A scheme allowing people to find out if their partner has a history of domestic violence has been used more than 1,300 times, police figures show.
Chinese property giant Dalian Wanda is set to invest $1bn (£667bn) in a real estate development near Sydney Harbour.
Weather forecasters in the United Sates are warning that more than one metre of snow is predicted to fall and airlines have already cancelled hundreds of flights.
The most senior US envoy for East Asia is in Thailand for talks with its military government, the highest-level contact since last year's coup.
President Barack Obama begins the second day of his visit to India by becoming the first US head of state to attend the Republic Day parade.
Serena Williams avoids another Grand Slam defeat by Garbine Muguruza as she fights back to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.
Anti-austerity Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras vows to end Greece's "five years of humiliation and pain" after winning the general election.
Top Ugandan rebel commander Dominic Ongwen is due to appear at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to face war crimes charges.
The 2015 general election will be unlike any other - and is close to impossible to predict, says David Cowling.
President Obama and the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, say they have reached a long awaited breakthrough on issues holding up civil nuclear co-operation.
Andy Murray is ready for a partisan home crowd at his Australian Open quarter-final against Nick Kyrgios on Tuesday.
At least 30 police are killed as they storm a village controlled by Islamist rebels in Maguindanao province, southern Philippines, say officials.
Drivers claimed more than £3m compensation for pothole damage in Britain last year, a survey by the RAC Foundation suggests.
Despite all the warnings, too many of us are living unhealthy lifestyles. This causes a serious burden - and not just to the individual, but to the NHS and wider society as well.
France's Le Pen family split over controversial anti-Muslim video
Pope Francis has released colourful balloons at a ceremony in St Peter's Square to symbolise peace.
How did Nigeria's Boko Haram become so strong?
US Air Force UFO secrets revealed
The Burmese government say investigations are continuing into the rape and murder of two teachers last week.
The Church of England will consecrate its first female bishop, Reverend Libby Lane, in a ceremony at York Minster later.