South Sudan's fraught peace process lurched forward Monday with the return of the rebel army's top soldier to the war-torn country's capital.
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Colin Cosier South Sudan's rebel leader has returned to the capital after weeks of delays, marking a major step towards peace and the formation of a transitional government.
Lindsay Murdoch One of Australia's longest-held kidnap victims has dismissed claims the beheading of a Canadian hostage by Islamic militants in the southern Philippines was an act of terrorism.
Michaela Whitbourn Pirates, power plays and boatloads of carbon emissions: a new interactive map of global shipping routes offers a fascinating glimpse of Australia's reliance on shipping for imports and exports and the political ties forged through trade.
The board of a primary school in Austin, Texas, opened a can of worms when it decided to ask the public to suggest new names for the school.
Jewel Topsfield and Amilia Rosa A West Australian man accused of stomping on an employee of the Sky Garden - Bali's most notorious night club - should serve 18 months' jail time, according to a prosecutor.
Philip Wen A Melbourne grandmother wanted by Beijing for corruption has quietly returned to the Chinese mainland to cooperate with police despite protesting her innocence.
Rory Callinan Channel Nine will do another piece on Sally Faulkner and the Beirut child snatch operation but the content has yet to be determined, a spokeswoman has confirmed.
Lindsay Murdoch Chinese diplomatic pressure has forced a formal split in the Association of South-East Asian Nations over how the 10-member group responds to Beijing's claim to almost all the South China Sea.