The five women are among stranded 44 Sri Lankans who were en route to Australia when their boat had engine trouble.
Nick Miller The murder of an MP, the first in more than two decades, was an assault on democracy. But whether is was politically motivated has Britain holding its breath.
Daniel Flitton Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have piled on outrage after Hillary Clinton condemned the weekend slaughter in Orlando and directly linked the oil-rich monarchies to the funding of terrorism.
Paul McGeough US investigators have questioned the wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, before criminal charges could be laid.
Latika Bourke The exposed child abuser also reportedly boasted to have been the first person to book Rolf Harris.
Nick Miller The Brexit battle reached new levels of absurdity on Wednesday, in a naval face-off on the Thames between rival flotillas commanded by Nigel Farage and Bob Geldof.
Paul McGeough Was Orlando gunman Omar Mateen motivated by Islamic extremism or confusion about his own sexuality?
Marika Dobbin An alligator has dragged a child into the water near Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Orlando, Florida.
Peter Holley A Republican from Tennesse increased his giveaway to two assault weapons after the Orlando tragedy.
Philip Wen Australian businessman Matthew Ng, dubbed the country's first Chinese political prisoner by his supporters, has been granted early release from prison 18 months after his landmark transfer from the mainland.