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?
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.
Jewel Topsfield An Australian law firm is preparing a class action on behalf of Indonesian fishermen and seaweed farmers who say their livelihoods were devastated by one of Australia's worst oil disasters.
A teenager in Pennslyvania had her Sweet 16 birthday ruined when a plane dumped faeces all over her party.
Deborah Gough A Sydney resident died after two music festival security guards allegedly handcuffed and dumped him in a reality TV-inspired prank.
David Wroe Australia hopes to ink a deal with Japan this year that would smooth the passage of military personnel into one another's country for joint exercises in a further tightening of strategic bonds amid concern about Chinese ambition in the region.
Nicky Phillips Several hurdles to overcome before the technique can be used to control mosquito populations in the wild