Australia's high court has overturned legislation allowing gay marriage in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
Australia's government is holding talks with Toyota as it looks to convince the firm to continue manufacturing cars there.
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A new review of "legal highs" could lead to sweeping changes to UK drug legislation, the Home Office says.
Air Canada orders 61 Boeing 737 planes worth $6.5bn (£4.2bn) at list prices, a big win for the planemaker over rival Airbus.
The Earth could have been struck by many more huge earthquakes in its recent history than was previously thought, scientists say.
A top Republican senator's chief of staff is arrested on suspicion of possession and distribution of child pornography, the US authorities say.
The UN is "extremely concerned" for Syrian refugees in Lebanon as a winter storm brings snow, high winds and freezing temperatures to the country.
Rent arrears are becoming the fastest-growing debt problem in the UK, according to the Money Advice Trust.
Argentinean demonstrators confronted police after a wave of looting spread through several provinces.
Sign language experts and deaf viewers complain that the interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was a "fake" who was "signing rubbish".
Police in Ukraine have abandoned attempts to clear anti-government protesters from the capital Kiev.
Slightly over a year after its stock market debut, social networking site Facebook joins the S&P 500 index, which is made up of many of the world's largest firms.
A lavish opening ceremony for the South East Asian Games has taken place in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.
Arsenal qualify for the Champions League knockout stages as Group F runners-up despite losing 2-0 at Napoli.
The US state department says it is considering all options, including sanctions, towards Ukraine after riot police moved in on protesters.
The Royal Bank of Scotland is fined $100m by US regulators for violating US sanctions against Iran, Sudan, Burma, and Cuba.
The parents of a dead US marine whose body was returned from Greece missing its heart sue the US Department of Defense and the Greek government.
Celtic equal their heaviest European defeat in their Group H loss to Barcelona as forward Neymar hits a hat-trick.
The UN children's charity, Unicef, says 230m children worldwide have not had their births registered, making them vulnerable to neglect or abuse.