Spain has mounted a sweeping anti-terror operation after a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds in Barcelona, killing 13 people.
Three Australians were ''affected'' in the attack in the Spanish city of Barcelona, which has been compared to Melbourne's Bourke Street Mall rampage.
The US and Japan will step up their defence cooperation to deal with the threat from nuclear-armed North Korea as tensions in East Asia remain high.
The US Navy says it will discipline several crew members who were on a warship that collided with a Philippine container ship off the coast of Japan.
Australian far-right senator Pauline Hanson wore a burqa to parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign to ban the all-enveloping garment worn by some Muslim women, drawing a quick rebuke from the government and Muslims.
At least 26 people died overnight in police operations in the Philippines capital Manila, authorities said, a second night of heavy bloodshed this week in an intensification of President Rodrigo Duterte's fierce war on drugs and crime.
President Donald Trump disbanded two high-profile business advisory councils after several chief executives quit in protest over his remarks blaming weekend violence in Virginia on anti-racism activists as well as white nationalists.
Thirty-seven inmates were killed during an overnight raid by government security forces on a prison in Venezuela's southern jungle state of Amazonas, the governor says.
Sierra Leone has begun burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital, one of Africa's worst flood disasters in living memory.
The mother of a woman killed when a suspected white nationalist crashed his car into anti-racist demonstrators in the US says the death has ''magnified'' her daughter.
America's closest allies have condemned US President Donald Trump after he put part of the blame for clashes in Virginia on those marching against gun-brandishing neo-Nazis.
British actor Daniel Craig has confirmed he will reprise the role of James Bond one last time, ending months of speculation.
Australia's main scientific agency said it believed with "unprecedented precision and certainty" that a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft crashed into the sea northeast of an area scoured in a fruitless two-year underwater search.
Indian police have arrested four people on suspicion of leaking an unaired episode of HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones", police in the city of Mumbai said.
Donald Trump has hit back at business leaders who quit a presidential advisory panel in protest over his response to a rally by far-right groups that turned deadly in Virginia, calling them "grandstanders."
Rescue workers have recovered nearly 400 bodies from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, while hundreds of people are still missing.
North Korea's leader has delayed a decision on firing missiles towards Guam while he waits to see what the United States does next, the North's state media says.
Scientists in Australia have discovered that new brain cells are produced in the amygdala, a region of the brain important for processing emotional memories.
More than a tenth of the workforce at the Hobart Cadbury factory will leave by the end of the year, with the majority expected to be voluntary redundancies.
Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has returned home from South Africa after failing to turn herself in to police in Johannesburg to face charges of assaulting a model in a hotel room.