NATIONAL: Two Indigenous students from an isolated area in the Northern Territory are about to become the first girls from their community to ever graduate high school.
NATIONAL: The Northern Territory has been convicted of carrying out work on a sacred site, causing the destruction of two sacred Aboriginal gum trees.
QUEENSLAND: A far north Queensland Aboriginal tribe is set to be granted Native Title over their traditional lands after a 20-year battle for recognition.
SOUTH AFRICA: My mother was furious. The operators of the petrol station in rural, racist South Africa had taken her money to fill the car, but would not give her the key to the toilets. They were for whites only.
NORTHERN TERRITORY: The federal government has told Energy Resources of Australia that it cannot resume processing uranium until regulators are happy with the integrity of the Ranger mine site at Kakadu following a massive leak of toxic slurry.
NATIONAL: PSenators were transported to Australia's red centre during an apparent tourism plug in the chamber.
VENEZUELA: Venezuelans packed the streets of Caracas and other cities on Thursday to hear President Hugo Chavez and opposition rival Henrique Capriles make their final pitches ahead of weekend elections.
BRAZIL: Internet giant Google has unveiled its five-year partnership with Brazil’s Surui Indigenous people, unveiling an online map which helps the tribe fight illegal logging.
BOLIVIA: The nation’s first Indigenous President is considering nationalising a Canadian miner’s silver property in order to ease Indigenous protests over a contested mining project.