Behrouz Boochani wins Amnesty International award and more Zedlines...

Behrouz Boochani, an Iranian Kurdish journalist and refugee, who has been detained for more than 4 years on Manus Island, has been honoured at the Amnesty International Australia media awards. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Mr Boochani has won the award in the print, online and multimedia category for publishing a vivid and remarkable diary on the closure of the Manus camp and for his work last year.

Boochani has been persisting tirelessly in his reportage from the Australian-run detention centre, believing that it is his job to bear witness to the injustices, the violence and the privation of offshore detention.

Farmers angry over Labor wanting to reintroduce land-clearing legislation

The prospect of Labor’s previously defeated land-clearing legislation potentially being reintroduced has angered farming groups across Queensland.

On day three of the 2017 state election campaign, Premier Annastacia Palasczczuk has confirmed she will reintroduce the bill if Labor wins the next election.

AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says Labor needs to completely abandon the whole policy, calling the laws 'flawed', and accusing the Premier of not understanding regional Queensland.

Brisbane park renamed to honour slain bus driver

A Moorooka park has been renamed in honour of murdered Brisbane bus driver Manmeet Sharma who was set on fire whilst on duty last year.

Brisbane City Council arranged for a memorial to be unveiled during a small ceremony on the anniversary of his death.

Luxworth Place Park has now been rededicated as Manmeet’s Paradise and Park.

Palestinian leaders question prime minister over not being invited to battle of Beersheba services

Palestinian leaders have asked Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull why they were not invited to Battle of Beersheba commemorations in the Middle East.

Mr Turnbull spent yesterday with Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, attending a series of events to mark 100 years since the historic Battle of Beersheba in the Sinai-Palestine campaign of World War I.

Palestinian ambassador to Australia Izzat Abdul Hadi says that Palestinians supported Britain against the Ottomans at the time, and do not understand why Australia would not invite any Palestinian representatives to attend the ceremony.

Miss Peru pageant contestants stand in protest for women’s rights

Miss Peru pageant contestants have taken a stand for women’s rights in a protest during the contest.

Rather than stating their measurements, more than 20 contestants recited facts about trafficking, femicide and harassment.

Miss Peru 2018 organizer Jessica Newton told Buzzfeed "Everyone who does not denounce and everyone who does not do something to stop this is an accomplice".

Liberia presidential vote halted amid allegations of fraud

Liberia's Supreme Court has ordered preparations for Tuesday's presidential run-off to be halted amid allegations of fraud in the first round.

Liberty Party's Charles Brumskine, who came third in the first round against Ex-football star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai, has challenged the result.

Mr Brumskine and the Liberty Party says voting was characterised by massive systematic irregularities and fraud, including polling stations opening late and therefore preventing people from voting.