A young Australian doctor has appeared in an Islamic State propaganda video calling on medical "brothers and sisters" from around the world to come to Syria to join the "Jihad for Islam" against the West.
The head of privacy at the secretive Google X facility was one of the 18 people killed in an avalanche at Mount Everest, triggered by the Nepal earthquake. Hundreds of foreign nationals are also feared dead or are missing.
Turkish officials and world leaders marked the World War I Allied Gallipoli campaign, a bloody battle won by the Ottoman Empire. Armenia has accused Ankara of deliberately bringing the remembrance forward to overshadow Armenian genocide commemorations.
Drones and dinosaurs may seem like an unlikely combination, but scientists in Australia are using present-day technology to track pre-historic footprints. The prints were laid in Western Australia about 130 million years ago.
Australia has again declared war on Indigenous people, reminiscent of the brutality that brought global condemnation on apartheid South Africa. Aboriginal people are to be driven from homelands where their communities have lived for thousands of years.
Australian scientists have used an experimental cancer drug to completely cure hundreds of mice suffering from chronic hepatitis B. The treatment is now being trialed on humans, and could be used to cure diseases like HIV and drug-resistant tuberculosis.
Police divers have retrieved a fourth body following the ‘once-in-a-decade’ storm that began pounding Australia on Monday. The powerful storm has destroyed homes, left 200,000 residences without power and caused damage bills in the millions.
Australia and Iran have agreed to share intelligence to combat Islamic State militants fighting in the Middle East. The arrangement was made in Tehran during a visit by Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop.