A surfer in his 40s has been attacked by a shark at Evans Head on the northern NSW coast.
Catherine Armitage Her husband heard it from 10,000 kilometres away, but it seems no-one saw the brutal stabbing murder of 41 year old software engineer Prahba Arun Kumar in a Westmead park on a Saturday night in March. Except the person who stabbed her.
Mark Kenny Tony Abbott has spent a third full day away from the media spotlight as the travel allowance scandal engulfing his hand-picked Speaker finally brought an apology from Bronwyn Bishop and with it a request that the Department of Finance examine all her travel claims.
Peter Martin Leaked details of the Trans Pacific Partnership talks underway in Hawaii suggest that government-owned firms such as Australia Post, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the National Broadband network could be caught up in provisions designed to impose "additional disciplines" on state owned enterprises.
Philip Wen The Communist Party has expelled one of its most senior retired military leaders from its ranks for alleged corruption, as President Xi Jinping deepens a campaign to clean up and modernise China's armed forces.
Kate Aubusson Remnants of a badly damaged suitcase have reportedly been found close to where plane debris, suspected to be part of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, has been recovered on Reunion Island.
Rachel Olding A woman has been indecently assaulted by a stranger in the communal laundry of a north shore apartment block.
Chris Barrett There will be ramifications for individual careers after Australia crumbled for the second time in 24 hours to narrowly avoid losing inside two days but England's joy will be tempered by a side strain suffered by their bowling frontman.
Greg Baum Suddenly, Lord's seems so long ago, Cardiff almost another era. Hell, Wednesday seems a distant memory, categorised merely as bad. So much has happened since, almost all of it diabolical for Australia, and still it is only Thursday evening. It's been a long week in Birmingham, these last two days.
Philip Wen Families of the Chinese passengers on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 have reacted with caution and disbelief over the news that wreckage from the plane may have been found.