The spectacular view of the tourist town of Pokhara, one of the places that could be connected by a trans-Himalaya rail line.
Sri Lanka has become the cautionary tale when it comes to Belt and Road investment with China. Can Nepal avoid a similar fate?
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad expressed his displeasure to Scott Morrison this week over Australia’s proposed move of its Israel embassy.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says the Malaysian leader has a history of making derogatory comments about Jews.
The free trade agreement with Indonesia, which Australia originally.
hoped would be signed this week when Morrison was in Singapore for the start of the summit season, has become hostage to the embassy
The fundamental point is that those were desperate days for the Coalition and so are these. "McMahon was in survival mode," says author Patrick Mullins. The same could be said of Morrison.
Domestic killings have long been treated as somehow less serious than when random strangers are killed.
The Crown said this case was an example of the worst type of murder, but the judge disagreed, arguing the killer, when freed, would be less of a threat to the wider community than some other killers.
Australia’s head of state Queen Elizabeth is aged 92. Source: Treasury.
Labor says if it wins office at the upcoming federal election, in its first term it will offer Australians a chance to vote to become a republic – but in a two-step voting process.
Why does it cost so much to put a tea in a pot of hot water, anyway?
How did you start today – tea or coffee? Or neither? A study of more than 400,000 men and women links specific genes for tasting bitter flavours like caffeine with hot beverage consumption.
The earlier a baby is born, the greater the risk of poor health.
A new review of 70 studies involving nearly 20,000 women found taking omega-3 supplements in pregnancy reduces the risk of premature labour.
The SIFA gun lobby is running ads in Victoria targeting Labor in the hopes it can get more pro-gun independent MPs elected.
SIFA claims it wants to 'simplify, not weaken' gun control laws in Australia. But it's following the same playbook as the NRA in America – and hoping for similar results.
Doctors take vows to act in the best interests of their patients. They work.
The best way to get bankers to behave well might be to bind them to a code of ethics, like doctors. We've tried ever tighter rules.
Theresa May's Brexit plan has crumbled on contact with the reality of UK and EU politics.
The funds for the court will see the appointment of two new judges to.
deal with civil cases.
Frydenberg and Porter said ASIC’s increased enforcement activity was expected to lead to “more prosecutions by the CDPP and more civil
corporate misconduct cases before the Federal Court.”
Donald and Melania Trump in Paris last week. According to the Washington Post, the president has made 6,420 false or misleading comments in 649 days.
US president Donald Trump's industrial scale deception has dangerous implications everywhere. What then, can we do to foster a more civilised society?
Children’s travel needs are a big factor in private car use.
The private car is the default transport option for many families. This reduces physical activity and increases greenhouse gas emissions, with unhealthy results for their children and the environment.
The Antarctic Circumpolar Current keeps Antarctica cold.
The Antarctic Circumpolar Current provides a barrier to heat that keeps warm subtropical waters away from Antarctica. Yet, there are a few places where the heat gets through.
Leaked WhatsApp messages showed why Julie Bishop performed so poorly in the first round of voting to replace Malcolm Turnbull as leader of the Liberal party.
There is a strong case to be made that WhatsApp messages are subject to the Freedom of Information Act in the same way as email and others forms of text messages.
Early intervention can help children with autism to develop their communication skills.
Unlike Australia, New Zealand doesn't fund early intervention therapy for autistic children, but there are programmes pre-school teachers and parents can use to help kids develop.
Environmentally friendly toilets on display at the Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing on November 8.
There are numerous examples of failed aid projects, where sanitation systems have been installed without consulting local people, then abandoned by the community after the project team has departed.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Derryn Hinch on a national ICAC and the Victorian election.
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The government is more likely to beef up existing institutions but Derryn Hinch, who has been a strong advocate for a national ICAC, says "that would be wrong."
The tribunal in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh is looking at whether some actions of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime meet the United Nations definition of genocide.
A potentially historic ruling on genocide by a tribunal in Cambodia on Friday could unsettle understandings of the past among Cambodians - and create a precedent in international law.
Free speech is alive and well on our university campuses.
There's no evidence we have a problem with free speech on our campuses. The free speech inquiry is expensive and unnecessary.