Australian police have shot dead two crocodiles after a 12-year-old boy's disappearance
Group of friends were swimming at an isolated water hole in World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park southeast of Darwin
The fish already injured swimmers cooling down from the heat last month
I was waiting for the Australian author, Christos Tsiolkas to begin his first UK event this week and, as the audience filed in from the drizzle, I noticed a particular absence in the room. That of women. It was just me until – phew – three others slunk in. Tsiolkas's reading at a Bloomsbury basement bar had been organised by the bookshop Gay's the Word, so the clue was in the title, but I was thrown at first, to be among an audience with shared affinities that reared themselves – fascinatingly – during the discussion.
No one could accuse Christos Tsiolkas of lacking ambition. His last novel, the hugely successful The Slap, had eight narrators and built a story of modern multicultural Australian life around one relatively small domestic incident.
Almost 100 pups were separated from their mothers in December's storms
A seven-year-old girl lost part of her finger in the attack by a shoal of the meat-eating fish
An illuminating look at life behind the Berlin Wall
The Olympic swimmer has been the subject of speculation after being made exempt from some Bushtucker Trials on medical grounds
Sighting has divided experts, who say it could be a jellyfish, marine salp – or simply a prank
Diver admits his life has been a 'rollercoaster' in recent years but says he couldn't be happier
Jamieson sent out a tweet confirming he suffered an irregular heartbeat but is already back in the pool
The annual Christmas Day Lowestoft seaside dip has been cancelled after organisers were unable to find someone to take over the charity event. These pictures show revellers heading to the seas last year.
Who has left luxury behind to face the bushtucker trials down-under?
The legacy of Britain's disappointing performance in the pool at London 2012 has finally hit home. After suffering a £4m cut in funding, having picked up only three medals last year, British Swimming has announced that the former world champion Keri-Anne Payne and two-time European gold medallist Lizzie Simmonds are among those to have lost their personal funding for 2014.
He had to battle bad weather and jelly fish stings to make the marathon journey