A 19-year-old Canadian man has been charged with exploiting the Heartbleed security bug to steal taxpayer data from a government website.
Narae Kim South Korean coastguards and navy divers have resumed their search for nearly 280 people still missing after a ferry capsized in what could be the country's worst maritime disaster in more than 20 years.
The Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram were taken to a stronghold of the Islamist group, parents said, as security forces pressed on with a search to find the hostages.
Alan Cowell PRETORIA, South Africa - The judge in the trial of Oscar Pistorius, the disabled track star accused of murdering his girlfriend, said Wednesday that proceedings would be postponed after hearings end Thursday, until May 5, two days before South Africa's national election.
Grumpy Cat's Twitter account warned us she'd be mingling with the stars...
Florence Maitre Male students and staff at a French school have begun providing police with DNA samples in an unprecedented operation to discover who raped a 16-year-old pupil.
"I always wanted to be famous, but I meant like Demi Lovato famous, not Osama bin laden famous."
NICK RALSTON A self-styled sheikh who sent offensive letters to the families of dead Australian soldiers has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman during ''spiritual healing'' sessions in western Sydney.
Amelia Moseley The latest youth unemployment figures show more than 257,000 young Australians have been unemployed for over a year.
A gay clergyman has become the first ordained priest to break the Church of England's ban on same-sex marriages to wed his partner.
A woman who underwent fertility treatment at a clinic in Rome became pregnant with the twins of another couple after their embryos were mixed up.
AMY CORDEROY Workplace drug testing is likely to become increasingly common as employers attempt to cut ''presenteeism'' and ensure safety, one of Australia's leading workplace drug experts says.
An uncontrollable wildfire in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso destroyed 500 homes and forced the evacuation of 3000 people.
Gareth Hutchens and James Massola Joe Hockey says Australia has no choice but to take tough decisions in the federal budget, giving his clearest signal yet the pension age will rise to 70 in the May budget and holding out the prospect of future governments not being able to afford medicine for sick children.
DAN HARRISON Friday is 20 years to the day since the UN human rights committee ruled against Tasmanian laws which made consenting sex between adult men in private a criminal offence punishable by up to 21 years in prison.
JUDITH IRELAND Acting Labor leader Penny Wong has called on women across the political spectrum to call themselves "feminists".
BEN GRUBB What is the Heartbleed security flaw, how does it affect you and what can you do to avoid it?
She finally cracked (a little) while be interviewed at a marketing conference in San Francisco. The crowd cheered. Of course.
Kaouther Larbi It happens every April ahead of the summer marriage season...
Sarah Mackenzie A new ad campaign suggests a woman with hairy legs becomes less of a woman.
Michael Idato and Melanie Mahoney Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, and mother of two has died.
What may be Europe's first lesbian-only burial place has opened in a forested Christian Lutheran graveyard in the German capital.
JEN VUK Lick This app promises to make you a better lover, takes human computer interaction to whole new level.
EAMONN DUFF Immigration officials are powerless to prevent sex traffickers exploiting a student visa loophole because closing it would eliminate a basic human right to appeal negative rulings.
LOUISE HALL A western Sydney father has won the right to vaccinate his children after a drawn-out legal battle with their mother, who is strongly opposed to immunisation.
COSIMA MARRINER Dealing with racism is a way of life for many Australians. Cosima Marriner and Natalie O'Brien spoke to a range of people about how they have risen above discrimination.
STEPHANIE WOOD ''What I've been struck by is the beauty and strength of women who have gone through breast cancer and are coming out the other side,'' Wilkinson said.
Jonathan Ferziger Israel has cancelled the already postponed release of 26 Palestinian prisoners in the latest blow to faltering peace talks, saying the move was a response to renewed efforts by Palestinians to gain recognition at the United Nations.
Turkey has lifted a much-criticised block on Twitter, 24 hours after its highest court overturned the ban as a breach of the right to free speech.
Tiffany Ap In this exclusive extract from Porter Magazine, Gigi Chao, the lesbian woman whose father offered a bounty of HK$500 million for a man to marry her speaks up about her life, and love, afterward.
DAN HARRISON An indigenous health leader has urged Tony Abbott to reconsider proposed changes to race hate laws, warning racism contributes to poor health outcomes.
Alexei Anishchuk Russian President Vladimir Putin has formally divorced his wife Lyudmila after more than 30 years of marriage, Kremlin spokesman said on Wednesday, following a surprise breakup announcement last year.
Anthony Esposito Thousands of people who evacuated Chile's low-lying coastal areas returned home on Wednesday morning after authorities called off a tsunami alarm as damage from a massive overnight earthquake seemed mostly limited.
Stephen Kalin A series of explosions in Egypt's capital killed two people, including a police brigadier-general, security officials said, in what appeared to be the latest militant attack in a fast-growing insurgency.
Amanda Hess Sophie Hasty refuses to accept the school's accusation that leggings are "distracting to boys".
Sarah Frier Mark Zuckerberg has decided he's a $1-a-year man, joining other Silicon Valley tech moguls by earning a base salary of $US1.
A 10-year-old girl with profound hearing difficulties was allegedly raped several times by a cab driver hired to take her to school.
Hyung-Jin Kim As Dr Kim Seok-Kwun begins surgery to create a functioning penis for a Buddhist monk who was born female, he is well aware of the unease his work creates in this deeply conservative country. The devout Protestant known as the "father of South Korean transgender people" once wrestled with similar feelings.
SYDNEY, April 1 - Anti-homophobia campaigners will achieve the rare feat of getting the heads of all major football codes to publicly unite behind a cause and have assembled a dazzling cast of sports stars as supporters.
MATT WADE Australia's complicated childcare rebate system should be simplified into one subsidy to provide fairer outcomes and greater value for money, according to a submission to the Productivity Commission.
RACHEL BROWNE Proud parents could be unwittingly putting their children at risk by posting images and information online which give away personal details such as where they go to school and which parks they frequent.
The retail giant has has pulled a vest which featured a menacing skull in the centre of a Star of David.
Ransdell Pierson Switching over to daylight saving time, and losing one hour of sleep, raised the risk of having a heart attack the following Monday by 25 per cent, compared to other Mondays during the year, according to a new US study released on Saturday.
EAMONN DUFF Asian women are being snared in a student visa scam that funnels them into Sydney brothels where they are forced to sell sex and drugs for up to 20 hours a day.
COSIMA MARRINER One in 20 babies carried in a baby sling has been injured or narrowly escaped, with parents confused about how to position their children safely in the popular carrier, a survey reveals.
Ernesto Londoño President Obama called on Russia on Friday to pull back tens of thousands of troops massed along its border with Ukraine, as US officials said they have grown increasingly concerned that the size and makeup of the forces could portend a new Russian attempt to annex swaths of its neighbour.
Richard Winton, Kate Mather and Dan Weikel Six people have been arrested, and the LAX police chief says as many as 25 are thought to be involved. "They'd just open up the suitcases and rifle through," he says.
Michael Gordon, David Wroe Police investigating the brutal killing of Reza Barati on Manus Island have for the first time been given graphic statements from the asylum seekers who witnessed the slaying, as two Australians emerged as suspects in the death.
RACHEL OLDING ''You make a second statement, I will rip your throat out''.
DAN HARRISON Same-sex couples will be able to use British laws to marry in Australian cities from June.
Marisol Bello and Linda Byron As more bodies were found in the remains of the deadly Oso mudslide in rural Washington state, there was a glimmer of bright news with a video of the dramatic helicopter rescue Saturday of a 4-year-old boy trapped in a mountain of clay.
ALEXANDRA SMITH NSW schools want Aboriginal history to remain a ''crucial feature'' of a national curriculum, putting them at odds with the federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne's push for a greater focus on Western civilisations.
VATICAN CITY - Greeting a man he calls an "inspiration," President Barack Obama paid his first visit to Pope Francis on Thursday, opening a meeting the White House hopes will highlight the leaders' shared views on economic inequality and poverty and perhaps drown out the president's conflicts with the Catholic Church hierarchy at home.
A US girl's family has removed her from her school after administrators in West Virginia said she did not appear feminine enough.
Rachel Kleinman As reported incidents of family violence grow, some of Victoria's most vulnerable women and children could be at increased risk.
Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst resigns after spending $47 million on his residence - including $22,791 for his bathtub - using revenue from a religious tax in Germany.
All About Women
RUBY HAMAD At just 19, Ilwad Elman left Canada for her parents' homeland of Somalia. The now-24-year-old had only intended to visit her mother, the well-known humanitarian activist Fartun Adan. But, inspired by Fartun's work with the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre (EPHRC), Ilwad decided to stay.
Deborah Snow Driving cultural change inside the Australian Defence Force to make it a better place for women to work was never going to be simple.
A Copenhagen zoo that prompted international outrage by putting down a healthy giraffe and dissecting it in public has killed two lions and their two cubs to make way for a new male, it says.
There are reports of two bulls on the loose in Newtown, in Sydney's inner west.