Court nixes Guantanamo conviction of Australian ex-detainee

Feb 19, 2015

Court nixes Guantanamo conviction of Australian ex-detainee

A former prisoner at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from Australia on Wednesday won a legal challenge to his terrorism conviction before a military court. The U.S. Court of Military Commission Review struck down the March 2007 conviction of David Hicks ...

Australian finishes 126-km swim in Bahamas

Oct 23, 2014

Australian finishes 126-km swim in Bahamas

Dehydrated and exhausted, Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel successfully completed a 78-mile (126-km) swim Wednesday between two islands in the Bahamas. McCardel’s support team says the 42½ hour effort is the longest open-water solo, continuous marathon swim in history, though such claims come with complications. ...

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Jul 28, 2014

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. Reports of the intensifying unrest prompted a postponement of a trip to the ...

Jun 20, 2013

We're not all male or female, New South Wales court rules

A landmark ruling won by an Australian gender trailblazer that finds that sex does not just mean male or female could have broader implications as society becomes more accepting of diversity, experts say. Norrie, who does not identify as either male or female, last ...