"To try to demand from the government in Belgrade to make a choice: whether you are with Russia or you with the West well, it is to step on the same rake as in the Ukrainian crisis"
Russian foreign minister
"In principle - the requirement of choice, either you are with Russia or you are with the West, this is the Middle Ages."
Russian Foreign Minister
"The indictment alleges that the Russian conspirators want to promote discord in the United States and undermine public confidence in democracy"
US Deputy Attorney General
"A workday in Algeria doesn’t pay for your dinner. Here one day almost covers me for a month."
"If they impose another Cold War on us, we have a much better chance of winning it than last time."
Head of Russia’s Council on Foreign and Defense Policy
"The use of robots and artificial intelligence within the military might make the whole world more unstable."
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Former NATO Secretary General
"I do not expect to be robbed of my youth and my life, I am going to throw myself into the sea with the migrants, without returning."
"Ministers, regardless of whether they are married or single, must not engage in sexual relations with staff"
Australian Prime Minister
A shower of "golf-ball" sized hailstones caused damage when they fell on Melbourne
Uncovering serious failings across institutions, an Australian inquiry into child abuse recommends the Catholic Church remove its requirement for celibacy
Under new laws, child sex offenders are no longer able to travel freely out of Australia.
The third leg of the Volvo Ocean Race has begun as the teams sail more than 6,000 nautical miles through the Southern Ocean to reach the Australian city of Melbourne
The Australian ambassador to France popped the question in a video posted on social media
Only four MPs voted against the move.
Thailand's police have arrested four members of the biker group Hells Angels Thailand in relation to drug offences.
Victorian MP Tim Wilson proposed to his partner, Ryan Bolger, during Question Time in Parliament
Australia's Senate passes same-sex marriage law, dismissing conservative efforts to let religious objectors refuse to provide wedding services to gay couples
CCTV footage has captured the moment a woman narrowly avoids being hit by a train in Melbourne thanks to three police officers pulling her off the tracks in time.
Papua New Guinea
Many refugees are hiding or refusing to leave the Australian-run camp on Manus Island
Belgium's Thierry Neuville clinched his fourth victory of the season in Australia to secure the runners-up position in the FIA World Rally Championship as torrential rain added drama to the last day of the last race.
The “driving force” behind rock band AC/DC, Malcolm Young, has died, aged 64 after suffering from dementia.
Australia has taken the first step towards recognising same-sex marriage.
Australia beat Honduras 3-1 on aggregate to book place in Russia for fourth World Cup in a row.
Thousands celebrate at a rally in Sydney afer Australians vote overwhelmingly for legislation supporting same-sex marriage
Officials declare the results of a nationwide postal survey after years of fierce public and political debate
"It is game on in Bennelong"
Papua New Guinea
Refugees refused to leave the Manus Island camp two weeks ago, despite power and water being cut off
Papua New Guinea
Manus Island asylum-seekers get a 24-hour reprieve from eviction from the Papua New Guinea camp