Law and order and education are set to dominate talks at day two of the Victorian Liberals' conference as the party gears up for the 2018 election.
Australian rock legend Malcolm Young, a founding member of the band AC/DC, has died aged 64 after a long battle with dementia.
Lidia Thorpe has become the first Aboriginal woman elected to state parliament after a large swing towards the Victorian Greens in the Northcote by-election.
Outgoing Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has arrived in France, where he is due to meet President Emmanuel Macron.
The Australian Christian Lobby backs a proposal by the federal attorney-general to incorporate a civil rights covenant into the same-sex marriage legislation.
The Australian Medical Association says with a "worsening and more dangerous situation emerging on Manus Island" the federal government must act urgently.
Queensland Parliament's employment policies have come under question after a man with criminal record for child pornography was employed by a Labor minister.
John Alexander may be punished for doing the right thing by quitting over his citizenship status as ex-NSW premier Kristina Keneally polls well in Bennelong.
Coal and how best to phase out its use emerged as a strong theme during the UN climate conference in Bonn over the past fortnight.
Thousands have marched in Zimbabwe's capital Harare to demand that President Robert Mugabe step down.
Canadian dairy giant Saputo says it will pay Murray Goulburn suppliers leading prices for their milk, and they have nothing to fear from the co-op's takeover.
Two people have died as supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga clashed with police in Kenya.
Sicilian Mafia boss Toto Riina has died in an Italian prison hospital.
Medical experts say worms found in the digestive tract of a soldier who defected from North Korea highlight the country's nutritional and hygiene problems.
Roy Moore's campaign has lashed out at the women accusing him of sexual misconduct, with supporters accusing them of "bearing false witness".
Known as "The Beast" or "Shorty," Toto Riina left a long trail of blood behind him, including the murders top Italian anti-Mafia magistrates.
A hired killer and his contractor have been sentenced for the execution-style murder of a man in a Wollongong nightclub a decade ago.