A fleet of Russian warships continued to steam south closer to the G20 host city of Brisbane on Thursday as experts stressed the show of force was aimed at the world as a whole, not just Australia.
The most important space mission since the moon landings will open a peephole on how planets – and maybe even life itself – formed.
Journalist Peter Greste may be among a handful of foreign prisoners released from an Egyptian jail and deported to Australia under a new decree issued by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
Two window washers are trapped on a platform dangling near the 69th floor of One World Trade Centre in New York City, firefighters say.
That Australia will buy a new submarine fleet from Japan appears more likely after Prime Minister Tony Abbott met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of an East Asia Summit in Myanmar.
Climate is likely to be on the table in Brisbane, despite the Abbott Government's attempts to keep it off.
The chase is over. The European Space Agency's Rosetta has become immortalised in space history as the first mission to land a spacecraft on a comet.
US President Barack Obama says 'we continue to see violations of basic human rights', while UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for an end to discrimination against the Rohingya minority.
'He kept pulling me towards the dark coconut palms,' the Melburnian woman said, staying in Thailand so she could tell her story as a warning to others.
At touchdown, Philae's three legs will absorb most of the shock of the landing, using that energy to drive three ice screws into the surface.