The second interstellar object ever spotted passing through the solar system is a comet that appears quite like those formed in our neighbourhood of the cosmos, providing fresh evidence that other planetary systems may be very similar to our own.
The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades has climbed to 66 as rescuers slog through mud and debris in an increasingly grim search for the missing, and as thousands of homes remain without power or water.
Three "knitting nanna" climate activists have been arrested on the steps of Hobart's Parliament House.
There's one crucial moment when young women and girls at risk of being taken overseas and forced into marriage may be alone at the airport - and that's when they're in the bathroom.
A thirsty traveller has lost a legal case against Emirates airline, after claiming she collapsed on a long-haul flight as a result of being denied enough water.
Senate crossbencher Jacqui Lambie isn't backing away from her threat to vote for union-busting legislation unless John Setka quits.
Lyutyik the polar bear, who was transferred from Australia to Alaska Zoo in 2006 as part of a breeding program, has died aged 19.
Jess Sergis has continued her quest to make up for lost time after she capped off her tremendous club year with a second top gong on Monday night.
Former Penrith and North Queensland star Lachlan Coote has revealed he almost gave up on full-time rugby league after his release by the Cowboys last year.
James Tedesco has set his sights on a dominant end of season for the Kangaroos to put him the running for the golden boot that controversially evaded his grasp last season.