Jakarta: It's hard to comprehend it happened in this century: human slaves trapped on fishing boats being whipped with poisonous stingray tails, having ice blocks thrown at them and being shot.
Lindsay Murdoch South-east Asian nations have expressed concern they will become caught-up in superpower rivalries after the new Trump administration ended the 12-nation Pacific trade deal.
Daniel Flitton East Timor has dumped its spying case against Australia in the international court, raising hopes of an eventual end to the bitter stand-off over $40 billion in oil and gas fields.
Paul McGeough After back-firing in the immediate aftermath of Friday's inauguration, it seems Team Trump must have had a bit of a think overnight Sunday, and figured they had lost it through the weekend.
Nick Miller As prosecutors use Harris' convictions in the first trial to bolster their case in the new trial, defence cast suspicion on past victims' motives.
Paul McGeough Donald Trump's ego might dwarf Uluru, but he's exceedingly thin-skinned.
Professor Carmignani If Australia does indeed catch a cold when the US sneezes, should we be preparing for a crippling dose of influenza when Trumpnomics takes hold?
Josh Dye A tsunami warning has been issued after a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on Sunday afternoon.
Josephine Tovey Inauguration met with a tidal wave of protest, with hundreds of thousands flooding Washington DC and huge crowds in other cities across the United States.
Jenny Noyes While Donald Trump's inauguration was distinctly lacking in the celebrity department, the opposite has proven true at the Women's march.
There are pockets of very low vaccination coverage on the Mid North Coast
Prospective students consider their futures amid university offers.
Citizenship ceremonies are an important part of Australia Day Celebrations.
Pam Muxlow's Tinonee Topics tells tales from her recent cruise to New Zealand.
Weekly news from Wingham Golf Club.
A long time visitor of Gloucester has applied to mine for gold in Copeland.
Weekly news from the women bowlers at Wingham Bowling Club.