WESTERN AUSTRALIA: A native title group in Western Australia's Pilbara has inked a land use deal with Rio Tinto despite objections by rival claimants.
NATIONAL: Creating jobs rather than restricting alcohol is the answer to curbing drinking in Indigenous communities, north Queensland mayors say.
NATIONAL: The former leader singer of Yothu Yindi will be honoured with a state funeral in the Northern Territory later this month.
NATIONAL: A court ruling in favour of Indigenous alcohol limits relies on the same excuse used to justify the Stolen Generations, the mayor of Palm Island says.
RUGBY LEAGUE: South Sydney winger Nathan Merritt is to make his long-awaited State of Origin rugby league debut for NSW as replacement for the suspended Blake Ferguson.
NEW SOUTH WALES: The abuse started years before Kiesha was murdered by her mother.
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.