Seven suicide bombers took part in the attacks, the government says, with a domestic Islamist group National Thawheed Jama'ut believed to be involved.
At least six persons are believed to have been killed after a severe earthquake in the Philippines resulted in collapsed buildings and blackouts.
Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce says he doesn't care what is revealed about a controversial water purchase in 2017 as he has nothing to hide.
After giving up just 59 points over the opening five rounds, the Wests Tigers almost conceded the same amount against Parramatta on Monday.
An Australian mother and her 10-year-old daughter have been killed and two other Australians injured in the Sri Lanka bomb blasts.
The family of a second man hit in a drive-by shooting at a Melbourne nightclub last week has spoken of his memory after he died in hospital.
Problems continue to dog trainer Ben Currie with one of his horses disqualified after winning the last race at Toowoomba because the jockey weighed in light.
Scott Morrison is sticking by his government's handling of a controversial $80 million water buyback as the issue intruded further into his election campaign
An infant has died following a "medical emergency" onboard an AirAsia flight from Malaysia to Western Australia but police say her death is not suspicious.