Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte promises an unrelenting war on drugs, defying critics who he says are "trivialising" his campaign with human rights concerns and unjustly blaming the authorities for the bloodshed.
A suicide bomber who rode a motorcycle into a police checkpoint kills at least 25 people, many of them law enforcement officers, in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.
An American truck driver is charged by federal officials with smuggling dozens of illegal immigrants in his tractor-trailer in sweltering heat, an incident that led to the deaths of 10 people.
Accountants say an apology is no longer enough after yet another IT fault at the Australian Tax Office stopped them lodging tax returns in a disruption lasting up to seven hours.
Broadway hit The Book Of Mormon sweeps aside Dame Julie Andrews' production of My Fair Lady to win best musical at this year's Helpmann Awards.
A Q&A auditorium brimming with high school students pose questions about the best way to find a job, fears that suicide is being glamourised, and their right to vote to four of their peers and two senior federal MPs.