For the first time overseas NSW voters won't be able to vote in the state election at polling booths - instead they'll have to postal vote or go online.
New Zealand prime minister John Key has endorsed Tony Abbott as an outstanding leader who works hard for Australians.
New York (AFP) - Lenny Kravitz on Friday abruptly canceled a tour of Asia and Australia, with the rocker blaming unspecified scheduling issues.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and New Zealand counterpart John Key have discussed at length a planned joint training mission in Iraq.
Berlin (AFP) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declared the killing of three government troops by pro-Moscow rebels a "serious breach of the ceasefire", during a telephone call Friday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, her office said.
Investigators reporting directly to Vladimir Putin are looking into the death of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of the Russian president.
British rock star Gary Glitter has been sentenced to 16 years in prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing three schoolgirls.
Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand troops will leave Iraq in two years, but Australia says a time limit sends the wrong message to terrorists.
The family of death row prisoner Myuran Sukumaran has cause for a moment of joy, after he was awarded his associate degree in fine arts.
Moscow (AFP) - A Russian opposition leader and fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin, Boris Nemtsov, was shot dead by an unidentified attacker who fired multiple rounds at the politician as he was walking in central Moscow late Friday.
Mexico City (AFP) - Mexico's much-maligned attorney general, who has faced public anger over the investigation into the presumed slaughter of 43 students, stepped down Friday and was given a more low-key cabinet post.