Tens of thousands of delegates have started turning their mind to the hard grind of the Paris climate negotiators, with divisions over the who should bear responsibility for global warming between rich nations and major developing countries - in particular India - chief among the issues to be navigated.
Lindsay Murdoch A former Australian Hells Angels motorcycle gang member has been beaten unconscious and kidnapped at gunpoint from his home in Thailand.
Staff writer A man with an extremely offensive tattoo of a concentration camp has been kicked out of a water park in the east German town of Oranienburg on Sunday.
Tom Arup and Peter Hannam The new and - as it has become mandatory to point out, startlingly good looking - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in a triumphant mood.
Chris Zappone Could solutions to serious problems facing the world come from the imaginations of science-fiction authors?
Megan Levy A burnt-out van that was discovered in an area of Mexico renowned for its violent drug wars has been confirmed as belonging to one of two Australian men who vanished while on a surfing holiday in the country.
Michael Koziol When Australian surfers Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman ventured into the Mexican state of Sinaloa, they must have known they were entering one of the world's most dangerous territories.
Megan Levy On the night of November 20, two men matching the descriptions of Australian surfers Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman were seen entering an all-night convenience store in the coastal Mexican city of Los Michos.
Daniel Flitton The United Nations agency responsible for educating half a million Palestinian children was almost forced to postpone the school year because of sharp funding shortfalls from international aid donors.
Philip Wen Air quality index readings surged beyond 500, more than 20 times levels considered safe by the World Health Organisation, prompting local authorities to issue an "orange alert".