China's escalators have claimed another victim after a cleaner's leg was shredded in a shopping centre in Shanghai, the third such documented incident in that country within a week.
Colin Cosier on Reunion Island and Philip Wen More debris continues to wash up on Reunion Island at an alarming rate.
Peter Hannam If you're grumbling about the extended cold across southern Australia this winter, spare a thought for people in the Middle East who are sweltering through heat that's rarely been recorded before.
Karl Quinn The atrocities in Afghanistan are very real, says an Australian artist and filmmaker who works there, but the villains are not who you'd expect.
Ruth Pollard An Egyptian court has adjourned until August 29 the verdict in the case against three Al-Jazeera journalists, including Australian Peter Greste, prolonging the fear and uncertainty for the reporters and their families.
Colin Cosier, Georgina Mitchell, Lindsay Murdoch The door of a plane has reportedly washed up on the same island where part of a wing, suspected to be wreckage from missing flight MH370, was discovered this week.
Lindsay Murdoch Aviation experts are gathering in France to examine a barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian island last Wednesday.
Leesha McKenny He is a supreme leader of the one of the world's most oppressive regimes, which claims to have recently found a cure for AIDS, Ebola and cancer.
Ruth Pollard John Kerry's visit to Cairo seems likely to focus on security at the expense of Egypt's many human rights problems.
Lindsay Murdoch Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has widened a crackdown on his critics as he fights to hold on to power amid corruption allegations.