Mr Rudd took on opposition leader Tony Abbott in a televised debate
A small piranha-like fish with a fierce reputation has been found in European waters for the first time
Kevin Rudd's draconian and controversial plan has already outraged human rights campaigners
Former prime minister attacks new policy as ‘an abdication of our basic humanity’
Numerous events will be taking place to mark International Women’s Day. In Afghanistan there will be the launch of the Herat International Women’s Film Festival, the first of its kind, which will show 30 films by and about women.
‘Asylum seeker’ washes up in mangrove swamp after trying to cross from Papua New Guinea
Read some of the best continuity blunders from MIB3, Skyfall and The Dark Knight Rises
Your chance to enter the UK's biggest amateur travel photography competition
Hillary Clinton launches search after photograph appears to show fate of US pioneer's aeroplane
From a £400 Alice Temperley Filofax to a gold-nibbed Montblanc pen, Britain's stationery fetish is refusing to be erased by technology
The microbiologist Harry Smith was a leading expert on bacterial infection and virulence. Initially eschewing academia for a post at Porton, he subsequently took up a professorship at the University of Birmingham.
The estimate is based on how species are classed together, using a system developed by Linnaeus in the 18th century
It is Mambo versus Mabo, and it looks like the Australian surfwear company whose T-shirts feature a cartoon Jesus and farting dogs picked the wrong fight.
We are mesmerised by the furious email sent by Carolyn Bourne to her step-son’s future wife – it sums up a great national pastime
'Medi-tainment' shows focusing on embarrassing ailments attract huge ratings. Meg Carter wonders if this is more exploitation than education