Debate on amendments to a bill decriminalising abortion in NSW will resume next week after the upper house in a late-night session approved a watered-down amendment opposing sex-selective terminations.
Iran has warned US President Donald Trump against being dragged into all-out war in the Middle East following an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran.
Indonesia is poised to pass a new penal code that criminalises consensual sex outside marriage and introduces stiff penalties for insulting the president's dignity.
A Tamil family will remain in legal limbo on Christmas Island for the foreseeable future, with their deportation case now hinging on an upcoming court battle, possibly months away.
Nancy Beaumont, the mother of the three missing Beaumont children, has died in Adelaide aged 92.
A suspected arsonist who police say rammed a patrol car, forcing officers to open fire on him in Queensland's north, is now helping with their investigations.
Protesters who use devices known as the "Sleeping Dragon" or the "Dragon's Den" to attach themselves to Queensland roads and train tracks could soon be breaking the law.
A bill to clean up the Great Barrier Reef by cutting down on fertiliser and sediment has passed in Queensland parliament.
Teachers must be given more support to better understand mental health issues among their students, former Labor prime minister Julia Gillard says.
A powerful suicide truck bombing outside a hospital in the capital of southern Zabul province has killed at least 20 and injured as many as 90 others, an Afghan official says.