It is the old agenda of dairy, sugar and cars that has all-but-killed a trade deal that was billed as the biggest the world has seen in 20 years.
Philip Wen Bao Zhuoxuan was a bundle of nerves and excitement as he and his father prepared to board their flight en route to Australia from Beijing.
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Nick O'Malley He looks like he's having fun, he doesn't sound like other politicians and he thinks he's the best, but from a distance it can be hard to understand Trump's appeal.
Lindsay Murdoch Confirmation that plane debris washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island is from missing Malaysian airlines flight MH370 appears imminent, representing the first breakthrough in one of the world's most baffling aviation mysteries.
Peter Martin The giant Trans-Pacific trade talks were in danger of breaking up without agreement as the United States withdrew an offer it had previously made to Australia on dairy access and gave no ground on sugar.
Colin Cosier The washed-up wing flap from missing plane MH370 has departed Reunion Island for forensic testing, leaving in its wake a remote community stunned by sudden global fame.
Damien Murphy Zimbabwe's well-known Cecil the lion was slaughtered by a US trophy hunter in a killing that has perhaps delivered a fatal blow to America's fascination with Hemingway's great white hunter.
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Tom Cowie It might cost $5000 for Bronwyn Bishop to make a short hop to Geelong, but Buzz Aldrin somehow managed to get to the moon for $33.31.