It now seems an eternity ago that Australia had Pakistan teetering at 2-7 on the first morning of the series.
The Dulcify incident, one of the great Melbourne Cup and most graphically described sensations, was missed in the Flemington press box.
Australian military personnel in Afghanistan are set to have their daily pay bonus cut because the war-torn country is considered "less dangerous" than in the past.
Fear is hindering federal police investigations into sex slavery, forced marriages and the child bride trade as numbers continue to rise in Australia.
She sings in Mandarin and sips on a Corona. At last orders she slips down a side corridor, but she'll be working for a few hours yet.
The federal government has reluctantly agreed to climate change being on the agenda at the G-20 summit in Brisbane - but discussions will come under the heading of energy efficiency.
The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.
The nation's capital city mayors have asked Prime Minister Tony Abbott to reform alcohol taxation, saying young men "preloading" on cheap wine before hitting city nightspots were behind much booze-fuelled violence.
From an adults-only version of the Little Mermaid to a roof-raising farewell to FBi Social, we have the week covered.
Revisiting 2004, with a flashback to this week, 10 years ago. Images sourced from The Examiner's photo archives. ...