Revellers across Brazil begin Carnival celebrations, taking to the streets to dance and blow off steam at a time of economic angst and fury with politicians over a sprawling corruption scandal.
A parked taxi erupts in a ball of flames in the Brisbane suburb of Taringa and a neighbour catches the drama on video, as the intense blaze sets a second car on fire.
An Australian playwright, whose work has been a standard study text, raises concerns about proposed changes to the HSC English curriculum, which favour bringing in more Shakespeare.
A poll in mid-February predicted the WA election would be a dead heat, but a week later another poll showed a swing towards Labor. So which one is right?
A 31-year-old Canberra man is charged with assaulting his former partner three times over the past month, all witnessed at close range by their sons aged two and four.
Holding their breath underwater is still proving a challenge, but two Gold Coast boys are bucking the stereotype by joining a junior synchronised swimming squad.