A new joint military deployment to Iraq will dominate today's annual bi-lateral talks between Tony Abbott and his New Zealand counterpart John Key, with the pair also attending today's Cricket World Cup clash.
Actor Leonard Nimoy, who won a worldwide fan base as the pointy-eared half-human, half-Vulcan Mr Spock in the Star Trek television and film franchise, dies at age 83.
Germany's parliament approves a four-month extension of Greece's bailout with 542 members voting in favour of the move, the largest majority so far for a euro zone rescue package.
Prince Harry will end his active military service after two combat tours of Afghanistan, with several weeks seconded to Australian units, a UK newspaper reports.
UK glam rocker Gary Glitter is sentenced to 16 years' jail for the sexual abuse of three young girls between 1975 and 1980.
Hundreds of protesters gather in Dhaka to denounce the murder of a prominent American blogger of Bangladeshi origin, who was hacked to death with machetes after he allegedly received threats from Islamists.
A 13-year-old schoolgirl, who had been reported missing, has been found safe and well in Queensland.
The Baird government is on track to remain in power at next month's NSW election, according to the latest Newspoll.
A 34-year-old man will face court after being charged with indecent assault of a teenage boy in Sydney's west.
A rally in Melbourne by grandmothers against refugee children in detention will also show support of Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs.
Greens NSW MP John Kaye will speak at a community rally against the NSW government's NorthConnex transport project.
Total fire bans are in place in eight South Australian districts, with severe fire danger forecast.