As Cyclone Pam ripped at the roof of Manua School, a group of men, women and children pulled desperately on electrical cable keeping them from harm.
Lucy Cormack The Amazon rainforest has long been a vital sink for the world’s greenhouse gases, but new research shows the amount of carbon absorbed by the Amazon’s trees has dropped by almost one-third in the last 10 years.
Nick Miller A slick, wildly popular Russian propaganda video that casts Russians as heroic invaders was secretly funded by the Russian Orthodox Church, its makers have claimed.
Michael Bachelard Indonesian children have been filmed wielding assault rifles at a school for jihad as Islamic State tries to attract new recruits.
Jewel Topsfield Bali nine organisers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have had their latest appeal against the death penalty adjourned until next week.
Luke Malpass A mother has been caught trying to smuggle a baby through airport security in a backpack.
Megan Levy A tourist bus had just pulled up outside Tunisia's national museum and its passengers were piling out of the vehicle ready for a day of sightseeing when militants, armed with assault rifles and grenades, opened fire on the sightseers.
Emma Kelly, Josh Dye Eight Australians are among 19 missing volunteer teachers in Vanuatu, five days after Cyclone Pam tore through the Pacific nation.
Jewel Topsfield and Amilia Rosa Boxer Klement Tameno was jailed for more than four years under Indonesia's strict drug laws after he was caught with three joints.
Ruth Pollard Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party has pulled decisively ahead in Israel's bitterly contested election.