Hollywood’s latest attempt to stem the flow of illegal downloads has been thwarted, with the High Court ruling that iiNet is not liable for its users’ downloads.
Rupert and James Murdoch will appear before the Leveson inquiry into phone hacking in the UK next week.
Syria and the United Nations have signed an agreement on the ground rules for observers monitoring a shaky ceasefire negotiated by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan.
An Australian human rights lawyer acting on behalf of Julian Assange has arrived in Sydney after claiming she was initially barred from boarding her flight in London.
Stocks have closed lower on Wall Street for the second day in a row, with confidence dampened by disappointing economic data and worries that Spain could require a bailout.
An Australian Spitfire pilot who was shot down 70 years ago has finally been honoured with a full military funeral in northern France.
The International Monetary Fund has hit a roadblock as it seeks to double its resources, with Brazil demanding more power for emerging economies as a condition for lending extra cash.