A man arrested in counter-terrorism raids in Melbourne today provided $A12,000 to an American citizen fighting in Syria, police say. A 23-year-old man is in custody. (AUDIO)
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters remain on Hong Kong's streets in defiance of calls to dismantle their camps. Other countries are being warned not to support them. (AUDIO)
The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought according to the London Zoological Society (ZSL) which has just released its new Living Planet Index.
The presumed death toll in the volcanic eruption in Japan has risen to 36, with the discovery of five more bodies. Mount Ontake erupted without warning at the weekend.
Three people have been killed and 18 injured after a monster truck lost control and crashed into the crowd during a stunt show in the Dutch town of Haaksbergen.
Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says a decision on military involvement in Iraq will be made in a matter of days now the prime minister has returned from the United States.
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters are blocking Hong Kong's streets, shutting down the territory's business hub and ignoring appeals to leave.
Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong which began on Friday are spreading, with police using tear gas to disperse thousands of people near the government buildings complex. (AUDIO)
The US-led coalition air strikes have hit Islamic State (IS) targets - a building and two "armed vehicles" - near the besieged Syrian town of Kobane on the border with Turkey.
Two RAF jets have carried out their first combat mission over Iraq since Parliament authorised air strikes targeting Islamic State (IS) militants, the UK Ministry of Defence says.
Rescuers have found 30 lifeless hikers near the peak of Mount Ontake, after Saturday's sudden volcanic eruption. The 3,067 metre volcano is about 200km west of Tokyo.
A civil disobedience pro-democracy movement aiming to paralyse parts of Hong Kong with a massive sit-in has issued its demands as thousands of protesters camp in central Hong Kong.
Hollywood star George Clooney has married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice, in one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the showbusiness year.
A pro-democracy group says it hopes Fiji's reinstatement into the Commonwealth means the newly-elected government will be held accountable for its actions.
The Commonwealth secretary-general says he is impressed by the number of female MPs elected to Fiji's parliament and the fact that the country is to have its first female speaker.
India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, has begun a five-day visit to the United States which he hopes will help mend a troubled relationship.
The former Australian governor-general Quentin Bryce says the gravity and severity of domestic violence in Queensland is far worse than people realise.
The UK parliament has voted to conduct air strikes against Islamic State extremists in Iraq, while Belgium and Denmark have also announced they will take part in the operation.