- Ferry sinking sparks anger, agony for South Korean parents
Anger is growing among grieving parents and relatives as confusion and conflicting reports emerge about the South Korean ferry disaster which has killed at least 20 people.
Among the 282 people missing are hundreds of teenage school children, believed to be trapped after the ferry sank about 20 kilometres off the south-west coast of the country.
The anger has been fuelled by confusion over the number of survivors; on Wednesday officials said the majority of the passengers had been rescued, but these figures have since been revised.
- Royals to visit Bear Cottage children's hospice
The Royal couple's visit to Bear Cottage on Good Friday is designed to raise awareness of the children's hospice, which is the only one of its kind in NSW and one of only two in Australia.
- Baird elected unopposed as NSW Premier
NSW Premier Mike Baird has promised to restore confidence in the State Government after being elected unopposed as Barry O'Farrell's successor.
Mr Baird was elected as the state's 44th Premier by the Liberals' party room after Barry O'Farrell's shock resignation yesterday. Both Mr Baird and deputy leader Gladys Berejiklian were sworn in on Thursday evening.
"The community has spoken. They do have concerns and we will, in coming days and weeks, have more to say about additional measures to bring that confidence back in government," Mr Baird said.
- Senior Navy officer loses command over OSB incursions into Indonesian waters
A senior Navy officer has been stripped of his command, another will be sanctioned and others counselled over their involvement in incursions into Indonesian waters last summer while enforcing the Government's asylum seeker boats policy.
- Bluefin-21 completes first scan of seabed
A deep-sea drone has completed its much-anticipated first full scan of the seabed in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
- Research investigations mounting for embattled UNSW professor
Millions of dollars in research money for the University of New South Wales has been frozen as multiple investigations into alleged research misconduct are launched.
- Fund for Anzac Centenary celebrations millions of dollars short
A corporate fundraising drive to raise $170 million for the Anzac centenary celebrations is running well short of its target.
The ABC understands just $16,000 of a pledged $80m has been deposited so far.
The Anzac Centenary public fund was established by the Gillard government to raise money from corporate Australia to pay for more than half of the planned 2015 Anzac Centenary commemorative program
- Snowden puts question to Putin during phone-in
Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Ukraine's leaders of committing a "grave crime" by using the army to try to quell unrest in the east of the country, and did not rule out sending in Russian troops.
- Kidnapped Nigerian school girls 'not returned'
Authorities in Nigeria's north-east Borno state have denied a statement by the armed forces which said most of the schoolgirls abducted by Islamist rebels had been freed in a military rescue operation.
- Police charge Vic man over fatal stabbing of partner
Police have arrested a man over the fatal stabbing of his partner in a street in Sunshine in Melbourne's west.
The man handed himself in at the local police station about 10:30 am (AEST).
The attack happened soon after the couple appeared in court yesterday afternoon.