Prospects are firming that the El Nino event taking hold will mean a drier Australia, with conditions in the Indian Ocean likely to reinforce those in the Pacific, the Bureau of Meteorology said.
Philip Wen China signals ambitions for a greater naval presence further from its shores with the unveiling of a new military strategy white paper.
Chris Zappone In the search to find the high-paying jobs and industries of the future, Neil deGrasse Tyson has an idea for a novel solution. How about a militarised space race to Mars?
A waterspout uprooted an inflatable jumping castle with three children inside it on a Florida beach on Monday, sending it flying above palm trees, across a carpark and over four lanes of traffic, police said.
Michael Koziol Two-year-old Claudia Chaudhary was not thrilled during a visit to the White House, throwing a tantrum on the floor of the Red Room. The photograph went viral.
A woman who pushed her dead three-year-old son on a playground swing for up to a day before she was found would never have done anything intentionally to harm her child, the woman's mother claims.
Nick O'Malley The Singing and Praying band is a great and almost unknown American sacred music tradition. The roots and the music of the few remaining bands stretch back in time and place across the American South to West Africa.
Lindsay Murdoch "They are tainting the image of the country along with pushing their life into danger."
Michael Koziol A 16-year-old girl has been bashed and burned to death in a public lynching in Guatemala captured on video.
Lindsay Murdoch Malaysian authorities have reportedly discovered 30 mass graves believed to contain the bodies of hundreds of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis near Malaysia's border with Thailand.
THE popular ABC TV show Gardening Australia visited Lalor Park Community Garden recently.
STANHOPE Gardens will be served a smashing 16-court regional tennis centre which is expected to open next March.