The problem for China's President Xi Jinping is that the harder he pushes at his borders, and the more muscle he devotes to the cause, the more the world pushes back.
Megan Levy A group of teenagers accused of releasing more than 70,000 ladybugs in a US high school as a graduation prank have been taught a tough lesson by police.
Inga Ting Seagulls are well known for being the cheekiest birds in the animal kingdom. Give them half a chance and they'll steal anything from lollipops to pizza to chips, right out of your hand.
Chris Zappone In the search to find the high-paying jobs and industries of the future, Neil deGrasse Tyson has an idea for a novel solution. How about a militarised space race to Mars?
Lindsay Murdoch Grisly discoveries have exposed a hidden network of jungle camps run by ruthless people smugglers who held migrants and asylum seekers captive while extorting money from their relatives.
Peter Hannam Prospects are firming that the El Nino event taking hold will mean a drier Australia, with conditions in the Indian Ocean likely to reinforce those in the Pacific, the Bureau of Meteorology said.
Philip Wen China signals ambitions for a greater naval presence further from its shores with the unveiling of a new military strategy white paper.
A waterspout uprooted an inflatable jumping castle with three children inside it on a Florida beach on Monday, sending it flying above palm trees, across a carpark and over four lanes of traffic, police said.
Michael Koziol Two-year-old Claudia Chaudhary was not thrilled during a visit to the White House, throwing a tantrum on the floor of the Red Room. The photograph went viral.
A woman who pushed her dead three-year-old son on a playground swing for up to a day before she was found would never have done anything intentionally to harm her child, the woman's mother claims.