Ashley Judd: supporters of a basketball team posted tweets calling Judd a ‘whore’ and threatening her with sexual violence. Photograph: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Should we worry about Ashley Judd setting the cops on a bunch of Twitter-happy knuckleheads? There are certainly greater threats to the global communi(...)

Downtown Sydney: while the IMF is concerned the housing market in Australia is overheating, experts point to the ‘natural rise in capital city property’. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images

Australia’s unemployment level is at a 12-year high (though at 6.4 per cent it’s still far lower than in most developed countries), its interest rate (...)

A screengrab taken from Australian prime minister Tony Abbott’s St Patricks Day video message which has been deemed ‘patronising’. Photograph: YouTube

If Australian prime minister Tony Abbott is aware of the Taoiseach’s displeased response to the former’s St Patrick’s Day message, he has not let i(...)

Kenny rejects ‘stage Irish’ image in Australian leader’s video 1:19

The clumsy association of St Patrick’s Day celebrations and alcohol by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has received a surprisingly sharp rebuke (...)

Taoiseach  Enda Kenny has during his St Patrick’s Day trip to the US said  he disagreed with Australian prime minister Tony Abbott, who has been  widely criticised  for his video message to Irish ex-pats in Australia in which he mentions drinking Guinness. Photograph:  Erik S Lesser/EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he rejects the “stage Irish” image of Irish people on St Patrick’s Day and said he disagreed with Australian prime minis(...)

A screengrab taken from Australian prime minister Tony Abbott’s St Patricks Day video message which has been deemed ‘patronising’. Photograph: YouTube. 1:19

Preparations for St Patrick’s Day events in Australia turned controversial today with the prime minister Tony Abbott’s video message to Irish ex-pats (...)

Australia’s prime minister Tony Abbott speaking to Aboriginal performers. Mr Abbott has been criticised for saying Aborigines living in remote settlements are making a “lifestyle choice”. File photograph: Mark Graham/AFP/Getty Images

Australia’s prime minister Tony Abbott has defended his comment that Aborigines in remote settlements facing the withdrawal of government services are(...)

Mother of MH370 plane crash victim Chong Ling Tan, Madam Wong wipes tear during a memorial event MH370 Day of Remembrance in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak said on Sunday Malaysia remains committed to the search for the missing MH370 jetliner a year after it vanished w(...)

Sabine Atlaoui, the wife of death-row prisoner Sergei Atlaoui of France, arrives with other relatives at Wijayapura port for a visit to Nusakambangan prison island in Cilacap. Sergei Atlaoui along with Rodrigo Gularte of Brazil, Australian Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are facing execution by firing squad in Nusakambangan. Photograph: Mast Irham/EPA 1:10

Indonesia rejected on Thursday an Australian proposal for a prisoner swap made in an 11th hour effort to save the lives of two Australian drug smuggle(...)

Andrew Chan (left) and Myuran Sukumaran inside a holding cell in Bali before they were transferred to the island of Nusakambangan to be executed. Photograph: Made Nagi/EPA

Two convicted Australian drug smugglers were transferred on Wednesday from a Bali prison to an island for execution along with other foreigners, under(...)