Obama denouces Trump policies

President Barack Obama denounced the immigration policies of leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Thursday, without naming him directly, in a speech to Latino political leaders.

We don't need scumbags here - Oz muslim

The leader of the Sydney mosque attended by a 15-year-old who killed a police worker has called for an end to violent extremism, saying Friday that Muslims who reject Australian values should leave the country.

Stabbings ratchet up Israel tensions

A spate of knife attacks has spread fear and defied attempts by Israeli authorities to contain Palestinian unrest.

Alexievich wins Nobel Literature Prize

Belarussian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the 2015 Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, honoured for her work chronicling the horrors of war and life under the repressive Soviet regime.