- Egypt considers pardon for Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste
Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says he is considering pardoning Australian Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste and one of his colleagues.
- Clive Palmer storms out of interview; says he wants Jacqui Lambie on board
Palmer United Party leader Clive Palmer again abruptly ends a television interview that questioned him on his legal battle with the Chinese government.
- Significant ABC job losses expected following budget cut: Mark Scott
Following a $250 million budget cut, the managing director of the ABC confirms there will be significant job losses focusing on operations and support services rather than programming.
- Asylum seeker boat lands on small Micronesian island trying to get to Australia
A boat has turned up on the small Micronesian island of Yap with 34 asylum seekers on board after reportedly being told by people smugglers they would be transported to Australia from there.
- Ukraine conflict kills 13 people daily: UN report
A UN report finds an average of 13 people are killed daily in eastern Ukraine as NATO reveals its warplanes have scrambled 400 times this year in response to "risky" Russian air activity.
- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange loses arrest warrant appeal
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange loses an appeal against a Swedish warrant for his arrest to be questioned over alleged sex crimes.
- Global October temperatures a record high for month: US
Global temperatures in October, as well as the entire year-to-date, were the planet's hottest on average since record-keeping began in 1880, the US government says.
- Campaign to boycott halal food gains momentum in Australia
A campaign to boycott halal-certified food is gaining momentum across Australia, with groups claiming that certification pushes up prices and the money goes towards funding terrorism.
- Mike Nichols, director of The Graduate, dies aged 83: reports
Nine-time Tony Award winner on Broadway and Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols died on Wednesday aged 83, according to reports.
- Ancient Aboriginal rock art site found in suburban Sydney
An ancient Aboriginal rock art site, believed to be tens of thousands of years old, has been discovered in the suburbs of Sydney.
- Police find cyanide at home of Japanese 'black widow'
Japanese police raid the home of a 67-year-old multi-millionaire arrested on suspicion of poisoning her latest husband, reportedly recovering cyanide from her trash.