Britain gives Heathrow Airport the green light to build a new $28.8-billion runway, ending 25 years of indecision and vowing to boost global trade links following the vote to leave the European Union.
Almost 30 years after the end of the Cold War, Australia's security agency ASIO is publicly acknowledging it was infiltrated by Soviet spies in a new official publication being launched today at the organisation's Canberra headquarters.
Australia is trying to lure more European backpackers with a $10 million campaign launched in London.
Turkey has effectively written a "blank cheque" to security services to torture people detained after a failed military coup attempt, a Human Rights Watch report says, citing accusations of beatings, sleep deprivation, and sexual abuse.
Melbourne City will play off in the FFA Cup final for the club's first trophy after overcoming Melbourne Victory 2-0 in a high-octane derby.
About 460 workers at Darwin's Inpex gas plant have lost their jobs, construction contractor JKC confirms, while the Northern Territory Electrical Trades Union puts that figure at 480.