Indonesian authorities have refused Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran the right to have a pastor of their choice to witness their executions, outraging their families and Australian diplomats.
Megan Levy Kevin Atwood has been living every parent's nightmare. He knew his son was in Nepal when the earthquake struck, and was forced to wait in agony for word that he was safe.
David Wroe, National Security Correspondent The Islamic State terror group and similar violent jihadist movements are an even greater threat to world order than communism was during the Cold War, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said.
Judith Ireland The Abbott government will spend almost $250 million on a two year nanny trial program, providing funding to about 10,000 children.
Charities have urged Australians to donate to earthquake relief efforts after thousands were killed and many more were injured when a 7.9 magnitude quake struck Nepal.
Rachel Olding He flirted and he was lazy but there was another big flaw in Australian jihadist doctor Tareq Kamleh's character.
Esther Han They owe the biggest amounts on credit cards - and they're the least likely to pay off their balance in full each month.
Judith Ireland Acting Labor leader Tanya Plibersek's push to make Labor MPs vote for same-sex marriage has sent shockwaves through the party with at least one MP promising to cross the floor if they had to support the reform.
Patrick Begley "Champion, you gotta pull a little to the left, you can't keep to the middle of the road", Bosnich told the cyclist after winding his car window down.
Lindsay Murdoch Filipina is the only woman among nine death row convicts who are scheduled to be executed soon.