Global temperatures continued to climb last month, with combined land and sea-surface temperatures setting fresh records amid prospects of more to come as El Nino conditions form in the Pacific, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.
Josephine Tovey Most of us rejoice in our own memories of childhood freedoms - so why are we denying our own children the same experiences?
Nick O'Malley After a five-day trial it took only an hour for a jury in the town of Duncan, Oklahoma, to convict 17-year-old Chancey Luna of the murder of Christopher Lane, a 22-year-old Australian who had been studying in America on a baseball scholarship.
Nick O'Malley It's only been a week since Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio hit the campaign trail, but already the battle lines are taking shape.
Jewel Topsfield The beheading of two Indonesian maids in Saudi Arabia this week will not prevent the execution of 10 drug felons in Indonesia, according to the Attorney-General.
Nicky Phillips Males donate more money to charity if they see other males have donated large amounts. And they'll also be more generous if the person asking for money is an attractive woman. (Surprise, surprise).
Lisa Cox Kevin Rudd's chances for the top job at the United Nations have been dealt a blow by experts, who say there is a stronger candidate who ticks all the right boxes.
Lindsay Murdoch When Associated Press revealed last month that thousands of foreign workers were enslaved on fishing boats sending catches through Thailand to the world's fish markets, the country's military ruler pledged to prosecute those responsible amid an outcry from the US seafood and retail industries.
Tom Decent Russian President Vladamir Putin has responded to four hours worth of questions from almost three million submitted by Russians citizens in an annual marathon TV call-in-show.
Philip Wen The 71-year-old journalist was detained before the 25th anniversary of the suppression of pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square.