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What would happen if China attempted to invade Taiwan
Chinese troops on mobile rocket launchers during a parade in Beijing
Fact file

What would happen if China attempted to invade Taiwan

Taipei demands F-16 jets as threat from Beijing rises
18 Oct 2021
Ben Roberts-Smith: the soldier accused of killing ‘helpless Afghans’
Ben Roberts-Smith arrives in court in Sydney
Profile

Ben Roberts-Smith: the soldier accused of killing ‘helpless Afghans’

The former special forces corporal is suing newspapers for defamation in case that renews spotlight on alleged military abuses
5 Oct 2021
Manny Pacquiao: from king of the ring to the presidency?
Manny Pacquiao lost to Yordenis Ugas in the final fight of his career
Profile

Manny Pacquiao: from king of the ring to the presidency?

After retiring from boxing the Filipino legend is facing his biggest battle yet
29 Sep 2021
North Korea and the limits of missile diplomacy
South Koreans watch the North Korean missile launch
The latest on . . .

North Korea and the limits of missile diplomacy

After ‘duelling’ missile tests on the Korean peninsula, North Korea’s intentions are harder than ever to read
24 Sep 2021
How Asia’s leaders triggered the world’s most rapid arms race
A 2015 military parade in Beijing, China
In Depth

How Asia’s leaders triggered the world’s most rapid arms race

North Korea dominates headlines but neighbouring nations are also stockpiling arms
16 Sep 2021
What we know about North Korea’s long-range cruise missile test
A North Korean missile test in 2019
Fact file

What we know about North Korea’s long-range cruise missile test

US says the weapon may have nuclear capabilities and poses ‘threats’ to neighbouring nations
13 Sep 2021
Kim Jong Un’s sister warns of US and South Korea ‘invasion’ plot
Kim Yo-Jong pictured with Kim Jong-Un in 2018
Unreported world

Kim Jong Un’s sister warns of US and South Korea ‘invasion’ plot

Kim Yo Jong says military rehearsals are ‘undesirable self-destructive act’
10 Aug 2021

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What the first national security law verdict means for Hong Kong
Tong Ying-kit arrives in court
Getting to grips with . . .

What the first national security law verdict means for Hong Kong

Man aged 24 found guilty of secession and terrorism in landmark trial ruling
28 Jul 2021
Should the Tokyo 2020 Olympics be cancelled? 
The Japan and Australia women’s softball teams line up ahead of the opening match at Tokyo 2020
Today’s big question

Should the Tokyo 2020 Olympics be cancelled? 

Just days before the opening ceremony a cancellation has not been ruled out 
21 Jul 2021
Japan pledges to defend Taiwan against China in historic policy shift
The Japanese Self Defence Force during live fire exercises
In Depth

Japan pledges to defend Taiwan against China in historic policy shift

Vow by Tokyo to protect neighbour in event of invasion marks historic policy shift by pacifist nation
8 Jul 2021
How the Delta variant broke through Australia’s Covid defences
A drive-through testing centre in Perth
The latest on . . .

How the Delta variant broke through Australia’s Covid defences

More than ten million Australians put under lockdown as highly contagious new strain spreads
30 Jun 2021
Why a Pacific trade deal may be risky
International Trade Secretary Liz Truss
Expert’s view

Why a Pacific trade deal may be risky

Complex geopolitics and costly negotiations may mean the deal will not rank as a post-Brexit benefit
24 Jun 2021
What Britain can learn from Japan and Germany’s social care systems
Elderly people
In Depth

What Britain can learn from Japan and Germany’s social care systems

In both countries new taxes were introduced to pay for comprehensive care
13 May 2021
Is Covid success story Taiwan on brink of an outbreak?
Commuters wearing face masks board a train in Taipei
In Depth

Is Covid success story Taiwan on brink of an outbreak?

Authorities considering upping alert level as cluster of untraced domestic infections reported
13 May 2021
How China is dividing Five Eyes allies
Jacinda Ardern alongside Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta
In Depth

How China is dividing Five Eyes allies

Five Eyes allies at odds over Wellington’s decision to ditch aggressive stance to Beijing
29 Apr 2021
Welsh teen posted himself home from Australia
A wooden crate
Tall Tales

Welsh teen posted himself home from Australia

And other stories from the stranger side of life
8 Apr 2021
Rape and misogyny claims spark crisis in Australian politics
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison
In Depth

Rape and misogyny claims spark crisis in Australian politics

String of lawmakers hit by allegations amid renewed surge of #MeToo anger
7 Apr 2021
Why has Australia’s shipment of vaccines been blocked by the EU?
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison visits a facility producing the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
In Depth

Why has Australia’s shipment of vaccines been blocked by the EU?

A quarter of a million doses will not be delivered after continental export blockade
5 Mar 2021
How Melbourne became a case study for defeating coronavirus
Novak Djokovic faces Aslan Karatsev in the semi-final of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park
Getting to grips with . . .

How Melbourne became a case study for defeating coronavirus

Complex modelling and the world’s longest lockdown have paved way for return to near-normal life
19 Feb 2021
Britain applies to join Pacific free trade bloc
Liz Truss
Getting to grips with . . .

Britain applies to join Pacific free trade bloc

UK seeks to deepen ties with some of the world’s fastest-growing markets
2 Feb 2021
What next for Myanmar after military coup?
Protestors gather outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok, Thailand
Getting to grips with . . .

What next for Myanmar after military coup?

Aung San Suu Kyi and other elected leaders detained as military seizes control
1 Feb 2021
Indonesia decides: is the Covid vaccine halal?
Workers unload Sinovac vaccines from a truck under police escort.
In Focus

Indonesia decides: is the Covid vaccine halal?

Use of pork gelatin as stabiliser in some jabs has caused controversy in Muslim community
7 Jan 2021
Kim Jong-un kicks off rare party meeting with admission of economic failure
Kim Jong-un appears on a television.
Unreported world

Kim Jong-un kicks off rare party meeting with admission of economic failure

Economic sanctions and global pandemic have left the isolated nation’s economy in tatters
6 Jan 2021
2020 Quiz of the Year
Quiz of the year
In Brief

2020 Quiz of the Year

Have you been paying attention to the year’s biggest events?
26 Dec 2020
China to end import of world’s rubbish
Two scrap collectors work at a plastics recycling mill in Wuhan, China
In Brief

China to end import of world’s rubbish

Veto on accepting overseas junk marks culmination of three-year reduction policy
2 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Want people to get the vaccine? Pay them’
Covid protest
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Want people to get the vaccine? Pay them’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 25 November
25 Nov 2020
Man sells meteorite that hit his home for $1 million
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In Brief

Man sells meteorite that hit his home for $1 million

And other stories from the stranger side of life
19 Nov 2020
China deploys microwave weapon to blast Indian troops
Indian army convoy carrying reinforcements and supplies drives towards a highway bordering China
In Brief

China deploys microwave weapon to blast Indian troops

The radiation technology left soldiers vomiting and incapacitated without breaking no-live-shots rule
17 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: Dominic Cummings ‘failed on his own terms’
Dominic Cummings in a London black cab wearing a face mask.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Dominic Cummings ‘failed on his own terms’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 13 November
13 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: US was ‘lucky to get Trump’
Donald Trump
In Depth

Instant Opinion: US was ‘lucky to get Trump’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 11 November
11 Nov 2020
Man called Pineapple to become Queensland mayor
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In Depth

Man called Pineapple to become Queensland mayor

And other stories from the stranger side of life
10 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: the most important election of a lifetime
Donald Trump makes a campaign stop in Miami, Florida.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: the most important election of a lifetime

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 2 November
2 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: herd immunity could lead to ‘mass murder’
Police make their way through crowds of revellers during the pandemic in Soho, London
In Depth

Instant Opinion: herd immunity could lead to ‘mass murder’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 19 October
19 Oct 2020
What is an Australia-style trade deal?
Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street wearing a face mask to attend Prime Ministers' Questions
In Depth

What is an Australia-style trade deal?

Boris Johnson lays out plans for no-deal Brexit on 31 December
16 Oct 2020
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