Former Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee Mamdouh Habib is starring in a new play about his three years in U.S. custody. The BBC's Phil Mercer spoke to the cast at rehearsals and tells us about the play.
Today is New Year's Eve, and that means citizens of the world will be ringing in 2010 when the clock hits midnight. We're leaping through time zones with reporters from across the globe for a look at how some cities are getting ready to celebrate.
The Australian town of Bundanoon is the answer to today's Geo Quiz. This picturesque town in the mountains west of Sydney voted today to ban the sale of water in plastic bottles. Lisa Mullins speaks with environmental campaigner, Jon Dee, in Bundanoon.
Demonstrators are protesting in Australia, where dozens of assaults against Indian students have been reported in the past year. Gautam Gupta, a student who was attacked, joins The Takeaway from Melbourne to talk about the rise in ethnic tensions.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is New South Wales. The Australian state is the site of a high-profile drug trial. It became even more high profile, after the defense team discovered the jury was doing puzzles in the jury box. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with defense attorney Phil Stewart.
For almost 100 years, the Australian government maintained a policy of forcibly taking Aborigine children from their families and putting them with white families. Some, like Levon Ennis, were even sent abroad. Ennis is now trying to reconnect with his heritage and find his place in the world.
A gay rights activist was murdered outside of a bar last week in Halifax, Nova Scotia, after reportedly attempting to break up a fight between two men. Members of the community have come out to honor Raymond Taavel's memory.
If you work in the natural resources industry, or happen to know how to pilot a fighter jet, Australia wants you. They're offering hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in pay, multi-year or even permanent work visas and they're taking their show on the world to attract applicants.
As Australia tries to confront continued growth among non-native species that are decimating its eco-system, naturalists are considering a back-to-basics approach to getting things in order. The dingoes and Tasmanian devils are native predators that may be reintroduced in a bid to keep invasive species at bay.
Australia has had a rash of wildfires caused by unseasonably hot and dry weather. Scientists say the risk of fires is growing with climate change, but the country's new prime minister says they're just a normal part of life down under.
The Tasmanian tiger was believed to have gone extinct in the wild back in the 1930s, but it may have been more resilient than we thought. An expedition says its found evidence that the creatures still exist. Plus the Philippines try to pick up the pieces after Typhoon Haiyan devastates the area. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.
Imagine standing on an exposed steel girder of a bridge 440 feet above Sydney Harbour to get a spectacular view of sunrise over the Pacific. Phil Roach, a climb leader with BridgeClimb Sydney, takes tourists up for the bird's eye view a few times every day.
Adam Burns, Dave Bewick and Pete Johnston are hardcore English soccer fans. How hard core? They've decided to fly to Mendoza, Argentina and then walk more than 1,000 miles to Porto Alegre, Brazil. The idea isn't just to support England's soccer team, but also to raise awareness about the deadly drought that the region of Bahia is currently experiencing.