas round and smashing the car windows to drag the man into the street.
A change to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) means more Australians who have HIV now qualify for subsidised treatment.
Bangladesh will deploy thousands of troops to contain deadly political violence ahead of controversial general elections set for January 5.
The world's first robot astronaut has begun chatting with the Japanese commander of the International Space Station.
More than two dozen people were injured, several of them seriously, when a double-decker bus crashed into a tree in South London.
Two assistants to celebrity chef Nigella Lawson were cleared on Friday of defrauding her and her millionaire ex-husband after a trial that gripped Britain with tales of drug use and marital strife.
Luke Wright's powerful batting and Jackson Bird's successful return from injury got the Stars over the Renegades.
North Korea has warned it could strike the South without warning, after activists burned effigies of the ruling Kim dynasty earlier this week.
A-League leaders Brisbane Roar have gifted the Newcastle Jets a 2-0 win including an own-goal at Lang Park.
Australian cyclist Michael Rogers has released a statement proclaiming his innocence in relation to his doping ban.
South Australian firefighters have contained a serious bushfire which threatened lives and homes near Tintinara in the state's upper south-east.
Wild winds left more than 8,000 homes, mostly around the Adelaide metropolitan area, without power overnight and the SES received more than 200 callouts for assistance.
A cool change - which came after daytime temperatures of 43-degrees Celsius - stirred up wild winds.
The fire, which started around 4pm, burnt more than 1,000 hectares between Culburra and Tintinara on the Dukes Highway, the Country Fire Service (CFS) said.
Four water bombers helped CFS firefighters and farm firefighting units battle the blaze.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the Russian oil tycoon jailed for a decade after criticising president Vladimir Putin, has been freed by a presidential pardon and immediately flew to Berlin.
Once Russia's richest man, the 50-year-old looked was greeted by German well-wishers on the tarmac after landing on a private jet.
Mr Putin, who surprised Russians by announcing Mr Khodorkovsky's pardon on Thursday, said he was acting out of "principles of humanity".
Observers say the move could deflect international complaints about Mr Putin's human rights record as Russia prepares to host the Winter Olympics at Sochi in seven weeks time.
Senior politicians in India have brushed aside US attempts to defuse a row over the arrest and strip-search of one of its senior diplomats, with more calls for an official apology.
Clive Palmer's Waratah Coal has been given environmental approval by the Federal Government for a major thermal coal mine in Queensland's central-west.
Waratah Coal plans to develop the $6 billion China First mine project near Alpha in the Galilee Basin.
The plans include the construction of a 500-kilometre rail line to the Abbot Point coal terminal in Bowen in north Queensland.
An Australian businesswoman jailed in China for embezzlement has had her sentence cut in a rare court victory.