Colleen McCullough died yesterday at the age of 77

Anger as obituary labels author plain, overweight

30 Jan There has been widespread criticism of The Australian newspaper, after it printed an obituary for internationally acclaimed author Colleen McCullough that described her as "plain of feature" and "overweight".

The 19-year-old demanded to address the nation apparently about a conspiracy theory

Dutch TV station gunman had no terrorist links

30 Jan A man who forced his way into the studios of Dutch national broadcaster NOS and demanded to go on live television had no known links to terrorist organisations and acted alone, police said.

Footage aired on Dutch TV showed the man pacing in the studio

Gunman arrested after disrupting Dutch news

29 Jan A man wielding a pistol forced his way into the studios of the Dutch national broadcaster NOS this evening demanding to be allowed to go on air, but was quickly arrested.

Hostage Kenji Goto's wife urges Jordan and Japan to work for his release

Wife of Japanese hostage pleads for his release

29 Jan The wife of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, who is being threatened with execution by Islamic State militants, broke her silence today hours before the deadline for a hostage swap that could save his life.