The death of Matiullah Khan creates a frightening power vacuum in the Afghan province that the Australian Defence Force could not tame.
Megan Levy Monica Lewinksy has delivered a powerful speech about the devastating effects of online harassment, describing herself as "patient zero" in the online bullying crisis.
Josephine Tovey United States President Barack Obama has floated the idea of introducing mandatory voting, highlighting Australia's experience and saying the change could be "transformative" for his nation, where as less than half of eligible people vote in some elections.
Aaron Schock was seen as one of the rising stars of the Republican Party in the US.
Justin Huggler Plans are being drawn up to build the tallest skyscraper in Europe at a remote spa resort high in the Swiss Alps.
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Shane Cowlishaw As Cyclone Pam ripped at the roof of Manua School, a group of men, women and children pulled desperately on electrical cable keeping them from harm.
Lucy Cormack The Amazon rainforest has long been a vital sink for the world’s greenhouse gases, but new research shows the amount of carbon absorbed by the Amazon’s trees has dropped by almost one-third in the last 10 years.
Nick Miller A slick, wildly popular Russian propaganda video that casts Russians as heroic invaders was secretly funded by the Russian Orthodox Church, its makers have claimed.
Michael Bachelard Indonesian children have been filmed wielding assault rifles at a school for jihad as Islamic State tries to attract new recruits.