"Please help us," came the cry from a people smuggler's boat carrying hundreds of frail and distressed Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar.
Philip Dorling The US military plans to station B-1 strategic bombers and surveillance aircraft in Australia as part of efforts to deter Chinese ambitions in the South China Sea, a senior US government official has revealed in comments later downplayed by the Australian government.
Lindsay Murdoch An Australian who has been accused in the Philippines of providing money, mobile telephones and free education to Filipino teenagers in exchange for sex, claims he has been set-up by a former girlfriend.
Nick Miller London: The British teenager who allegedly planned an attack on a Melbourne Anzac Day parade will go on trial in August, after a judge fast-tracked the case due to the defendant's young age.
Lindsay Murdoch Malaysia has turned away a boat carrying 500 Rohingyas and Bangladeshis amid warnings that pushing migrants and asylum seekers back out to sea could lead to their deaths.
Jewel Topsfield The discredited 'two-finger' test is to determine if the hymen is intact in order to recruit 'the best people both physically and mentally'.
Lisa Visentin Whenever the demure world of Britain's aristocracy collides with its notoriously confrontational press pack, eyebrows are inevitably raised.
Nick Miller Prince Charles lobbied extensively for farmers, complained about restrictions on the sale of herbal remedies, and hit out against the 'badger lobby' in a series of secret letters to then prime minister Tony Blair and other government figures.
Nicky Phillips The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 aircraft has found a previously unknown shipwreck at the bottom of the Indian Ocean.
Lindsay Murdoch A 15-year-old Rohingya asylum seeker has told how he is stranded with dead people on a fishing trawler that Malaysia and Thailand are refusing to allow to come ashore.
Every sinew in Cooper Cronk's body came together in one perfect whole once again.
The first State of Orgin game in any series is intense.