Myanmar authorities have arrested and jailed a former monk and leader of a 2007 uprising who returned to the country from Thailand to apply for a passport so he could travel to Australia.
Peter Hannam Last year was far warmer than the previous record hot year - which was 2014.
Megan Levy This is the doctor accused of drugging a woman with Rohypnol-laced strawberries and keeping her captive in a sound-proof bunker he had built under his rural property in Sweden.
Lindsay Murdoch Vietnam has accused China of towing a US$1 billion oil rig into disputed waters of the South China Sea in a potential re-run of a stand-off that sparked violent anti-Chinese riots in Vietnam in 2014.
Nick Miller On top of his knighthood, Australian political wizard Lynton Crosby made a handsome money from helping the Conservatives to a surprise victory in the UK's 2015 election.
Peter Hannam The Paris pact to limit global temperature increases to less than 2 degrees will still result in some parts of the planet warming by as much as six degrees because regional variations, researchers in Switzerland and Australia said.
Philip Wen A Swedish rights activist detained in China under suspicion of endangering state security was the second Swedish citizen to be paraded on state television this week making an apology and apparent confession.
Jewel Topsfield and Karuni Rompies Seventeen-year-old Aldi Tardiansyah was just two weeks into his first ever job as a security guard at Starbucks in central Jakarta when a man grabbed his left arm last week.
Nick O'Malley Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has described the economic transition currently worrying global markets as ultimately "a good thing" in comments to a Washington audience.
Nick O'Malley There is nothing surprising about the political marriage of Donald Trump and Sarah Palin. Indeed ever since Trump gave up flirting with a political career and joined the race it was almost inevitable.