Simon Gittany put his hands over his mouth, tilted his head back and cried.
Indonesian hackers are vowing a fresh wave of cyber attacks against Australia in retaliation for the spying affair, this time targetting government websites including intelligence agency ASIO.
Australian experts are calling for a ban on harmful "trans fats" after US authorities announced the artificial fats, which are found in some fried and processed foods, would be phased out.
A former senior Australian policeman, who stole drugs in a pretend raid for the Australian Crime Commission, has been working with abused children in Cambodia for 10 months.
Almost a quarter of scientists, researchers and workers at Australia's premier science institution will lose their jobs under the federal government's present public service jobs freeze.
The Abbott government will award $522 million to 1177 new research projects including studies on eruptive bushfires, what factors influence indigenous sporting performance and how to reduce incorrect disease diagnosis.
Job cuts at Australia's frontline science agency will hurt the nation's ability to combat the threat of deadly bushfires, according to CSIRO staff.
Australia and Indonesia were involved in a mid-ocean stand-off in the early hours of Friday morning as a customs vessel tried unsuccessfully to return a boatload of rescued asylum seekers to a reluctant Indonesia.
The O'Farrell government will on Friday join NSW Police and every university in the state to issue a warning about the activities of an organisation claiming to represent international students which has been removed from several campuses after asking for personal information, including passport and visa numbers, for "safety cards" that are not recognised by police.
Defence Minister David Johnston will be under pressure on his first visit to Jakarta to explain to his Indonesian counterpart the details of the spying program being conducted from the Australian embassy.