Large industrialised cities, the engine room of modern China's surging economic growth, are proving the catalyst for an urgent shift in the government's environmental disposition.
Peter Munro His brother's golden throne was 2.5-metres high, but for his coronation King Tupou VI sat on a straight-back black wood chair, with a white cushion seat.
Amrit Dhillon Three words no woman who has been raped ever wants to hear have thrown a young woman in a remote part of south India into turmoil.
Nick Miller Greek family who are ready to go hungry rather than be slaves will vote against austerity in Sunday's referendum.
Kate Aubusson Prince Charles and Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall are set to visit Australia and New Zealand in November for the first time since the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Liam Tung Australia's first female foreign minister, Julie Bishop, has said feminism isn't in her "lexicon". Sweden's foreign minister has an opposing view.
Peter Hannam The chances of a powerful El Nino event this year have just been raised by the tropical cyclones forming in the western Pacific.
Michael Koziol Trapped in their burning home, two sisters in the US state of Georgia had few options but to take a leap of faith.
Nick O'Malley The president whose place in history could easily have been destroyed, has emerged as one of the most consequential Democratic leaders of the modern era.
Marissa Calligeros Jetstar has been forced to cancel flights in and out of Bali after a volcanic eruption.