The reality TV star, developer, billionaire and serial bankrupt Donald Trump has announced his candidacy for president, finally and completely obliterating any hopes the Republican Party's elders had of running a short and dignified primary race.
Nick O'Malley Presidential candidate Jeb Bush is the brother of President George W Bush. They are the sons of President George H W Bush. How do they compare?
Jewel Topsfield and Amilia Rosa Photographs of thousands of US dollars handed to six people smugglers have been provided to Fairfax Media by Indonesian police as proof of bribery by Australian officials.
Nick Miller It's the 'selfie' that, according to VICE news, proves beyond argument that Russia sent soldiers to fight in Ukraine.
Gareth Hutchens The International Monetary Fund has warned that the gap between rich and poor in advanced economies is now at its highest level in decades, making widening income inequality the "defining challenge of our time".
Daniel Flitton A protest on Nauru has disrupted a sitting of the tiny Pacific nation's parliament, with police attempting to barricade off a large crowd outside the building.
Michael Koziol The fight is on to stop an annual Chinese event which is expected to involve the slaughter of more than 10,000 dogs.
Recordings of people calling for help sound nearly hysterical in 911 calls following a two separate shark attacks that cost young people limbs in the same US town in North Carolina.
Sam Sherwood Hisham Almansi was attempting to slaughter a cow at the meat processing factory when he was crushed by a hydraulic door. The incident left him in a coma with a broken back, two broken femurs, two broken ribs and damage to his lungs, liver and stomach.
Nick Miller Julia Gillard has advised Hillary Clinton to "call out" the inevitable sexist attacks on her early in her run for president, because otherwise they will just get worse.