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.
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.
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.
China has formally indicted Uighur scholar and rights advocate Ilham Tohti on charges of separatism – a crime that carries a potential death sentence.
A German fisherman who found the world’s oldest message in a bottle floating in the Baltic Sea has been thwarted in his attempts to sell the treasure on eBay.
One hundred years later the ghosts of World War I still linger.
Child protection groups say victims of sexual abuse have been let down by the decision not to appeal the sentence handed down to Rolf Harris.
Working in strife-torn Gaza has exposed United Nations employee Christopher Gunness to the terror of a life lived in the constant shadow of war.