Colin Barnett has taken offence his successor will move out of luxurious offices dubbed the "Premier's Palace", but Mark McGowan says it's hardly a big insult.
Riyadh (AFP) - A hotel in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca, where two million Muslims will perform the annual hajj pilgrimage, was evacuated Monday after a fire broke out, the civil defence service said.
The US and South Korea are conducting annual military drills which consistently infuriate Pyongyang, despite appeals to halt the exercise.
The WA government has submitted its business case to access federal funding for the first stages of the Perth Metronet rail project.
Singapore (AFP) - Ten US sailors were missing and five injured after their destroyer collided with a tanker east of Singapore early Monday, the second accident involving an American warship in two months.
An inquest into the death of 77-year-old Janet Mackozdi, who died while living in a shipping container in Tasmania, has begun in Hobart.
The school of NSW boy Julian Cadman, who died in the Barcelona terror attack, has offered students and staff counselling after the family confirmed his death.
Abuja (AFP) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari took to state TV on Monday in his first speech since returning from a long medical absence in Britain in a bid to dampen mounting separatist tensions in the country.
A new Business SA survey has revealed flagging confidence as companies battle rising costs but Premier Jay Weatherill has urged the group to talk the state up.
Wallabies defence coach Nathan Grey says he's confident in his strategy and believes he's the right man to help turn the team's fortunes around.
Washington (AFP) - The death of comedy legend Jerry Lewis on Sunday prompted an outpouring of tributes from fellow comedians, actors and others in the entertainment world.
Wallabies winger Henry Speight says players need to show more pride in their performance after Saturday's Bledisloe Cup humiliation.