Police in the New York metropolitan area have been put on high alert to protect Jewish neighbourhoods after an hours-long gunbattle with two men around a Jersey City kosher market that killed six people.
The end appears nigh for Craig Bellamy who admits he does not expect to continue on as an NRL coach after his Melbourne contract expires in two years.
NZ VOLCANO ERUPTION - THE AUSTRALIAN TOLL SO FAR* Brisbane woman Julie Richards, 47, and her daughter Jessica, 20.
Speculation is rife that David Fifita will reject big money NRL offers and remain at Brisbane - much to Queensland coach Kevin Walters' relief.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is standing firm in her opposition to pill testing but has announced amnesty bins will be allowed at festivals so revellers can discard illegal drugs without penalty.
Somali security have forces shot dead five al-Shabaab gunmen who had killed three civilians and two soldiers during an attack on a hotel near the presidential residence in Mogadishu, police say.
A man accused of a road rage stabbing in Sydney will face court later this week to be sentenced.
Kate Davis assumed death would be part of an aged care facility's core business.
Families of those affected in New Zealand's Whakaari volcano tragedy are crowdfunding financial support for their loved ones.
A NSW man accused of supplying commercial quantities of cocaine and ice has claimed he was paid to hold drugs and money for others.