Thousands of people crammed into boats and army trucks have fled their homes in Serbia and Bosnia after record rainfall turned the Sava River into a deadly torrent and caused the worst floods in more than a century.
Hours of pain-staking negotiations with Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels pared the time that the first Australian investigators – just two of them – could spend at the MH17 crash site to just 85 minutes.
Gammy, a six-month-old baby abandoned by his Australian parents, could die because his impoverished Thai surrogate mother cannot pay for medical treatment for his congenital heart condition.
More than a few observers have noted the similarities between the flag of Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine and the Confederate battle flag of the US Civil War.
A Sydney jihadi wanted on terrorism offences has issued an extraordinary statement, threatening a terrorist attack on Australian soil and claiming he would have carried out one, had he not left for the battlefields in Syria and Iraq last year.
It is fair to say most adults post-25 will struggle (at some point) with growing older, but there probably aren't many who have taken the news quite as badly as Sadie Miller.
Four donkeys lay dead at the gate of the Jabalia Elementary Girls School in Gaza, the first indication of the bloody human toll inside.
China has formally indicted Uighur scholar and rights advocate Ilham Tohti on charges of separatism – a crime that carries a potential death sentence.
A German fisherman who found the world’s oldest message in a bottle floating in the Baltic Sea has been thwarted in his attempts to sell the treasure on eBay.
One hundred years later the ghosts of World War I still linger.