- No room for renegotiating emissions target in Paris: Bishop
As Malcolm Turnbull flies home following talks with world leaders in Paris, his deputy Julie Bishop is on the defensive amid backbench criticism over climate policy.
- Families to help ID bodies found in surfers' torched van
Mexican authorities say they are trying to piece together the movements of two missing Australian surfers whose van was found burnt with bodies inside.
- Crocs snapped in waterhole death match
Two saltwater crocodiles are photographed in a duel to the death in a remote Queensland waterhole.
- Jury fails to reach verdict in trial of Robert Xie
The trial of a Sydney man charged with murdering five members of his extended family ends with a hung jury.
- House prices fall in five out of eight capital cities: report
Home prices fell by 1.5 per cent across Australia's capital cities over the month of November, according to a new report by CoreLogic RP Data.
- Japan resumes whaling in Southern Ocean
Japan will send off its whaling fleet to kill hundreds of Minke whales in the Southern Ocean, under a plan devised by the government to skirt around last year's international court ruling.
- Turkey downed Russian warplane to defend IS oil supplies: Putin
Turkey's decision to down a Russian warplane on the Syrian border was dictated by a desire to defend Islamic State oil supplies to Turkey, Vladimir Putin says.
- Live: Coalition shelves Medicare Safety Net budget savings
The Government has decided to "pause" negotiations on $266 million in budget savings from changes to the Medicare Safety Net.
- US scientists, activists call for ban on 'designer babies' gene modification
US scientists and activists call for a global ban on the genetic modification of human embryos, warning the technology could have an irreversible impact on humanity and "is a line we must not cross".
- Women fat-shamed on London Tube by 'Overweight Haters Ltd'
Women are being body-shamed on the Tube in London, with one posting a picture on Twitter of a card she was given that calls her a "fat, ugly human".
- NSW HIV trial aims to eliminate transmissions by 2020
Almost 4,000 people are to be given daily drugs as part of a landmark HIV-prevention trial which aims to "virtually eliminate" the spread of the disease within five years.
- 1 in 10 teaching students fail numeracy, literacy exam
Results from a trial examining the literacy and numeracy skills of teaching students show about 10 per cent fail to meet required standards.