Australian special forces allegedly killed 39 unarmed prisoners and civilians in Afghanistan, with senior commandos reportedly forcing junior soldiers to kill defenceless captives in order to "blood" them for combat, a four year investigation found.
Australia forces all would-be asylum-seekers into camps on two islands. Police in Manus, where one of the camps is located, removed dozens of refugees in an effort to end a stand-off that has drawn global attention to Canberra's tough asylum-seeker policies.
Government phone hacking is in the news all around the world, and now in Indonesia. The government there recently learned its prime minister's cell phone was being tapped — but it wasn't by the Americans. Rather, it was by the Australians.
Though Aboriginal communities have felt marginalized for centuries in Australia, their activism doesn't typically grow as heated as it did in Canberra Thursday. Marco Werman profiles Blue King Brown, indigenous activists in who are a best-selling band.
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