Australasia

A beach can be seen along the coastline of Arnhem Land, east of Darwin, in Australia's Northern Territory...A beach can be seen along the coastline of Arnhem Land, east of Darwin, in Australia's Northern Territory July 15, 2013. Over half of Australia lies above the Tropic of Capricorn, but it is home to only five percent of the population. It is a frontier land with little infrastructure, populated by cattle barons, crocodile hunters and aboriginal tribes. Geologists say the Northern Territory, which is the size of South Africa, has abundant diamond, gold and uranium reserves. However, a fifth of the Northern Territory is owned or controlled by aboriginal groups and many Aborigines have joined environmentalists to discourage mining. Picture taken July 15, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)    ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 3 OF 12 FOR PACKAGE  'THE OUTBACK FROM THE AIR'.

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A beach can be seen along the coastline of Arnhem Land, east of Darwin, in Australia’s Northern Territory. Over half of Australia lies above the Tropic of Capricorn, but it is home to only five per cent of the population. It is a frontier land with little infrastructure, populated by cattle barons, crocodile hunters and aboriginal tribes. Geologists say the Northern Territory, which is the size of South Africa, has abundant diamond, gold and uranium reserves. However, a fifth of the Northern Territory is owned or controlled by aboriginal groups and many Aborigines have joined environmentalists to discourage mining. Read more

This undated handout photo released on A...This undated handout photo released on August 13, 2013 by ChildFund Australia shows a woman named Helen wearing a large bandaid where her lip once was in in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Women in poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea suffer "severe brutality" with violence, including savage attacks involving knives, axes and whips, occurring in two-thirds of all families, a new study said on August 13, 2013.  ----EDITORS NOTE ----RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO / VLAD SOKHIN / CHILDFUND AUSTRALIA"

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Helen, from Port Moresby, is among many women in poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea who suffer brutality, with a study by Australian charity ChildFund showing savage attacks occur in two-thirds of all families Read more