Kevin Rudd's chances for the top job at the United Nations have been dealt a blow by experts, who say there is a stronger candidate who ticks all the right boxes.
Lindsay Murdoch When Associated Press revealed last month that thousands of foreign workers were enslaved on fishing boats sending catches through Thailand to the world's fish markets, the country's military ruler pledged to prosecute those responsible amid an outcry from the US seafood and retail industries.
Tom Decent Russian President Vladamir Putin has responded to four hours worth of questions from almost three million submitted by Russians citizens in an annual marathon TV call-in-show.
Philip Wen The 71-year-old journalist was detained before the 25th anniversary of the suppression of pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square.
Peter Hannam A striking satellite photograph of New Zealand shows how south-westerly winds transform the Land of the Long White Cloud into islands of sunshine surrounded by a barrier of cloud.
Tom Allard As the condemned Bali Nine pair reach the unwanted milestone of a decade in prison, the brutal decapitation of two Indonesian maids in two by Saudi Arabia has rekindled debate about Indonesia's death penalty double standard.
An extreme hunter has become the target of a social media backlash after a photo of her posing beside a dead giraffe was tweeted by comedian Ricky Gervais.
It's the misspellings that fly beneath the spell-check radar that can hurt you the most.
Vince Chadwick and Nick Miller Former classmates and neighbours of accused murderer Vincent Stanford have recalled a troubled boy who was once suspended from primary school after being involved in a "serious" incident.
Nick Miller A fragment of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 will be put on display despite investigators seeking all debris to find out why it crashed.