Most people would have heard the names Harvard, Oxford and Stanford mentioned among the most prestigious universities in the world.
An American woman was murdered in Bali and stuffed into a suitcase because she called her daughter's boyfriend a "nigger", according to Indonesian police.
President-elect Joko Widodo is already under pressure as parties loyal to rival Prabowo Subianto vote as a bloc to control key parliamentary roles.
Post it note revolution hits Hong Kong house in Sydney CBD
The threat of protest escalation has come as student leaders in Hong Kong seek to force a result, writes Philip Wen
As members of Congress from both sides of politics energetically pummelled the Secret Service Director, Julia Pierson, on Tuesday, her agency became the butt of Twitter gags.
Surrounding the small border town on three sides, Islamic State militants were shelling Kobane from positions as close as just two-to-three kilometres away, a local Kurdish commander said.
In a highly unusual move, the Abbott government supported a Greens Senate motion saying freedom in the sensitive province is 'tightly restricted' by the Indonesia government and expressing concern at the imprisonment of two French journalists.
Leaders of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have warned against provocation that could spark violence during the Chinese National Day holiday, after hundreds jeered the Chinese national anthem during an official flag-raising ceremony in the city.
A mother, whose son has a cranial birth defect, has made a heartfelt plea to other parents to try stop and stop their children from poking fun at people like her son.