The Taliban in the Afghanistan province where Australians fought and died have forced the shutdown of dozens of health clinics.
Michael Koziol, Legal affairs reporter A train carriage was scrawled with obscene graffiti and rocks were thrown into a home flying rainbow flags.
Fergus Hunter The Equality Campaign says the text messages it blasted out across Australia over the weekend drove 170,000 people to click through and seek information on the same-sex marriage postal survey.
Steven Trask The milestone announcement was made 50 years after Australia entered the space race.
Megan Gorrey A Canberra man who caused an explosion outside the Australian Christian Lobby offices has died by suicide.
Michael Bachelard When David Stephens' elderly mother Jyl fell in December, it seemed to be the start of a new family tradition.
Nicole Hasham The looming gas crisis is three times worse than previously thought, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says, ordering gas giants and state governments to shore up gas supplies to east coast consumers or face strict export limits.
Kate Aubusson Doctors are ordering too many unnecessary X-rays for children with breathing problems or tummy aches, medical experts say.
Mark Kenny, National Affairs Editor Malcolm Turnbull needs a lot to go right between now and the end of the year, if he is to maximise his slim chances of recovery through 2018.
Tigers fans breathe sigh of relief ahead of Saturday's match.