The world's major meteorological agencies have declared 2016 to the hottest year on record - making it three new highs in as many years - as increases in greenhouse gases drove global warming.
Nick Miller Assange has in the past promised much more than he delivered to journalists.
Paul McGeough Struggling to get the usual A-list performers, Trump's inauguration planners are resorting to un-Trumplike expectations.
Lindsay Murdoch A civil lawsuit has been filed against Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak over the country's multibillion-dollar 1MDB sovereign wealth fund scandal.
Jewel Topsfield and Karuni Rompies 2017 is shaping up as a year in which moderates face off against a marked rise in right-wing Islamic political activism as Indonesian society becomes increasingly conservative.
Nick Miller In a wide-ranging application to the court asking it to take up the case, Ukraine accused Russia of " increasing pressure and intimidation" since the Orange Revolution of 2004.
Nick Miller We still don't know exactly what Brexit will look like.
Nick Miller The British PM dashed the hopes of Remainers and delighted Brexiteers in a historic, detailed speech.
Lindsay Murdoch Jose Antonio, chairman of Century Properties Group which developed the Trump tower, as been tapped as his country's envoy for trade to the US.
Jewel Topsfield and Amilia Rosa A hotel security guard has claimed he witnessed Byron Bay murder suspect Sara Connor with her hand around the neck of a Balinese police officer who was later found dead on Kuta beach.