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.
Daniel Flitton East Timor's new PM has signalled he will negotiate "in an honest and friendly way" with Australia over shared ocean oil and gas fields.
Natalie O'Brien When David Hicks arrived at Guantanamo Bay 13 years ago, he had a gash to his head and the goggles he had been forced to wear were so full of sweat it was like pouring out a glass of water, former guard Brandon Neely says.
Su-Lin Tan Hopes for prosperity, wealth and good fortune are usual for the Chinese who celebrate a new lunar year, but does this year – the year of the goat or sheep – herald different tidings for different people as it kicks off?
Nick O'Malley The careful words the White House uses to describe the jihadist threat pale in comparison with Islamic State's horror videos and online propaganda.