A boy, who shot dead his neighbour, 8, when she refused to let him see her puppies, has been found guilty of first-degree murder and jailed.
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Paul McGeough Less apparent than the plummeting price of crude is a white-knuckle struggle for market power among the world's oil-producing nations.
A teenage tourist who illegally scaled an ancient pyramid to take death-defying selfies has been banned from the country for life.
Jewel Topsfield Justice Minister Michael Keenan would have to personally sign off on the AFP assisting an Indonesian police investigation into a woman who could face the death penalty.
Philip Wen A powerful earthquake has hit the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan, killing at least three and leaving dozens more feared trapped under a collapsed apartment building.
Jewel Topsfield and Amilia Rosa An Australian man has been arrested in Bali for alleged fraud and embezzlement over the purchase of a land and villa development.
Lindsay Murdoch A video has gone viral on the internet that shows young Burmese soldiers being brutally punched and kicked by officers.
Philip Wen Beijing: The journey home to spend the week-long Chinese New Year holiday with family is often a feat of logistics. But increasingly, those with the financial means are eschewing the annual travel rush altogether, choosing to spend the week-long holiday abroad.
Philip Wen In China, the Lunar New Year is a time of family reunion and celebration; vast distances are travelled so people can be home for the most important holiday on the calendar.