Military police in Afghanistan made prisoners more 'pliable' by gagging them and depriving them of sleep.
Image concerns and pressure to perform are driving students to extremes.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has called for every Australian school student to be taught about the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs, saying children are putting their health at risk by taking steroids and sports supplements.
Schoolboys wanting a hit of the latest bulk-building product or pill need not travel far.
A discovery raises hope for a Parkinson's cure through to spinal injuries.
A week after the launch of one of the most talked-about pieces of public art in Australia in recent years, Patricia Piccinini's whimsical Skywhale, Robyn Archer has learnt a few hard lessons about how the arts are perceived in the wider world.
As crime across Australia drops, credit card fraud continued to rise as part of a six-year upward trend, according to the latest Australian Institute of Criminology facts and figures report.
The federal government's biggest department is spending $30 million hiring casual and short-term labour while shedding more than 2400 of its permanent staff.
Some of Australia's biggest retailers are facing threats of a consumer boycott after failing to sign an international agreement to improve fire safety and working conditions in Bangladesh, following the country's worst industrial accident.
Australia has again suspended the transfer of suspected insurgents to some Afghan prison facilities in Tarin Kowt following allegations of abuse.