China is building artificial islands and manoeuvring assets in the South China Sea despite many countries claiming parts of the territory. But why and how is it doing so? Here are the answers.
Lindsay Murdoch Mahathir Mohamad has joined international figures criticising Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for failing to speak out against the persecution of Rohingyas.
Amrit Dhillon Its creator is hoping it will be an "architectural wonder of the world" - and a marker of social change.
John Garnaut The problem for China's President Xi Jinping is that the harder he pushes at his borders, and the more muscle he devotes to the cause, the more the world pushes back.
Megan Levy A group of teenagers accused of releasing more than 70,000 ladybugs in a US high school as a graduation prank have been taught a tough lesson by police.
Inga Ting Seagulls are well known for being the cheekiest birds in the animal kingdom. Give them half a chance and they'll steal anything from lollipops to pizza to chips, right out of your hand.
Chris Zappone In the search to find the high-paying jobs and industries of the future, Neil deGrasse Tyson has an idea for a novel solution. How about a militarised space race to Mars?
Lindsay Murdoch Grisly discoveries have exposed a hidden network of jungle camps run by ruthless people smugglers who held migrants and asylum seekers captive while extorting money from their relatives.
Peter Hannam Prospects are firming that the El Nino event taking hold will mean a drier Australia, with conditions in the Indian Ocean likely to reinforce those in the Pacific, the Bureau of Meteorology said.
Philip Wen China signals ambitions for a greater naval presence further from its shores with the unveiling of a new military strategy white paper.
With the annual Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival on this weekend, I felt it would be a fitting tribute ...
Police have charged a man following an alleged armed robbery of a bakery near Taree yesterday.
Action from the first match of the 2015 State of Origin series in Sydney.
With the completion of the Dance section at the Taree and District Eisteddfod, Manning River Times photographers will ...
Throwback Thursday: Million Paws walk 2005 to 2014
Krystal, a Worimi woman of Taree, has graduated with a degree in a Bachelor of Cultural Heritage majoring ...