A senior female Pakistani politician has been shot dead outside her home in the city of Karachi.
Thousands of protesters have rallied in Rome against the policies of Italy's new coalition government.
A Facebook hate-page vilifying Tasmanian teachers has sparked fresh concerns about the way young people use social media.
A Saudi Arabian woman has scaled the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, in a first for the conservative Muslim kingdom where women's sports are severely restricted.
Hoarding, gambling and marijuana withdrawal are among the newly-expanded disorders contained in a revision of a leading psychiatric manual.
The $25 million revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual happens only once in a generation and comes after nearly two decades of debate, deliberation and change in clinical practice.
A 58-year-old hiker who spent five days in bushland north-west of Sydney has been rescued by emergency services.