- Has Russia changed its tone toward Donald Trump?
Russians celebrated at the thought of a White House that did not involve Democrat Hillary Clinton, but in the month following Donald Trump's inauguration it's clear that they're no longer "jumping down the aisles".
- Unscarred Aussie side able to thrive in India, Smith says
The fresh faces in the Australian side are key to capitalising on the momentum against India, Steve Smith says.
- Former Wallabies player James O'Connor arrested in Paris
Australia rugby union international James O'Connor is arrested in Paris on suspicion of attempting to buy cocaine.
- Indonesian woman 'paid $120' for Kim Jong-nam's assassination
An Indonesian woman detained in Malaysia in connection with the assassination of Kim Jong-nam says she was paid about $120 to take part in what she thought was a prank television show.
- Iraqi forces push deeper into Mosul as civilians flee, 'most dangerous phase' about to begin
US-backed Iraqi forces push deeper into western Mosul, advancing in several populated southern districts after punching through the defences of Islamic State's last major urban stronghold in Iraq.
- Batman v Superman and Hillary's America top Razzies
Superhero blockbuster Batman v Superman and documentary Hillary's America are bestowed with a tying four "honours" at Hollywood's hall of shame — the annual Razzies anti-awards show.
- RSL NSW council stands down amid police investigation
The entire RSL NSW council is stood aside from their positions while an investigation over several alleged financial scandals takes place.
- Indonesia's Widodo urges businesses to invest outside traditional locations
Indonesian President Joko Widodo hears first-hand the challenges Australian businesses face in investing in his country during Sydney visit.
- Are selective schools the best place for gifted students?
Plans for a new academy for gifted kids in Victoria would help many students thrive, writes Erin Stewart. But for others, selective schools can be pressure cookers.
- Dan Vickerman's death a tragic reminder of need to discuss mental wellbeing
Australian athletes emphasise the need for more support at a younger age to help sports stars move on when their careers end, saying Dan Vickerman's death is a tragic reminder of the need to focus more on mental health.
- Victorian Speaker, Deputy Speaker resign over second residence controversy
The Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Victorian Parliament resign over a controversial second residence allowance, with Telmo Languiller saying he should pay for his "error of judgement".
- White House bars major outlets from press briefing
News organisations including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico are barred from joining an informal, on-the-record White House press briefing.
- Rio revellers question odd opening ceremony of iconic Carnival
Revellers across Brazil begin Carnival celebrations, taking to the streets to dance and blow off steam at a time of economic angst and fury with politicians over a sprawling corruption scandal.