The embattled presidential candidate for Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang, Hung Hsiu-chu, has refuted calls to step down, despite facing a likely landslide defeat in the forthcoming January election.
Peter Hannam The Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens to undermine environment protection and could limit governments' ability to ramp up necessary action on climate change, green groups say.
Nick Miller London: A senior UK government minister has echoed John Howard in a controversial, hard-line speech on migrants and refugees, in which she declared "we must have an immigration system that allows us to control who comes to our country".
Don Riseborough In 1975, US correspondent Don Riseborough reported on the "blind narrow-mindedness" of Americans on the subject of gun control.
Nick Miller A team of human rights lawyers including Amal Clooney and Geoffrey Robertson will ask the Australian government to impose targeted sanctions and travel bans on Maldives judges and other officials, over the illegal imprisonment of the country's ex-president Mohamed Nasheed.
Tom Arup The historic fall in China's coal use is a clear and consistent trend and should be factored in by Australian business, one of the world's leading experts on China's environment policy says.
Ruth Pollard NATO called on Russia to immediately end air strikes on the "Syrian opposition and civilians" and condemned its incursions into Turkish airspace as Russian fighter jets ended a sixth day of attacks across the war-ravaged country.
Lindsay Murdoch Son of former Filipino dictator has decided to put his future "in the hands of the Filipino people".
Victoria Ward A British millionaire is in hospital after a supercar crashed at a motor show, injuring 28 people.
An American Airlines Group Inc. captain died after falling ill during a Phoenix-to-Boston flight, forcing the first officer to divert the plane to Syracuse, New York.