The top US diplomat in Australia publicly confirms the two countries are working to stop Chinese telco Huawei from building a domestic internet cable network in Papua New Guinea.
The leaders of the Pacific nations mark the start of a project to lay an undersea internet cable between the three countries amid criticism from China that Australia is trying to contain Beijing's influence in the region.
UNESCO expresses regret over the United States' decision to withdraw from their organisation, saying it is a marked loss for multilateralism and for the UN family.
The time-bomb is ticking and it will explode in our lifetimes. That's the warning from a former Defence Force chief who says Australia will be invaded, our economy devastated and our system of government upended, writes Stan Grant.