Philippine police shoot dead eight drug suspects this week, following repeated calls by president-elect Rodrigo Duterte for security forces to kill criminals.
Bill Shorten says "systemic racism" in Australian society is one of the key obstacles to achieving reconciliation with Indigenous people.
Sam Stosur holds her nerve to beat eleventh seed Lucie Safarova in a tense three-setter and advance to the fourth round of the French Open.
French President Francois Hollande warns anti-reform protesters he will not let them strangle the economy, as riot police removed picketers and barricades blocking access to a fuel depot.
The Sydney Swans overcome North Melbourne at the SCG to move up to second on the ladder and end the Kangaroos' nine-game winning streak.
Three tourists are killed, one is missing and another three are hospitalised, including one Australian, after a packed speed boat capsizes off popular Thai holiday island Koh Samui.