Sanctions imposed on by the US in response to a deadly chemical attack on civilians will harm regular Syrian people, the country's Deputy Foreign Minister says.
Family First will be merged with Cory Bernardi's Australian Conservatives party, the ABC understands, in a move that will significantly consolidate the conservative movement within Australia.
About a dozen extra officers from across the NT have been sent to the remote Central Australian community of Ali Curung in a bid to keep an ongoing clan fight from exploding.
A US submarine docks in South Korea and navy ships prepare for exercises with Japan and South Korea, as Pyongyang performs a large-scale artillery drill to mark the anniversary of the founding of its military.
A Thai man who spent more than two years in jail for distributing an ABC documentary has been detained in Bangkok for protesting the mysterious disappearance of a plaque commemorating a 1932 revolution.
A researcher is scouring southern forests and northern pastures of Western Australia, to document the most varied collections of carnivorous plants in the world.