World headlines with summaries.
Japanese whaling ships have departed for this year's Antarctic hunt, despite international opposition. (AUDIO)
Russia has accused Turkey of shooting down its warplane near the border with Syria in order to protect its oil trade with the Islamic State (IS) group.
Former Black Cap Chris Cairns has been cleared of perjury and says he's now "off for a beer" to celebrate.
US President Barack Obama has urged negotiators at the UN climate conference in Paris to deliver a meaningful deal because the 'next generation is watching'.
Turkey and European leaders have struck a deal to try to control the flow of migrants to Europe.
Former Black Cap Chris Cairns has been found not guilty of perjury and perverting the course of justice at Southwark Crown Court in London.
Anti-government extremists known as "sovereign citizens" are a potential terrorism threat in Australia, according to a confidential police report.
Hundreds of thousands of people have marched worldwide to demand action to stop climate change.
New photographs of Princess Charlotte, shot by the Duchess of Cambridge, have been released by Kensington Palace.
The suspect in a deadly gun attack on a US family planning clinic said 'no more baby parts' during his arrest, US media report.
Turkey is preparing to return the body of the Russian pilot who was killed after his plane was shot down on the Syrian border.
A mosquito-borne disease that has spread to the Pacific Islands is now reported to damage unborn children.
French climate change activists have been placed under house arrest as world leaders gather in Paris for the United Nations climate talks.
US President Barack Obama has renewed his call for tighter gun control following a deadly shooting at a family planning clinic in Colorado.
A woman has died and another is in an induced coma in hospital after going to an electronic music festival in Sydney, where almost 70 others have been charged with drug offences.
Police in Macedonia fired tear gas and stun grenades at desperate refugees stranded for days at the Greek border, as soldiers began erecting a metal fence to keep them out.
Russia has announced a package of economic sanctions against Turkey over the shooting down of a Russian jet on the Syrian border on Tuesday.
A booby-trapped mass grave containing the bodies of at least 110 people from the minority Yazidi sect has been found in northern Iraq, officials say.
Brazil plans to sue two mining companies for $NZ8 billion in damages caused by the burst of a dam which killed at least 13 people and polluted a major river valley.
Russia has strengthened its anti-aircraft defences in Syria by moving a cruiser towards the coast and deploying new missiles at its main base.