ACT: As most Australians were sleeping, Alan Wright and Joel Player were celebrating history.
The first same sex weddings on Australian soil have taken place
Hurricane-force winds from a storm dubbed 'Xaver' have blasted towards mainland Europe, causing tidal surges and flooding across parts of the UK.
Centuries to Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin elevated Australia well and truly on top at stumps on day two of the second Ashes Test.
Nelson Mandela recognised the opportunity sport offered for reconciliation in South Africa, and saw his country unite in triumph at the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
REGIONAL: Across Australia, people have told of their recollections of Nelson Mandela.