There was no Labor Party-style nail-tearing brawling, no leaks and backbench stalking. As leadership changes go, it was polite and well-mannered.
South Korean authorities are still searching for about 290 people missing after a ferry capsized in the country's south.
Karpal Singh, a veteran Malaysian opposition leader and lawyer who led campaigns against the death penalty, has been killed in a car accident. He was 73.
At least one of the two Australian suspected Islamic militants killed in a US drone strike in Yemen late last year had spent time in a terrorist training camp.
Boston police are investigating two unattended backpacks left near the finish line of the Boston Marathon following a ceremony marking the first anniversary since the bombings which killed three people and injured dozens.
Oscar Pistorius armed himself “with the sole purpose” of shooting Reeva Steenkamp dead and has since been so overcome by what he has done because he “intended to kill her”.
Reuters' international news agency has a won Pulitzer prize for exposing the violent persecution of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority while an Australian journalist and his Thai colleague face jail for their coverage of the same story.
DUNCAN, Oklahoma, April 14 AP - A fourth person has been charged in the death of Australian baseball player Christopher Lane in southern Oklahoma.
It's day 23 in the trial of Oscar Pistorius for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius was accused of using emotional outbursts to avoid difficult questions, changing his defence and screaming at his girlfriend to “get the f--- out” of his home the night he shot and killed her in what was a torrid sixth day of evidence at his murder trial.
Photos of what was making news this week in regional WA.