The young pilot with "a passion for flying" had just attended his close friend's funeral; now his family, too, is grieving.
Daniel Flitton What will victory over Islamic State look like? How will we know when the terrorists are finally defeated?
Nick O'Malley This week prominent members of one of America's two major parties indulged in a carnival of fear and hate some observers are beginning to see as dangerous.
Goya Dmytryshchak Ukraine has paid a heavy price for wanting to shift away from Russia and towards the European Union.
Nick Miller Of all the horrific scenes the attackers left behind, one that will stick with me I saw peering through bullet holes into a brasserie.
Michael Wright, Kasha Tunstall, Sam Sherwood, Emily Spink and Goya Dmytryshchak New Zealand police believe two Australian and four British tourists were killed, along with the pilot, when a helicopter crashed on Fox Glacier on the west coast of South Island.
Georgina Mitchell A French journalist who acted as a "fixer" for a Sydney TV reporter in the wake of the Paris attacks has criticised the reporter as being "hungry for sensationalism" and making fiction out of the tragedy.
Deborah Gough Australians travelling to France and Belgium have been told to exercise a "high degree of caution" with authorities upping the travel warning after the Paris terrorist attacks and Belgium arrests.
Jewel Topsfield Salvatore Malatesta, the owner of the St Ali cafe empire, is on an "evangelical mission".
Philip Wen Beijing seen as wanting to present China's policies and control over restive Xinjiang as part of international fight against terrorism.