One of the men travelling on a missing Malaysian Airlines jetliner was an Iranian believed to be seeking asylum.
Whistle blower Edward Snowden details how NZ and other countries were instructed by US on how to get around impediments to mass surveillance.
A Swedish journalist was shot to death while he was talking to a translator Tuesday on a street in Kabul.
A suspected al Qaeda militant was killed in a drone strike in Yemen's central Maarib province.
A Queenslander bitten by a deadly eastern brown snake grabbed a beer to wait for the ambulance.
A US judge has stopped the destruction of millions of telephone records collected by the NSA.
An English "hoarder" kept his dead mother in a freezer for six months so he could keep claiming her benefits.
Rockets found aboard intercepted cargo ship believed destined for Gaza - in striking range of Israeli cities.
Uganda's recent law change is driving gay people further into the shadows.
We now know Schapelle Corby's first words after her release from jail. And they're a little strange.
In a busy office when email goes down, it's the IT manager that gets the flack. Shane Robb from Simpson Grierson talks about how he was able to catch a break.