In the first full test of its anti-terrorism laws, an Australian court sentenced five men accused of the country’s largest terror plot to lengthy prison terms. Derek Henkle is in Sydney and filed this report.
The discovery of an AIDS-like virus in koalas is raising newfound fears the animal may soon face extinction. Derek Henkle reports for VOA News from Queensland, Australia.
Sydney Mardi Gras went out with a bang, as some of the biggest names in popular music came out to support of one of the world’s largest gay parties. More than 18,000 partygoers danced the night away to extravagant acts.
President Obama discusses his decision on withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan, and the status of America’s relationships with Pakistan and NATO in this VOA News exclusive interview, edited and produced by Derek Henkle.
NGOs say polio eradication may be just years away. As Derek Henkle reports, if this effort is successful, it will be the second disease ever to be wiped from the globe.
Refugee rights activists condemn Australia’s ban on Afghans and Sri Lankans. As Derek Henkle reports from Sydney, there are reports that some asylum seekers have begun hunger strikes in protest.
Five-time Grammy award winner Kelly Rowland feels like she is finally finding her place in the music world, thanks to the success of her latest hit, ‘When Love Takes Over’.
The recommendation that healthy people should be able to use an AIDS drug to prevent contracting the HIV virus has many advocates hoping the U.S. goal of an “AIDS-free generation” may actually be more within reach. VOA’s Derek Henkle has more.
As President Obama works to build support for his new jobs plan, VOA’s Derek Henkle tells us about one company — and one family — that are now thriving because of the first round of stimulus spending.
Even in tough economic times, Americans are giving generously to charities that claim to help US troops. But does the money really go to support soldiers? Derek Henkle investigates.