As protests spread around the United States on Wednesday night, reinforced National Guard and police engaged in a tense stand-off in Ferguson, sparing the township much of the violence that tore through its streets on Monday.
Hong Kong police have arrested high-profile student protest leaders Joshua Wong and Lester Shum, as authorities moved to clear a key protest camp.
Australian families buying homes in Phuket have discovered that all may not be as it seems with their properties.
Protesters across the United States have gathered for more demonstrations over a grand jury's decision not to charge the police officer who killed Michael Brown.
The shock decision by East Timor's Prime Minister to expel foreign judges and advisers from the country appears to be connected to corruption cases against his cabinet, a damning report to Australia's judges and lawyers alleges.
In Clayton, Missouri, the reaction to the grand jury decision was almost sedate. In Ferguson it was a very different matter.
The anger that had been growing in over 100 days of continuous protest spilled into violence as the prosecuting attorney said that a grand jury had found no probable cause to indict Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown.
After three months, the grand jury in Ferguson has finally reached a decision on whether to indict the white police officer who shot and killed a young black man.
The grand jury has voted to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
The Hills Grammar School's pupils have embraced the giving season.