Police won’t say why they asked this anti-Beijing activist to leave Parliament House
Activist Drew Pavlou, an outspoken critic of the Chinese Communist Party, was told to leave a public area of Parliament House by police.
- by Lisa Visentin
Iranian forces unleash heavy fire on protesters, say activists
Videos circulating online show dozens of protesters taking shelter in alleyways as heavy gunfire echoes through the streets.
New Zealand court rules voting age of 18 is discriminatory
The New Zealand’s Supreme Court’s ruling that the voting age of 18 is discriminatory will force the country’s parliament to consider lowering it.
- by Lucy Craymer
Frustrated by protests, Iran unleashes its wrath on its youth
Iranian officials have said the average age of protesters is 15. Some have been beaten and detained, others have been shot and killed on the streets.
- by Farnaz Fassihi
Top Iranian actress posts picture of herself without headscarf
Protests sparked by the death of Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini are posing one of the biggest challenges to Iran’s clerical rulers since the 1979 revolution.
- by Michael Georgy
This doctor fled Iran 15 years ago. Now he’s using art to speak up
As Ali Tahayori prepares to show his work at the National Art School’s postgrad show, his homeland is never far from his mind.
- by Angus Thomson
Meet Michael, a man on a mission for money gone missing
Michael phoned the Brisbane Times in a huff on Thursday as he lugged home his placard.
- by Zach Hope
Protesters deface Warhol artwork at the National Gallery
Two women glued themselves to Andy Warhol’s iconic Campbell’s Soup artworks at the National Gallery of Australia.
- by James Massola and Fleta Page
Iran indicts 1000 for ‘Women, Life, Freedom’ protests, plans public trials: report
One of the boldest challenges to Iran’s clerical leaders since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the almost seven-week-old protests have continued despite a deadly crackdown.
Satellite photos show damage at Iran prison amid protests
The fire erupted as nationwide anti-government protests triggered by the death of a young woman in the custody of the country’s morality police entered a fifth week.
- by Jon Gambrell
Hong Kong protester says he was ‘dragged’ into Chinese consulate in Manchester and beaten
The man says he was dragged onto consulate grounds and attacked after staff took offence to a poster of President Xi Jinping.
- by Latika Bourke