As French police encircled the hide-out of the alleged Paris attackers, a young woman appeared at the window of the third-storey apartment building with her hands raised in the air.
Megan Levy A woman who was filmed cowering beneath a table as a gunman pointed an assault rifle directly at her survived the Paris attacks only because the man's weapon malfunctioned, it has emerged.
Inga Ting More people were killed by terrorism last year than ever before. Nearly one-third of these deaths occurred in just one country.
Under the byline of a hostage British journalist, Islamic State warns that it may attempt a terrorist attack even bigger than 9/11.
Nick Miller The fate of the alleged ringleader of the Paris terror attacks remained unclear 24 hours after a pitched battle erupted at a terror cell safe-house in the city's north.
Philip Wen, Jared Lynch and Mark Kenny Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has rejected suggestions of discrimination against Chinese investors following the federal government's decision to block the sale of Australia's largest private landholding to foreign buyers.
Jewel Topsfield Media reports of an end to executions are rejected by senior cabinet minister.
Philippa Hawker Made In France, a film whose provocative poster includes an image of the Eiffel Tower made in part out of an AK-47 assault rifle, will not be released as planned this week.
Peter Hannam As global temperatures in this super El Nino year march ever higher, there's one certainty in the chancy world of weather prediction: 2015 will be the hottest year ever recorded.
Kelly Dennett An Auckland man has admitted he was "gullible" when his partner pretended she was in labour and came home from hospital with a baby.