A government investigation into the use of performance-enhancing substances has revealed widespread abuse by professional athletes in Australia.
Amid fears of "Islamic State" jihadists, a group known as "Reclaim Australia" has rallied its supporters across Australia to condemn Islamist extremism. But counter demonstrators say the movement is anti-Muslim.
United Nations aid chief Valerie Amos is to stand down from the role after four years. Amos has overseen aid operations in major flashpoints in the Middle East and Africa.