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The head of the Australian Federal Police, Commissioner Andrew Colvin, responds to criticism of their role in the events leading to the executions of two Australian drug traffickers in Indonesia.
The Australian government will not be able to keep its promise to balance its budget, largely because of a plunge in commodity prices, say Deloitte.
One of Australia's biggest lenders, Westpac, missed expectations and posted a cash profit of 3.78bn Australian dollars ($2.98bn; £1.96bn) for the six months to March.
The female Kenyan brewer taking on a global drinks giant
How does al-Qaeda continue to attract Yemenis?
Saudi King Salman has made bold policy choices, but what do his subjects think?
Proposed surveillance law prompts unease in France
What happens when an anti-Semite finds out he's Jewish?
Community leaders in central Nigeria accuse government troops of killing civilians and burning villages following the deaths of six soldiers.
The BBC meets Johnny Dagami, who makes a living in the Philippines, impersonating the famous boxer. Manny Pacquiao.
The Costa Rican government issues an alert along about 100 km (60 miles) of coast near Puntarenas, after a vessel carrying tons of toxic chemicals sinks.
West Indies tie the series with England at 1-1 after reaching a target of 192 to win the final Test in Barbados by five wickets.
David Shukman reports from a research vessel deliberately wedged into the arctic ice pack.
Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods and his skiing champion girlfriend Lindsey Vonn have split up, they have announced.
Shaun Murphy holds a narrow 9-8 lead over Stuart Bingham after a thrilling first day of the World Championship final at the Crucible.
Fu Wenyu is one of few young students trying to stop the old theatrical art of Peking Opera from dying out.
Sex blogger who insults Muslims in the name of free speech
David Cameron says he will "not bargain away" an EU referendum - as leaders lay out deal breakers for coalition talks.
Keighley Cougars rugby league player Danny Jones dies after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest during a game on Sunday.
Chelsea secure their fourth Premier League title as Eden Hazard's first-half penalty rebound defeats Crystal Palace.