Hundreds of asylum seekers and refugees are refusing to leave the Manus Island immigration detention centre ahead of its closure next week.
Two wealthy regions of northern Italy have voted overwhelmingly for greater autonomy in referendums that could fan regional tensions in Europe at a time when Spain is striving to prevent Catalonia from breaking away.
A rapidly weakening Typhoon Lan has made landfall in Japan, setting off landslides and flooding but leaving Tokyo largely unscathed, although at least three people were reported to have been killed.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization said, following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at his appointment.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc scored a big win in Sunday's election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation's longest-serving premier and re-energising his push to revise the pacifist constitution.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said it was time for Iranian-backed militias and their Iranian advisers who helped Iraq defeat Islamic State to "go home", after a rare joint meeting with the leaders of Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
Malta's government is offering a reward of 1 million euros for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for the death of a prominent journalist.
US President Donald Trump says that, subject to receipt of further information, he plans to allow the opening of long-secret files on the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Police have recovered two of the six fishermen who went missing when their trawler capsized and sank off the Queensland coast.
Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says Catalonia cannot accept the "illegal" measures taken by the Spanish government to rule the region directly from Madrid
Police have recommended no criminal charges be laid over the Dreamworld ride disaster, but park employees and the theme park's owners still face potential prosecution.
Suicide bombers have attacked two mosques in Afghanistan, killing at least 72 people including children, officials and witnesses said.
A man who spent 12 hours atop a Sydney high-rise unit block while his girlfriend's body lay in a laneway below has now been charged with her murder.
Authorities will attempt to recover a fishing vessel that capsized and sank off the Queensland coast with six crewmen on board.
The parliament of Australia's second largest state passed legislation to allow terminally ill patients to seek medical help to end their lives, a bill that is expected to act as a catalyst for the rest of the country to adopt similar laws.
Pollution is killing millions of people worldwide, mostly through the diseases it causes including heart conditions, strokes and lung cancer, according to a large international study.
Japan's Emperor Akihito is likely to abdicate at the end of March 2019 and Crown Prince Naruhito is expected to ascend the throne in April, the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in nearly two centuries.
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a 2013 sexual assault allegation against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein.
News of New Zealand's new government, led by Jacinda Ardern, hit the northern hemisphere in the early morning.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has appealed to European Union leaders to help her silence critics at home by signalling a willingness to break the deadlock in Brexit talks.