- First MH17 victims arrive in the Netherlands
The bodies of the first victims from a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine last week have arrived at a military base in the Netherlands.
Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop joined the Dutch King and Queen and prime minister Mark Rutte to receive the bodies.
A military guard of honour stood to attention as a trumpeter played The Last Post, the military funeral call for people killed in war.
After a minute's silence - observed in stations, factories, offices and streets across this stunned nation - servicemen from all four branches of the Dutch military boarded the Dutch Hercules C-130 and Australian Boeing C-17 to carry the coffins to 40 waiting hearses lined up on the runway.
- Live: Glasgow Commonwealth Games opening ceremony
The Queen joins Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle at the opening ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
- Plane crashes on landing in Taiwan, killing dozens
A TransAsia Airways plane has crashed while attempting an emergency landing in Taiwan, killing 47 people.
- Israeli colonel questions how children could be killed in Gaza strike
An Israeli military spokesman says the Israeli Defence Force should have been able to tell that four boys it killed on a Gaza beach last week were not Hamas operatives.
- Court scathing of officials over state care abuse 'horror story'
The public servant responsible for wards of the state breached her duty to care for some of Victoria's most vulnerable children, a court says.
- Australian Richard Flanagan on Man Booker Prize long list
Australian author Richard Flanagan has made a long list of 13 for the 2014 Man Booker Prize, the first year the prestigious literary award has been open to all authors writing in English and published in the United Kingdom.
- Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdose: coroner
An inquest in Britain has found Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician and Band Aid founder Bob Geldof, died of a heroin overdose.
- Telstra confirms 670 Australian jobs to go offshore
Telstra has told nearly 700 of its technical staff and contractors in Australia that their jobs will be shifted overseas.
- $680m ASIO building in Canberra remains empty
Staff at Australia's domestic spy agency ASIO have still not moved into their new $680 million headquarters in Canberra a year after it was officially opened.
- Hundreds of women in Australia 'still forced to marry'
Hundreds of women are still being forced into marriage in Australia despite the practice being made illegal just over a year ago, Victorian welfare groups have said.
- Doctors warn against health insurers paying for GP visits
The Australian Medical Association is warning the Federal Government against moving to a system where health insurers, rather than Medicare, pay for GP visits.