How does World Psoriasis Day come about? How about the year of quinoa? Crikey intern Natalie Tencic takes a look at how these days are created. It's mostly the UN's fault.
An incredible series of world leader portraits -- including audio about each subject's photo -- by Platon of The New Yorker, taken during the latest sitting of the UN General Assembly.
The United Nations is nothing more than a "theatre for the absurd", says Alex Castellanos, where "terrorists and madmen" stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the leader of the free world -- and the US foots almost a quarter of the bill for the privilege.
Liberals might like to pretend that climate change action is radical, but as seen at last week's UN, it's become the diplomatic lingua franca. How are the Libs so out of line with the global political agenda?
It won’t get any better than this for Rudd: he may have inherited the G20 from his predecessor, but it will now forever be linked to his name in Australian foreign policy.
The ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya has returned and is in hiding, while the coup continues and the world's media misreports events. It's no wonder free elections are impossible.