Comedian and activist Russell Brand has made an impassioned plea for clemency for the two Australians facing the death penalty in Indonesia, the latest high profile international figure to join the campaign to save their lives.
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Andrew Darby Japan’s plan to revive its outlawed Antarctic whaling has been dealt a blow with independent experts finding it failed to justify a new hunt.
Jewel Topsfield An Indonesian law reform organisation has called for a moratorium on executions after a study of 42 death sentences handed down between 2002 and 2013.
Ruth Pollard Palestinian children - some as young as 11 - are performing "gruelling and hazardous" work on farms run by Israeli settlements.
Philip Wen Charges raise prospect of diplomatic confrontation with Beijing similar to that with Jakarta over Bali nine duo.
Megan Levy Hillary Clinton's announcement that she will enter the 2016 race for the White House came in a two-minute video released in a digital blitz on social media, in which she told the US public she wanted to be their "champion".
Nick O’Malley Hillary Clinton needed no hoopla to announce her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the next presidential election.
Lindsay Murdoch An Australian teacher charged over the alleged sex abuse of four Filipino children has been found hanged inside a jail on the Philippine island of Cebu.
Deputy sheriffs in southern California are under investigation after a TV news helicopter caught them on video kicking and beating a suspect who was fleeing on horseback.