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Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is greeted by Thai immigration authorities at a hotel inside Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. Photograph: Reuters

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the Saudi Arabian woman who fled her family and is now under UN protection in Thailand, has been sustained through the “terri(...)

Two Irishmen have been charged with murdering a man (66) in Australia. The pair, from Donegal, had previously been charged with assaulting the man i(...)

People ride the Beach House water slides during hot weather at Glenelg beach in Adelaide, Australia. Photograph: Kelly Barnes/EPA

Australia’s post-Christmas heatwave continues to sweep across the country, with a near record-breaking 49 degrees forecast for Western Australia, and (...)

 An exterior view of the Opal Tower  at Sydney Olympic Park. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA

More than 3,000 people living in or near a 36-storey apartment building at Sydney’s Olympic Park have been ordered from their homes after residents re(...)

Ciara Moore, a 32-year-old nurse from Greystones, moved to Sydney in 2015.

In the past decade, almost 100,000 people have boarded a plane and moved to Australia. That’s an average of 27 people every day, for 10 years. When th(...)

‘Christmas in Australia is all I know now.’

Christmas, for the most part, is a frivolous almost incidental affair in Australia. Baby Jesus barely rates a mention. There are no crushes at midnigh(...)

I love Sydney at this time of the year. I love the long, warm days with cooler nights. I love how, after the heat of the day, the sea breeze keeps the(...)

The global rise in greenhouse gas emissions over the past year has been driven by increased use of coal to generate power and heat, the UN climate tal(...)

Cathrina Cahill (27) is escorted after her sentencing in the Supreme Court in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: EPA/DEAN LEWINS

An Irishwoman has been jailed in Australia for stabbing her fiance to death. Cathrina Cahill stabbed David Walsh (29) once in the neck (...)

It is hard to imagine hundreds lining up for handcuffs, especially full-time workers. A criminal record can make a lot of things trickier at work: getting a visa, finding a new job and keeping an old one. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

In the past 10 days, two friends of mine on opposite sides of the world have both done something I have never seen either do before. One in Sydney che(...)

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