The mighty Mekong, the lifeblood of many Asian nations, and holiday destination for an increasing number of Australians, is being heavily dammed. Can the river, and the people who depend on it, survive?
Officially, he might not be a fugitive. But Edward Snowden, the man Washington most wants to run to ground - just as soon as it gets its legal paperwork in order - has emerged from hiding in Hong Kong, insisting he wants a legal showdown in the island's courts.
Israel would rather destroy the S-300 system than see it in Syrian hands, writes Sheera Frenkel from Jerusalem.
Britain's Supreme Court has restored a £17.5 million ($29 million) settlement between Michael Prest, the founder of Nigerian oil firm Petrodel, and his ex-wife Yasmin. Its decision is seen as ending legal arrangements that amounted to a ''cheats' charter''.
Edward Snowden, the self-confessed leaker of secret surveillance documents, claims the US has mounted massive hacking operations against hundreds of Chinese targets since 2009.
Zimbabwe was plunged into fresh political crisis on Thursday as Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai vowed to fight a unilateral decision by President Robert Mugabe to hold elections on July 31.
Going straight after a lifetime spent as a member of Japan's feared yakuza organised crime mobs poses a number of challenges. Chief among them is what to do about the fingers you chopped off.
Officially he might not be a fugitive. But, Edward Snowden, the man Washington most wants to run to ground – just as soon as it gets its legal paperwork in order, has emerged from hiding in Hong Kong, insisting he wants a legal showdown with the US in the island's courts.
On the eve of their presidential election, moderates and reformists in Iran are coalescing behind Hassan Rouhani, a cleric and former nuclear negotiator, as their best hope of staving off a divided field of conservatives.
Gathering intelligence and conducting surveillance can be in the interest of all Australians. But when is enough, enough?
THE Lakes Mail didn't have to ask centenarian Melva Henry for the secret to her longevity.