As actors recreated the execution of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran on an April night in the Dandenong mountains, not all the shivering was from the cold.
Harriet Alexander Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was generous with his gambling spoils, condescending to his girlfriend and strident about his constitutional right to own firearms.
Latika Bourke Two topics dominated conversations at fringe events, parties and dinners at this week's Tory party conference: Boris Johnson and where-to for the centre-right beyond Brexit.
Lindsay Murdoch East Timor's three opposition parties say they are ready to form a parliamentary majority alliance to take office if programs of a newly sworn-in minority government fail to gain support.
Benjamin Millar A Frenchman has earned the ire of Indonesian authorities by filming himself perched on the edge of the crater of active Balinese volcano Mount Agung.
Amrit Dhillon The Jain community is still in shock over a decision by a couple in their early 30s to withdraw from the world.
Matthew Clayfield After the Romanian government banned the hunting of brown bears, wolves and lynx last year, the number of incidents involving bears increased dramatically.
Melissa Cunningham During a time when the risk of nuclear conflict is imminent, the prestigious Nobel peace prize has been awarded to a Melbourne-born advocacy group that established the first treaty to prohibit them.
Nick Miller If Catalonia declares independence from Spain next week - as its leaders say it will - it will not be the first time. And it has never ended well.
Nino Bucci Not long after the final blast from the muzzle of Stephen Paddock's rifle cut through the Las Vegas night, the search for his motive began.