After losing her job cleaning the Finance Ministry, Despina Kostopoulou campaigned against austerity. She's now back at work.
Amrit Dhillon As her marriage began to deteriorate, Shazia Ansari's husband, an engineer, began joking sardonically about saying the word 'talaq' to divorce her.
Nick O'Malley The United States had one mass shooting for every day of the first 204 days of 2015.
Nick O'Malley With just 18 months left in office, US President Barack Obama has set his sights on reforming America's criminal justice system.
Matt Wade A survey of children who survived the Nepal earthquake has revealed deep fears linger over inadequate housing and poor health.
Daisy Dumas Two women who held hands in the aftermath of a suicide bombing came to symbolise the havoc in Turkey. Unlike the war, the prognosis for the injured woman has improved.
Nick Miller A 15-year-old boy from the north-west of England has pleaded guilty to inciting a terrorist attack on police officers at an Anzac Day parade in Melbourne.
Ruth Pollard It's a 'turning point in the war in Syria' but it has caused unprecedented levels of destruction and death among the innocent.
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Tom Allard Caught with less than 1 gram of cannabis on a Bali beach, Townsville man Nicholas James Langan has paid a heavy price