Shocked and heart-broken family and friends are tonight paying tribute to Campbell Paterson.
After a witness admitted to lying in court, two American men have been set free 39 years after being sent to prison.
The man known as Australia's most corrupt politician has finally been charged.
Somalia's Shabab Islamists say they executed 28 non-Muslim passengers on a bus in Kenya in revenge for police raids on mosques in Mombasa.
A window washer in San Francisco fell 11 storeys to what would have been a near-instant death, though a passing car below broke his fall.
Two great white sharks caught in nets off Australia's most popular beach have reignited the debate about how effective they really are.
United States President Barack Obama has made his move on one of the most controversial issues in the US: illegal immigration.
Torben Akel takes the political pulse of Tonga ahead of the country's second election since democratic reforms were introduced.
Six people have been arrested after a protest in Ferguson, ahead of a report from a grand jury on the killing of an unarmed black teenager.
Right-to-die campaigner Brittany Maynard, a terminal cancer sufferer who ended her life three weeks ago, features in a new video calling for her campaign to continue.
Officials are making contingency plans for students and teachers ahead of a grand jury decision on whether to indict a police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
A new blast of lake-effect snow has pounded the New York state city of Buffalo.
Hackers have accessed household webcams, baby monitors and CCTV cameras with footage appearing online on a website in Russia, Britain's privacy watchdog warns.
The world's tallest roller coaster is set to open in Florida in 2017 and will stand 160m tall.
Drones and robots could be about to change the way emergency services respond to natural disasters.
The day after a bloody assault on a Jerusalem synagogue, Israel has demolished the home of a Palestinian behind a deadly car attack which killed a young woman and a baby.
A massive snowstorm has left at least seven people dead, stranded motorists and cancelled flights in the northeastern United States.
Channel 4's Alex Thomson describes how the fear of Ebola has been "penetrated into West African society in the form of pop songs".
The man who was jointly awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize hopes he will see the end of child slavery in his lifetime.
Secret mafia initiation rites have been caught on camera for the first time by Italian police, who have arrested 40 suspected gangsters in raids across the country's north.
Student protestors in Hong Kong have stormed the legislative assembly smashing down the doors.
The much-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline is a project Republicans claim is step one in their plan for enhanced US energy production.
After an attack the left four dead Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is facing an ongoing wave of terror.
Saudi Arabia has built a border fence almost 1000km long in the hope of keeping Islamic State militants out of the country.
One of the ocean's top predators might be a meteorologist's best friend when it comes to storm predictions.
Mankind's first-ever probe of a comet found traces of organic molecules and a surface much harder than imagined, scientists say.
Two Palestinians armed with a gun and meat cleavers burst into a Jerusalem synagogue and killed four Israelis before being shot dead in the city's bloodiest attack in years.
Two Palestinians armed with a gun and axes have attacked a Jerusalem synagogue, killing four Israelis.
Merchant ships picked up more than 2500 illegal migrants from the dangerous Mediterranean Sea at the weekend.
The parents of US aid worker Peter Kassig who was beheaded by IS jihadist say they are "battered" after the death of their son.
Residents and police in Missouri are bracing for violence as they await a jury decision over whether to press charges against a white policeman who killed an unarmed black teen.
Dutch officials are checking poultry farms for a highly infectious strain of bird flu and British authorities have also reported an outbreak at a duck breeding farm.
An elephant in Thailand trampled its handler to death and ran off with a pair of Russian tourists still clinging to its back.
Residents of Ferguson, the St Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot dead by a white police officer, are bracing for more riots.
More than 80,000 people have signed a petition to stop a self-styled pick-up artist being allowed into the UK.
One of the world's top counter-terrorism experts says he's 100 percent certain there will be a terrorist attack on Australian soil.
Accelerated Ebola clinical trials will be launched in West Africa, Doctors Without Borders says.
IS has released an audio recording it says is of chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, rumoured to have been killed in an airstrike.
The European Space Agency has published the first image taken from the surface of a comet, and said that its Philae lander is still "stable".
A restaurant in the US state of Louisiana has taken a novel, if not controversial, approach to increasing its customer base.
Hostilities between Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Russian President Vladimir Putin have taken a new twist.
An American woman faked intoxication while another person filmed the events that later unfolded down Hollywood Boulevard.
Tension between Russia and Australia appears to be rising ahead of this weekend's G20 summit - four Russian warships are reportedly steaming towards Brisbane.
At least one window washer is trapped in scaffolding dozens of storeys up the new One World Trade Center building in New York.
Ukraine says it is readying for fresh combat operations in the war-torn east as NATO backed claims that Moscow has poured military hardware across the border.
The diplomatic tension between Russia and Australia appears to be rising ahead of this weekend's G20 summit in Brisbane.
The last known Ebola patient in the United States, a New York doctor, has been released from hospital after being declared cured.
The final countdown is approaching for one of the most audacious space adventures ever - the European Space Agency's attempt to land a probe on a comet.
The captain of the South Korean ferry that sank in April with the loss of more than 300 lives has been jailed for 36 years despite being acquitted of murder.
Sierra Leone has recorded its highest number of Ebola deaths in one day.
An Israeli woman has been killed and two others wounded after a Palestinian stabbed them outside a West Bank settlement.
Former British soldier John Harris was in Berlin on August 13, 1961 AAA the night East German troops began erecting the wall that would divide the city for 28 years.
Queen Elizabeth II has led Britain in paying silent tribute to the Commonwealth war dead on Remembrance Sunday, made particularly poignant this year on the WWI centenary.
Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller have marked their first full day of freedom, returning to the United States after being imprisoned in North Korea.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who grew up in East Berlin, says the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago should inspire hope for people in war-torn countries.
An imposter managed to jump on stage to join X Factor UK contestants 'Stereo Kicks' during their performance last night on the television show.
The disappearance of 43 Mexican students has led to an investigation of drug violence after gang members confessed to burning the bodies.
Prince Charles showed his funny side in a tribute to an Australian TV host and an interview that went horribly wrong.
Festivities under the banner Courage for Freedom recall the peaceful revolution that led authorities to finally open the Berlin Wall after 28 years.