A dozen tourists and tour guides have been killed by Egyptian security forces in what has been described as an accident.
Jewel Topsfield The Indonesian government has ruled out evacuating residents from Sumatra despite media reports of deaths from respiratory illnesses due to crisis levels of pollution from forest fires.
John Garnaut Under China's political crackdown, security forces have been targeting dissidents' families, including children studying overseas.
John Elder There's no closing time at the Arctic and Antarctic. Is this what draws ageing travellers again and again?.
Nick O'Malley Father Terry wanted New Orleans to notice the people buried in the city's murder statistics and names, he realised, added substance to numbers.
Kristina Davis A former University of Southern California football player accused of being a link in an Australian drug-trafficking and money-laundering operation has been ordered to remain behind bars without bail.
Peter Hannam Burning all available fossil fuels would "eliminate" the giant ice sheets of Antarctica and lift sea levels by 58 metres, enough to inundate major coastal cities, according to US and Europe-based researchers.
Kelsey Munro South Korean President Park Geun-hye was the only Western-ally to attend China's massive World War II parade. The rationale behind the warming ties has many in Asia scratching their heads.
Michael Koziol "It's the most creative place on Earth," says Bondi's Shay Koren of Nevada's Burning Man festival. "It's about people being their most beautiful and using the desert as a canvas for their mind to create and then to participate."