Fighter jets were scrambled and an airliner diverted after a passenger who snuck a cat on board the flight became unruly.
Inga Ting This photograph and the kindness of strangers have changed the world for one refugee father and his two young children after sparking a campaign that has raised $US170,000 in less than a week.
Markus Mannheim Protest tune sparks national debate about public servants' freedom of speech.
Peter Hannam One of four huge tropical storms spinning in the north Pacific has caused a stir among meteorologists by crossing the International Date Line near Hawaii and requiring a title change.
Philip Wen China to flex its military muscles with parade of tanks, missiles and goose-stepping soldiers on Thursday.
Sudarsan Raghavan She's Japanese. She's 27. And she's a porn star. She's also at the centre of the biggest controversy Taiwan has experienced in weeks, if not months.
Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin Anchorage: As stage sets go, Alaska is a spectacular one: craggy mountain ranges, picturesque coastlines and iconic glaciers. President Obama arrived here Monday to use that backdrop for his message that climate change is not just a thing of the future but something well underway in the nation's largest state.
Lindsay Murdoch Australian journalist Alan Morison and his Thai colleague Chutima Sidasathian are acquitted on charges of defaming the Royal Thai Navy.
Jewel Topsfield In a period of history largely forgotten by both nations, Australians such as Fred Wong played a central role in the Indonesian fight for freedom from Dutch rule.
Michael Koziol New Zealand has edged closer to choosing a new national flag, with the final four options revealed on Tuesday morning at a ceremony in Wellington.