Vasiliy and Vladimir Shapkin don't often like to "share the proceeds" by busking together, but the brothers are cleaning up playing crowd-stopping tunes around Sydney's CBD.
Total construction work done in Australia falls for the fifth consecutive quarter dragged down by new work failing to fill the void left by the completion of big resource projects.
The central Italian town of Amatrice has been badly damaged by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake, with people trapped under the rubble, the town's mayor says.
A plan to place Australia's first ice inhalation room in Liverpool, in Sydney's south-west, receives a cool reception from local businesses and residents at the first community meeting on the proposal.
A 52-year-old Perth man accused of luring two children away from a school holiday care program and sexually assaulting them pleads not guilty.
The death of a Perth patient five years ago is under investigation after the woman's doctor, who advocates legalising euthanasia during the terminal stage of an illness, admits to hastening her death.