Military police at Australia's detention centre in Afghanistan were pressured to make prisoners more "pliable" by gagging them, depriving them of sleep and denying them exercise.
Myanmar President Thein Sein has begun the first visit to Washington by a leader of his country in nearly 50 years with the United States throwing its support behind his reforms.
BARDONECCHIA: Cadel Evans was met with his first significant blow in the Giro d'Italia, losing precious time to the race leader, Vincenzo Nibali, in Saturday's 14th stage in the Alps, despite a valiant effort to match the Italian's impressive late attack.
A backpacker has died while trekking through the Indonesian jungle after she drank suspected tainted alcohol, police say.
Brisbane's Brent Staker kicks the winning goal in his first AFL match for more than a year to seal an upset 10-point victory over Essendon.
GWS puts up some resistance but in the end the Hawks win in a canter.
CHERASCO: Matt Goss has welcomed the handing down of the report on an independent review of his Orica-GreenEDGE team's anti-doping processes.
Two Australians - Will Power and Ryan Briscoe - are among the 32 drivers named in the 33 entries lodged for next weekend's 97th annual Indianapolis 500, the race with a shaky claim on being the greatest spectacle in racing. A few decades ago, Indy would routinely kill an average of a driver every May. Not so, in this faster, yet safer era. The entry list screams quality. IndyCar Series champions assigned to cars are reigning champion Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dario Franchitti (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011), Scott Dixon (2003, 2008), and Tony Kanaan (2004).Though from a road-racing background in European motor sport, Power - runner-up in the IndyCar standings for the past three years - is increasingly competitive on the high-speed ovals. His experience on road courses is an asset at Indianapolis, a flat, four-kilometre circuit with four distinct turns. Power qualified second in 2010, and has a fifth pl
Earlier this week, new Dragons recruit Josh Dugan was sitting in a Bondi Junction cafe with a friend. Just after dinner time they're relaxing, enjoying a coffee.
Trent Hodkinson is relishing another crack at the Bulldogs' No.7 jersey, writes Michael Chammas.
BUDGET night has come and gone and the New England electorate stands to benefit from $81.56 million in ...
INTERACTIVE, VIDEO, POLL: Key regional independent MPs back the budget