The year 2020 marks a century since American women gained the right to vote. But they were part of a much broader movement that began 25 years earlier in Australia.
Australia has thousands of refugees clamoring for asylum every year. In a bid to get a handle on the problem, the country has decided to setup refugee processing centers on small, Pacific islands where the refugees will remain until a decision is made on their status.
The Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard endorsed a plan to re-open a controversial detention center on the island of Nauru to tackle the refugee problem.
Though Aboriginal communities have felt marginalized for centuries in Australia, their activism doesn't typically grow as heated as it did in Canberra Thursday. Marco Werman profiles Blue King Brown, indigenous activists in who are a best-selling band.
As China seeks to assert itself in Asia, President Barack Obama visited Australia to announce deeper ties between the nations' militaries, including a new Marine base for the United States. The move was seen as a counter-balance against China's growing presence.
Britain's phone hacking scandal is reverberating in Australia, where Rupert Murdoch got his start.
Phil Mercer reports on the heated debate in Australia over a proposed carbon tax. The government says the tax would help fight greenhouse gas emissions, but some of Australia's most powerful interests are against it.