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Facebook is launching a fact-checking team in Canada to fight fake news
The social media giant has already launched fact-checking initiatives in 14 countries, including the U.S.
We Spoke to a Guy Teaching the Queensland Police About Islamic Culture
With counter-terrorism operations producing a surprisingly low number of convictions, Queensland Police are learning the difference between what's suspicious and simply unfamiliar.
How Australia Arrested a German Skate Hero on the High Seas
In 2010 former pro-skater Holger Sander was arrested for allegedly transporting 400 kilograms of cocaine to Australia. Here's his story.
asia & pacific
China Is Staking Stronger Claims in the South China Sea on Eve of Kerry's Beijing Visit
China is creating larger islands in the South China Sea so as to control more of those waters; the US and neighboring countries object.
Some Portraits of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran
Over the past decade, Myuran Sukumaran painted countless portraits of those around him. We asked some artists to return the favour.
Australia Allegedly Pressured Human Rights Chief to Quit After Report on Children in Detention
The Australian Federal Police are investigating whether the government tried to corruptly entice Gillian Triggs into leaving her post as Human Rights Commission president.
Breaking Down the Official Review of the Siege in Martin Place
The story it tells of the 'Sydney siege' gunman, particularly of his encounters with ASIO and the AFP, is deeply strange.
Australia's Best Failed Drug Smuggling Efforts of 2014
Wine casks and lava lamps are two of the more surprising ways people tried to bring drugs into Australia with last year.
Islamic State Releases Video Allegedly Showing Woman Being Stoned to Death by Her Father
A woman accused of committing adultery is shown being stoned to death by her father and Islamic State fighters in the countryside of Hama.
Australian Police are Downplaying their Suicide Problem
Officially, 47 Australian police officers died by suicide between 2000 and 2011. The real number is undoubtedly higher.
Was the Islamic State Really Behind the Beheading Plot in Australia?
Hundreds of Australian law enforcement officers were involved in an early-morning raid that, authorities say, foiled a terror plot dreamed up by agents of the Islamic State. But an anaylst doubts the notorious Middle Eastern terror group was invovled.