The Reserve Bank has been urged to examine potential anti-competitive behaviour in the emerging card-free payments market amid claims the banks have frozen out newcomer Apple Pay.
Philip Wen Canada's Miss World contestant has been denied entry into China in an apparent retaliation against her outspoken advocacy for human rights in the country.
Philip Wen China has declared that it plans to establish a military facility in Djibouti, a strategically important country on the Horn of Africa, which would apparently be the first permanent presence overseas for China's military and a sign of the growing reach of its navy.
Nick Miller French citizens kept their sangfroid after the Paris attacks, but for it to last security at home and efforts to defeat Islamic State abroad are key.
Andrew Wu Mitchell Starc is facing a lengthy period on the sidelines due to a stress fracture in his right foot.
Daniel Flitton Bright headscarves and shy smiles, these Muslim mothers stand on the new frontline of Australia's online battle against the violent and ideological extremists of Islamic State.
Malcolm Knox As sure as night follows day, there would be a tinge of anticlimax in the first session of the third Test match.
David Wroe "Let's be realistic. Not many people are going to ring up the [national security] hotline and dob in a son."
A week in photos from award-winning Sydney Morning Herald photographers.
Tony Wright The Senate has rejected the government's proposed Shipping Legislation Amendment Bill which would have allowed foreign flagged ships paying third-world wages to undercut Australian-flagged ships on the domestic cargo trade.