Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is removed as a goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organisation following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment.
The National Broadband Network Company is trialling cheaper and less intrusive technology to take fibre to the driveway of homes, in a bid to divert criticism the mixed rollout is creating a digital divide in Australia.
A Room with a View actress Rosemary Leach has died aged 81 in hospital following a short illness, her agent says.
Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition figure, is released from jail after a 20-day sentence for calling an unauthorised demonstration.
Two Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang bikies are escorted off a Hobart to Melbourne flight, causing delays for passengers that included Tasmanian Liberal senator Eric Abetz.
Eleven foreign workers are dead after a landslide at a construction site in north-west Malaysia on Saturday, authorities say.