Suffering from a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, Troy Thornton wanted to die at home but was forced to travel overseas because he could not get two doctors to certify that he would definitely die within 12 months.
Tropical Cyclone Oma has weakened to a sub-tropical low but is still whipping up damaging winds and dangerous surf, the Bureau of Meteorology says.
Despite most of the fighting ending with the signing of an armistice back in July 1953, Australia is still officially at war with North Korea — and few people are aware of our continuing obligations, writes Philip Williams.
The owners corporation behind the Opal Tower says it has "many questions" to be answered before it approves repair work for the damaged building, meaning residents could be in temporary accommodation for months.
Have you ever seen the Great Australian Bight from the air? A truck driver with a passion for drone photography showcases some of Australia's most remote landscapes as he makes his weekly Nullarbor crossing.
Super Rugby's Melbourne Rebels join forces with Monash University to help eliminate homophobic behaviour in sport, with a study finding offensive language is rife in junior rugby union.
Holding a baby in one hand while finishing a paper with the other or being criticised for returning to work too early — these are common occurrences for new mothers in science and medicine. But the juggle continues, and so does the push for equality.
A new wing inside Goulburn's Supermax prison will give some prisoners slightly more chance to socialise, in the hope they may be rehabilitated.
Prosecutors in Chicago charge Grammy-winning singer R Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse following allegations aired in a television documentary.
Rural councils are moving away from owning and running livestock exchanges, opening the door for private investors to develop multi-million dollar facilities.