A Pennsylvania judge orders entertainer Bill Cosby to stand trial on sexual assault charges over allegations that he drugged and assaulted a woman in 2004.
Have a look at the key areas in which the Coalition, Labor, and the Greens hold different policies, including negative gearing, same-sex marriage, and climate change.
Poland begins a logging project aimed at protecting the ancient Bialowieza forest, which includes some of Europe's last primeval woodland, despite protests from environmental groups, scientists and the EU.
The Federal Government is this morning expected to announce an assistance package for dairy farmers affected by recent milk price cuts.
West Australian Premier Colin Barnett accuses Prime Minister and Liberal Party colleague Malcolm Turnbull of showing a lack of leadership on the issue of GST distribution, saying the Commonwealth has shown a "lack of intellect".
Japan is on high-alert ahead of a Group of Seven summit, with thousands of police on the streets of Tokyo and fanning out across the country as authorities boost security to unprecedented levels.