{FD} An Australian court considers: Can dual citizens make laws?

As Australia's High Court considers the fate of seven lawmakers who could lose their seats because they also hold foreign citizenship, some in the nation of immigrants wonder whether it's time to nix a constitutional ban on dual nationals serving in Parliament.

{FD} 2 Australian navy ships on goodwill visit to Philippines

Two Australian navy vessels, including a helicopter dock that's the country's biggest ship, have arrived in the Philippines for a five-day goodwill visit as Australia seeks an increased security presence and greater influence in the region.

{FD} Lives lost in Mexico quake could have been saved, engineers say

Mexico City officials were widely lauded for tightening their building codes after thousands died in the 1985 earthquake, but they left out one crucial reform: a prohibition on the building technique that caused 61 percent of the building collapses in last month's magnitude 7.1 quake, which killed 369 people and blanketed tree-lined avenues in rubble.

{FD} Australia aims to halt Syria’s World Cup charge in Sydney

While local support will be firmly behind Australia's Socceroos, wider sentiment may spur the team from war-torn Syria to keep its World Cup dream alive when the teams meet Tuesday in a winner-takes-all qualifier.

{FD} Australia aims to halt Syria’s World Cup charge in Sydney

While local support will be firmly behind Australia's Socceroos, wider sentiment may spur the team from war-torn Syria to keep its World Cup dream alive when the teams meet Tuesday in a winner-takes-all qualifier.