Bahamas: 2500 people registered as missing

About 2500 people have been registered as missing after Dorian hit the Bahamas but many may be scattered across the islands and in various evacuation centres. [Read entire story]

Former Indonesian president Habibie dies at the age of 83

The family of Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie has confirmed the death of the former Indonesian President. [Read entire story]

Oh rats! Japan convenience store apologises after rodent video goes viral

Japanese convenience store chain FamilyMart has apologised after video went viral on social media of rats scurrying about one of its stores in Tokyo's popular Shibuya district, prompting it to close the outlet until [Read entire story]

Australian publisher jailed for 13 years in Myanmar over drug charges

A Myanmar court jails Australian publisher Ross Dunkley for 13 years on drugs charges, a year after police uncovered a stash of methamphetamines and opium at his home, his lawyer says. [Read entire story]

Papua New Guinea volcano erupts, sending residents fleeing

Potentially hundreds of residents in a remote part of Papua New Guinea's New Britain are fleeing from their villages after one of the country's most active volcanoes erupted into life. [Read entire story]

New Israel Folau campaign by Australian Christian Lobby raises more than $2 million

The ACL relaunched a campaign for the former Wallabies star on Tuesday and and donations continue to come in. [Read entire story]

More than 400 people detained during Moscow anti-corruption march

More than 400 people have been reportedly detained in Moscow during a peaceful but unsanctioned march through central Moscow against the alleged impunity and corruption of law enforcement agencies. [Read entire story]

‘Organised riot’: Hong Kong leader calls for calm as protests worsen

Police have used pepper spray on protesters at the legislative council building where the controversial extradition bill was due to be debated today. [Read entire story]

Sol Pais, teen ‘infatuated’ with Columbine school shooting, found dead after FBI manhunt

Hundreds of schools were closed in the state of Denver, affecting half a million students, in the wake of her threats, just days before the 20th anniversary of the school attack. [Read entire story]

Analysis: Scott Morrison’s Government fired up over vegan trespasses as federal election looms

Australia's most senior politicians have spent a week weighing into a farm trespass battle in a bid to bolster their credentials ahead of the election, but it's got little to do with wooing farmers. [Read entire story]

‘A night of colossal victory’: Benjamin Netanyahu gets record fifth term as Israeli PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secures a clear path to re-election, with religious-rightist parties set to hand him a parliamentary majority despite a close contest from his centrist challenger. [Read entire story]

Family mourns death of ‘beautiful big sister’ Preethi Reddy

The sister of murdered Sydney woman Preethi Reddy has praised her "beautiful big sister" as a "bright light" as the family mourns her "unthinkable" death. [Read entire story]

Brazilian President Bolsonaro slammed for tweeting explicit Carnival video

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has come under fire following a controversial Twitter post. [Read entire story]

Five deaths reported as deadly polar vortex grips US, amid fears for elderly, homeless

A life-threatening deep freeze has gripped the American Midwest as weather colder than Antarctica grounded flights, disrupted travel and brought life to a standstill for tens of millions. [Read entire story]

Death toll reaches 43 after migrant boats sink off Djibouti

The death toll after two migrant boats sank in heavy seas off the coast of Djibouti has risen to 43, the UN migration agency said on Wednesday, with scores still feared missing. [Read entire story]

DFAT confirms Australian-Chinese academic detained in Beijing ahead of Pyne visit

The Australian government has confirmed that Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun has been detained in China. [Read entire story]

Nurse arrested over ‘sexually assaulting, impregnating woman in coma’

Phoenix police say they have arrested a nurse in connection with a patient who gave birth after a sexual assault in Hacienda Healthcare. [Read entire story]

May narrowly survives no-confidence vote after crushing Brexit defeat

The no-confidence motion was defeated 325 votes to 306, in a widely expected result that keeps Mrs May's Government in power. [Read entire story]

Opinion: What lies beneath the cracks in Opal Tower — and buildings across Australia

Building defects in apartment blocks like those found in Sydney's Opal Tower are far from unusual. We need to identify the systemic flaws contributing to them. [Read entire story]

Putin warns of new arms race if US abandons nuclear missiles treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin warns the United States that if it follows through on a threat to walk out of a key arms treaty and starts developing the type of missiles banned by it, Russia will do the same. [Read entire story]

US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions resigns

US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions submits a resignation letter to President Donald Trump, one day after the US midterm elections. [Read entire story]

Analysis: Scott Morrison’s Queensland tour ends today. Here’s why he’ll be back

With just months until an election is called, sharing his profile is perhaps the best the Prime Minister can do to win over his edgy backbench. Which means more Queensland visits are inevitable, writes political reporter [Read entire story]

Hurricane Michael makes landfall in Florida

United States President Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency for the region. [Read entire story]

Trump demands answers in missing Saudi journalist case

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi vanished on October 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. [Read entire story]

Trump’s ex-lawyer Cohen won’t accept pardon, lawyer says

US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen would not accept a presidential pardon, his lawyer says, a day after Mr Cohen pleaded guilty to eight criminal charges and said he acted at the direction of Mr [Read entire story]

Thai police seize $61 million haul of methamphetamines

In one of its biggest ever drug busts, Thai police seize more than 14 million methamphetamine pills that they say were headed for countries including Australia. [Read entire story]

Malaysia tries crowdfunding to help reduce the country’s staggering debt

Malaysia sets up a fund for members of the public to donate cash to help the new Government repay its hefty national debt, the finance ministry says, providing a bank account number for deposits. [Read entire story]

Towel ‘change rooms’ to a PM mobile mystery: Opening ceremony highlights

From an Indigenous smoking ceremony, a dance demonstrating the makeshift beach towel "change room", to speculation over what Malcolm Turnbull showed Prince Charles on his phone, there was no shortage of memorable moments [Read entire story]

Analysis: Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull need to talk about one thing this week: China

Whether it's defence, trade, cyber or regional security, China will be at the centre of Malcolm Turnbull's discussions in Washington, writes political editor Andrew Probyn. [Read entire story]

Analysis: Instagram is changing the way we experience art — and that’s a good thing

While it may have a reputation for narcissism, Instagram is being embraced by the art world, with Insta-friendly works and exhibitions. [Read entire story]

Analysis: The genes you don’t inherit shape learning and health, too

A new paper describes the idea of "genetic nurture", where parents' genes, even those not passed on to their child, have major effects on kids' health and educational attainment. [Read entire story]

Trump’s ‘big, beautiful tax cut’ passes Congress

US President Donald Trump has had his first major legislative achievement since taking office, with a massive Republican tax cut plan passing Congress. [Read entire story]

‘We’re watching’: Donald Trump warns on the eve of the UN Jerusalem vote

Donald Trump threatened to cut funding to countries that vote against the United States on a motion at the United Nations condemning Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. [Read entire story]

‘Talking is not the answer!’: Trump renews tough talk on North Korea

Donald Trump dismisses diplomatic negotiations with North Korea, declaring that "talking is not the answer" a day after Pyongyang fires a ballistic missile over Japan. [Read entire story]