Four reporters have been short-listed for the richest prize in Australian journalism, the Graham Perkin Award.
By Praveen Menon
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's AirAsia X Bhd
Australia is poised to send more troops to Iraq to train local soldiers as part of international efforts to hold back Islamic State.
Tony Abbott has denied ever discussing unilaterally sending in troops to Iraq but says he did consider putting troops on the ground in Ukraine.
Kiev (AFP) - European powers warned Russia it risked fresh sanctions if a ceasefire deal aimed at ending the 10-month war between Ukraine troops and pro-Moscow rebels was not implemented.
Brussels (AFP) - The EU warned Russia Thursday it was ready to take further measures in addition to the sanctions it has already imposed if a new Ukraine peace pact is breached, the bloc's president Donald Tusk said.
Kiev (AFP) - A new peace deal aimed at ending 10 months of conflict in eastern Ukraine was agreed at a summit in Minsk on Thursday, although some leaders have cautioned that major hurdles remain.
Heavily censored documents about the aftermath of the Malaysia Airlines flight downing have been released by the Dutch government.
Brussels (AFP) - EU foreign ministers postponed new sanctions against Russia for a week to boost the chances of success at a four-way Ukraine peace summit Wednesday, EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said.
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - A system malfunction forced the pilots of an AirAsia X flight from Kuala Lumpur to Jeddah to abort the flight and return to Malaysia on Sunday, the AirAsia Group's CEO said.
A selection of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's gaffes and slips.