Notorious Wild West gunslinger Billy the Kid paid 25 cents to have his photograph taken outside a New Mexico saloon in late 1880 or early 1881. On Saturday, that faded picture sold for US$2.3 million.. ABC/AFP
Japan’s coast guard has reportedly been asked to send a patrol boat to protect whalers from militant activists in the Antarctic.. AAP: JoAnne McArthur/Sea Shepherd Conservation Soc
A painting by Irish-born artist Francis Bacon has sold for 18 million pounds ($27.3 million), the second highest price paid for a work of art at a Christie’s post-war and contemporary auction in London.. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
The number of adults with diabetes worldwide has more than doubled since 1980, with almost 350 million now affected, according to a new study published in The Lancet medical journal.
Angry parents of children in Japan’s Fukushima city marched along with hundreds of people to demand protection for their children from radiation.. REUTERS/Daniel Wallis1
Australian airlines will resume flights to and from New Zealand from today, as volcanic ash plumes from eruptions in Chile finally move away.
Prince William’s bride Kate Middleton is a distant relation of British novelist Jane Austen, genealogy website Ancestry.com has announced.. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
An asteroid which is set to pass within 12,000 kilometres of Earth tonight is a timely reminder there is more to our environment than meets the eye.. ABC/European Space Agency: C Carreau
A New Zealand recovery team has entered the main tunnel of the Pike River mine for the first time since a series of explosions killed 29 men last year.. REUTERS/Ho New
After more than 30 years, a uranium-rich piece of Aboriginal land near Kakadu National Park has been added to the World Heritage List.
Women around the world feel stressed and pressed for time, but women in emerging markets are more stressed than their sisters in developed nations — and Indian women say they are the most stressed of all.. REUTERS
Tragedy and scandal have chipped away at the fairy tale principality of Monaco but locals hope a long-awaited wedding between Prince Albert and his South African fiancee will revive a faded gem on the Cote d’Azur.. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
Waves of gay couples have rushed to make wedding plans, following New York State’s legalisation of same-sex marriage.. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
Two New Zealand commandos were wounded during the Taliban’s attack on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel yesterday, the New Zealand Defence Force has confirmed.. REUTERS/Stringer Afghanistan
Actress Elizabeth Taylor’s renowned collection of jewelry, works of art, fashion and memorabilia will be sold in a series of auctions starting in December, Christie’s said on Wednesday.. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
Tom Hanks believes his latest film, which centres around a man who loses his job due to the global recession, is not about loss, but about hope for the future.. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, has wowed screaming Canadian crowds as she and husband Prince William began their first official overseas trip.. REUTERS/John Stillwell/Pool
Scientists are using high-tech gene sequencing machines in a desperate attempt to save the Tasmanian devil from an infectious cancer called devil facial tumour disease that is threatening to wipe out the species.. ABC
A leather jacket worn by Michael Jackson for his “Thriller” video sold for US$1.8 million at an auction to a Texas gold trader who plans to use it to raise money for children’s hospitals worldwide.. Reuters
Google Inc, frustrated by a string of failed attempts to crack social networking, is taking another stab at fending off Facebook and other hot social sites with a new service called Google Plus.. ABC/Clay McLachlan
The ABC has obtained documents confirming the operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant grossly underestimated how devastating a tsunami could be to the facility.. REUTERS
A US study has raised concerns about the use of the chemical BPA in food packaging for pregnant mothers.. ABC
Six astronauts were forced to take refuge aboard the International Space Station’s “lifeboat” crafts overnight, bracing for the threat of a collision with floating space debris.. ABC
A fierce bushfire in northern New Mexico continues to close in on America’s leading nuclear laboratory at Los Alamos.. REUTERS/STR New
Queensland graziers say the Australian Federal Government is not offering enough compensation for workers affected by the ban on live cattle exports to Indonesia.
Wine producers from New Zealand, the United States and even France are switching from glass to plastic wine bottles, saying they are lighter, good for the environment and not bad for the wine.
One of New Zealand’s top surgeons has operated on an ailing emperor penguin found on a beach near Wellington, some 3,000 kilometres from its Antarctic home.. ABC / NZPA: Ross Setford
Saudi women are risking arrest and public condemnation by getting behind the wheel in an effort to demand their right to drive.. ABC