Walter Palmer, the US dentist and big game hunter who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, has written a letter to his patients apologising for the disruption to their treatment while the international furore continues over his actions.
Megan Levy US actress Mia Farrow was so enraged over the death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe that she joined the online chorus of social media users venting their anger online at the man who killed the animal.
James Massola Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has launched a blistering attack on Russia after it killed off a UN push for an international criminal tribunal to prosecute those who shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
Peter Vincent Lawyers for a filmmaker in New York said they had discovered "smoking-gun" evidence that the song Happy Birthday to You should no longer be subject to copyright restrictions.
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Catherine Armitage Until two days ago, Walter Palmer was a "very private" man living with his family. He practised dentistry and hunted animals with a bow and arrow. Now the dentist's old life has ended.
Kate Aubusson Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is dead, according to reports citing Afghan officials.
Philip Wen Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Beijing on Tuesday eager to highlight trade but his visit risks being overshadowed by growing tensions over China's ethnic Uighurs.
Nick Miller The cocaine-and-prostitutes scandal that led to the resignation on Tuesday of Lord Sewel from the House of Lords has stirred up new calls for reform of the UK's upper house.
Peter Hannam Weather experts are watching the prospect of another cyclone in the western Pacific, a highly unusual event so early in the season.