If bodies continue to pile up at this rate the death toll of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drugs" in six years it could top 60,000.
Lindsay Murdoch Cambodia is set to permanently ban commercial surrogacy, ending hopes of Australian intending parents.
An earthquake hit the tourist-packed holiday island of Ischia on Monday night, killing two people, injuring dozens and trapping three young brothers who survived for up to 16 hours before being rescued
Han Nguyen One of two Wisconsin teenage girls charged in the 2014 Slender Man stabbing of a classmate has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
Latika Bourke Civilian casualties, including the child fighters of the Australian jihadist Khaled Sharrouf, are part of the "price of the war," despite efforts to minimise their deaths, says the spokesperson for the global coalition fighting Islamic State.
Nick O'Malley There were two remarkable things about Donald Trump's speech on Afghanistan
Lindsay Murdoch Foreign minister Julie Bishop says Australia is deeply concerned about a fresh wave of killings in the Philippines under president Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.
Peter Hannam Weather agencies including Australia's must step up cooperation to close a "widening gap in capacity" with developing nations, with the urgency of action increasing as the planet heats up, David Grimes, president of the World Meteorological Organization, says.
Georgina Mitchell North Korea has warned Australia it is "suicidal" to conduct military drills with the United States, as a handful of Australian troops began an annual war game with the US and South Korea on Monday.
Rachel Browne Tributes have been pouring in for "funny and cheeky" Julian Cadman, the Sydney school boy killed in the Barcelona attack.