Bombings claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group hit shopping areas in Shiite districts of the Iraqi capital, killing at least 17 people, security and medical officials say.
War crimes judges sentence a former Islamist rebel who admitted wrecking holy shrines during Mali's 2012 conflict to nine years in prison, in the first such case to focus on destruction of cultural heritage.
Volcanic ash from Indonesia's Mount Rinjani is again forcing the cancellation of flights to and from Bali's Denpasar Airport.
Queensland's Corrective Services Minister is "comfortable" with female prisoners sleeping on mattresses on the floors of cells, despite a report raising serious concerns about overcrowding.
A $100 million aircraft manufacturing facility that specialises in building amphibious airplanes will bring hundreds of new jobs to the Central Coast, the NSW Premier announces.
A new study finds that 3,500 lives could have been saved in country Queensland if breast and bowel cancer victims had been diagnosed earlier or had better access to treatment.