Thousands of people crammed into boats and army trucks have fled their homes in Serbia and Bosnia after record rainfall turned the Sava River into a deadly torrent and caused the worst floods in more than a century.
A Sydney jihadi wanted on terrorism offences has issued an extraordinary statement, threatening a terrorist attack on Australian soil and claiming he would have carried out one, had he not left for the battlefields in Syria and Iraq last year.
An Australian journalist had a machinegun pointed at his head during a terrifying run-in with a pro-Russian rebel near the crash site of flight HM17 overnight.
Gammy, a six-month-old baby abandoned by his Australian parents, could die because his impoverished Thai surrogate mother cannot pay for medical treatment for his congenital heart condition.
For the past two months, a mysterious woman, shrouded in flowing black robes from head to toe, has been walking through the southern states of the US.
Thailand's junta has moved to weaken the powers of politicians and reinforced its tight control of the country, appointing a military-dominated interim legislature.
Hours of pain-staking negotiations with Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels pared the time that the first Australian investigators – just two of them – could spend at the MH17 crash site to just 85 minutes.
More than a few observers have noted the similarities between the flag of Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine and the Confederate battle flag of the US Civil War.
It is fair to say most adults post-25 will struggle (at some point) with growing older, but there probably aren't many who have taken the news quite as badly as Sadie Miller.
Four donkeys lay dead at the gate of the Jabalia Elementary Girls School in Gaza, the first indication of the bloody human toll inside.