Sochi (Russia) (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin met with embattled Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad in Sochi ahead of talks on Wednesday with leaders from Turkey and Iran aimed at re-booting the peace process in the conflict-torn country.
Queensland detectives are seeking dash-cam footage of a man shot six times at the Logan suburb of Waterford West, south of Brisbane.
Yangon (AFP) - Myanmar's suffocating controls over its Rohingya population amount to "apartheid", Amnesty International said Tuesday in a probe into the root causes of a crisis that has sent 620,000 refugees fleeing to Bangladesh.
Police are appealing for information after a snorkeller went missing at Port Stephens in NSW in waters known for shark sightings.
The inquest into the death of Perth brothel madam Shirley Finn has heard claims she was in the police canteen with two detectives just before her 1975 murder.
Beijing (AFP) - China's social media and video game giant Tencent overtook Facebook in market value on Tuesday as investors sent the company soaring to the top five list of the world's biggest firms.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says he wants Australia to lead the world in finding a cure for dementia and caring for those living with the disease.
Benjamin Hampton, who guarded Julia Gillard and the Pope, dishonestly received cash that would tend to influence his role as a public official.
Los Angeles (AFP) - Seattle Seahawks kicker Blair Walsh missed a last-gasp field goal as the Atlanta Falcons held on for a crucial 34-31 victory on Monday.
Newcastle have lost leading scorer Roy O'Donovan for up to four weeks and goalkeeper Jack Duncan is also out of their A-League game against Melbourne Victory.
Wellington (AFP) - The yachts competing for the next America's Cup will be bigger, faster, single-hulled giants that fly over the water on foils, like the catamarans seen in recent regattas, Team New Zealand (TNZ) said Tuesday.
A Melbourne driver charged over the death of a pedestrian allegedly had nine different drugs in his system at the time of the crash.
Beijing (AFP) - A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer was sentenced to two years in prison for "inciting subversion" on Tuesday, the latest jailing in an intensifying crackdown on rights defenders and activists.
Seoul (AFP) - A purge of senior North Korean military figures is part of a bid by leader Kim Jong-Un to reduce the influence of the powerful army and further tighten his grip on the country, analysts said Tuesday.