Melbourne-based refugee Hakeem al-Araibi is on his way to Australia after his release from a Thai prison late last night and is is expected to arrive in Melbourne this afternoon.
The ABC's Anne Barker visits refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi in a Thai jail, where he expresses his terror at the prospect of being sent back to Bahrain to face vandalism charges.
The 25-year-old Melbourne-based footballer will go before Thailand's criminal court on Monday, in shackles and prison uniform, more than two months after his arrest in Bangkok.
There has been another incident involving an Indonesian passenger plane — this time after complaints about a two-tonne load of the pungent-smelling durian fruit.
France will open a new investigation into the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, days after a report described by victims' families as "imprecise" cleared the pilots of any deliberate act to bring the plane down.
Hundreds of refugees have been resettled in the US from Australian detention centres, with hundreds yet more to come — and Aussie expats are joining forces to help them find their feet.
Officially, the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 ended this week; but unofficially, the company leading the search continues to scan the ocean floor.
China's deployment of missiles to the disputed Spratly Islands shows that Beijing is serious about exerting long-term domination over the South China Sea, and has no intention of keeping its promise not to militarise the contested area.
Sister Patricia Fox has been given a deportation order to leave the country she has lived in for 27 years after being accused of actively and openly campaigning against the Philippines government.
A Russian billionaire who helped fund the Siberian shopping centre that burnt down yesterday — killing at least 64 people — lives on Australia's Gold Coast and refuses to travel back to Russia for fear he will face criminal prosecution.