- Royal visit: William, Kate to visit the Blue Mountains
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will head to the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, today on the second day of their Australian tour.
- Liberal Party scrambles to find O'Farrell replacement
New South Wales may have a new premier by this evening, with the Liberal Party hoping to put up a consensus candidate to replace Barry O'Farrell when it meets today.
Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian and Treasurer Mike Baird are considering their options, and the Minister for Family and Community Services, Pru Goward, may also put herself forward for the top job.
Mr O'Farrell announced his shock resignation yesterday in the wake of a "massive memory fail" when giving evidence to the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) on Tuesday.
- Search resumes for hundreds missing in South Korean ferry disaster
At least six people are dead and hundreds are missing after a ferry sank off the southern coast with 462 passengers and crew.
South Korea's coastguard has confirmed 179 have been rescued from the sinking ferry; however, it said hundreds are still unaccounted for.
Coastguards and navy divers have resumed the search for around 280 people still missing in the early hours of Thursday morning.
They will also be seeking answers to many questions surrounding Wednesday's accident, notably what caused the Sewol vessel to list and then flip over entirely, leaving only a small section of its hull above water.
Rescue efforts on Thursday could be be hampered by difficult weather conditions, amid forecasts of rain, strong winds and fog.
- Journalists to face Thai court on defamation charges
A criminal defamation case against two journalists in Thailand is set to begin on Thursday, despite calls from the United Nations for the charges to be dropped.
- Number of young people under youth justice supervision drops
There has been a drop in the number of young people under youth justice supervision but Indigenous young people are still over-represented, according to a recent report.
- Pistorius murder trial adjourned until May 5
The judge overseeing Oscar Pistorius's murder trial has granted an adjournment until May 5, citing scheduling concerns raised on behalf of the state.