Mark Kenny and David Wroe 10:00pm Tony Abbott has given the green light to the first aerial missions over Iraq, in an "assistance" capacity initially, in a move seen as a precursor to the authorisation of full combat sorties by Australian war planes within days.
Science meets art
LUCY CORMACK 1:56pm Bugs and insects are given a new image such as they might adopt for climate change or such an event in Stephanie Valentin's exhibition Closer.
3:50pm A teenager who died in a car crash after apparently swerving to miss a duck on a South Australian road has been remembered as a "beautiful, smiley" woman who would be deeply missed.
JANE LEE 12:43am One asylum seeker alleges she was gang-raped by Sri Lankan military officials after her refugee claim was rejected. When she tried to escape to Australia again, she says Customs officials interviewed her by satellite phone and sent her back again.
MIKI PERKINS 9:46am Young women are turning their backs on leadership or politics because of an overwhelming perception of growing sexism in Australia, according to a survey by child rights organisation Plan International Australia.
AMY CORDEROY 1:31pm Doctors fear people could be put at risk by a new test for coeliac disease being offered at chemists around the country.
Kate Hagan, Health Reporter 12:15am Almost two-thirds of women with advanced breast cancer experience financial difficulty as a result of their diagnosis, with average out-of-pocket costs of $687 each month.
CHRISTOPHER KNAUS 7:17am A war crimes suspect accused of brutalising Muslim civilians during the bloody Bosnian conflict has been living freely under the noses of federal authorities in Canberra for a decade.
JOHN THISTLETON 11:30pm An ecologist has warned Yerrabi Pond is in danger of losing its population of large cod because either a pathogen or a parasite is targeting older fish.
PHILLIP THOMSON 11:30pm Here come the men (and women) in black for paid parking D-Day and it's not just weekday law breakers who should be careful.
RACHEL OLDING A Lakemba money transfer business owned by the sister and brother-in-law of Sydney terrorist Khaled Sharrouf will be shut down after it failed to convince authorities that millions of dollars sent to the Middle East concerns were not being used to fund terrorism.
NICK TOSCANO Controversial unionist Kathy Jackson allegedly used multiple union credit cards to misappropriate more than $660,000 for her own expenses, including airline tickets, rooms in boutique hotels and upmarket dinners while on a series of lavish overseas holidays.
Anna Patty, Workplace Editor Anna Patty
GARRY MADDOX The battle over the Jimi Hendrix bio-pic continues, producer hopes Little Death is still alive and first glimpse of The Water Diviner looks promising.
DANIEL FLITTON It might seem small beer, what money can be raised from a suburban backyard in Melbourne. But when small amounts of cash for nefarious purposes can be collected from hundreds, if not thousands, of separate sources across the world, tracking the money and potential dangers becomes exceptionally difficult.
The sonar search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight is about to resume, with a Malaysian ship the first to begin scouring the Indian Ocean for MH370.
KATE MCCLYMONT The Chinese government has issued veiled threats to the national broadcaster that diplomatic relations with Australia could be damaged if the ABC broadcasts a report from its Beijing-based correspondent Stephen McDonell, according to ABC sources.
Greg Pemberton A grandmother tells of terrible thrashings, recalling leather belts and canes.
Miki Perkins, Social Affairs Reporter Gillian Fletcher always thought menopause was something that happened to really old women.
NOEL TOWELL The Abbott government is planning a fresh assault on its public service's compo culture with more sweeping reforms planned for the Commonwealth workers' compensation schemes.
MICHAEL BACHELARD Cisarua, West Java: A man whose Afghan-Australian father was murdered by the Taliban last week has been denied refugee status by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
DAVID WROE The RAAF's commander in the Middle East has declared his forces "ready for combat" as Australian planes began flying practice missions over Iraq ahead of an anticipated green light for military action.
PAUL BIBBY The Sydney nurse who set fire to the Quakers Hill nursing home, killing 11 elderly residents, might have ignited three separate blazes inside the facility rather than two as he previously claimed, an inquest has heard.
Peter Mitchell Violent pimp Damion Baston should spend the rest of his life in jail for forcing Australian, New Zealand and US women into prostitution with beatings, threats and torture, prosecutors have told a judge in Florida.
DAVID WROE RAAF planes have begun practice runs in the Middle East with the head of the air task group declaring his team "ready" for an order expected within days to start combat missions in Iraq.
Miki Perkins Social Affairs Reporter Doctors should be required to talk to elderly or very sick patients about their end-of-life care, with few Australians taking steps to ensure they do not get unwanted medical treatment when they are dying.
Angelo Risso The Department of Foreign Affairs is seeking to confirm reports an Australian-Afghan dual citizen has been executed in a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan.
Australian officials are trying to confirm reports a dual citizen has been tortured and killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Family First senator Bob Day is urging crossbenchers not to deal themselves out of negotiations over changes to welfare.
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says forced marriages are an "assault on Australian values" after authorities intercepted a 14-year-old girl destined for an arranged wedding in Lebanon.