Mr Hobbs was destined to become bear paw soup before an Australian businessman rescued the sun bear cub in Cambodia. Now Mr Hobbs has since safely taken up residence at Taronga Zoo with Mary, his partner who has joined him from Canberra's National Zoo.
At least half the world's energy supply will need to come from low-carbon sources such as wind, solar and nuclear by 2050, as part of the drastic action needed to cut greenhouse gases to relatively safe levels, a United Nations climate change assessment will say.
Those who doubted that Edward Snowden was a traitor were either of the “self-loathing left” or the “anarcho-libertarian right”, Attorney-General George Brandis said during a speech in Washington DC on Tuesday afternoon.
Tony Abbott, who this week is leading Australia’s largest-ever trade mission of more than 600 people as part of his first visit to China as prime minister, will likely continue to tout the endless potential of doing business in China even as the list of Australians who have run into trouble on Chinese soil grows.
As Oscar Pistorius broke down, howled and sobbed in the witness box of his murder trial on Tuesday, only two people appeared unmoved. One was the mother of his girlfriend and victim, Reeva Steenkamp.
Peaches Geldof will be a name long remembered.
Lawyers for Oscar Pistorius will be hoping he slept well as he as he returns to the stand to give evidence about exactly what happened the night he shot and killed his girlfriend almost 15 months ago.
Oscar Pistorius continues to give evidence in the most anticipated stage of the "trial of the century".
His voice trembled, his jaw shook, his tears fell - and Oscar Pistorius told the world he can still smell the blood of the girlfriend he shot and killed 15 months ago.
Taipei: Protesters say they are considering ending their three-week occupation of Taiwan's parliament, after its Speaker intervened to try to end the stand-off over a contentious services trade pact with China.