The Trump administration issues a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing the Obama administration's position and all but ending a long-fought campaign to stop the project on environmental grounds.
Professor Ian Frazer, the immunologist responsible for the vaccine against human papillomavirus, says he got lucky and treatment for other cancers remains a major challenge.
The top United Nations human rights body will send an international fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state.
Egypt's 88-year-old former president walks free after he being cleared of the final murder charges against him this month, in a case featuring a litany of charges ranging from corruption to the killing of protesters.
Brendon Santalab sets a new club goalscoring record as his hat-trick helped shore up the club's A-League finals hopes with a 3-1 home victory over Melbourne City.
If the Western Bulldogs' win over Collingwood is anything to go by, their only premiership hangover is an unshaken belief and the confidence of champions.