Australian Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran seen during the Indonesian independence day celebration inside the Kerobokan prison in Bali, Indonesia on 17 August 2011. Photo: Anta Kesuma
Bali Nine members Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, who are on death row in Indonesia, have been given a sliver of hope of a stay of execution after their transfer from Bali was postponed.
Two other foreigners due to face the firing squad have received a temporary reprieve..
- ACT Health has warned Canberrans to be aware of measles symptoms after recording the territory's first case of the contagious illness for this year - they're also urging us to check our freezers for baked goods bought from Coles Gungahlin.
- Thousands of Afghani and Bangladeshi cricket fans from across the country will converge on Canberra today to show their support as the two teams face off in their World Cup match at Manuka Oval.
- A class action lawsuit is looming over the Hepatitis A food scare linked to imported frozen berries.
- A salmonella outbreak that has killed two elderly people in NSW has now hit a Belconnen aged care centre, with the main provider, the Illawarra Retirement Trust (IRT), confirming two more cases in Canberra.
- Canberra's police chief has welcomed anti-consorting laws proposed for the ACT that would give officers greater powers to clamp down on escalating bikie gang activity - but plans for tougher legislation have drawn criticism from civil libertarians and law groups.
- TAMS Minister Shane Rattenbury aims to free up more unused public land for growing food in Canberra and plans a registration system for backyard beekeepers this year, among measures to boost food self-sufficiency.
- Australia needs a recession to focus political minds on the growing imbalances in the economy, according to a former Treasury official and now chief economist.
- Canberra indie band SAFIA has reached a new level of fame garnering death threats after suggesting an American singer copied one of their film clips.
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza at Manuka oval in Canberra. Photo: Jay Cronan
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza grins with pride when he remembers Bangladesh's stunning upset of Australia a decade ago.
But he was deadly serious when he said past glories will count for little when they look to put debutants Afghanistan back in their box in their World Cup opener at Manuka Oval on today.
In 2005, just five years after joining the International Cricket Council, Bangladesh pulled off an almighty upset by shocking Australia by five wickets at Cardiff.
Mortaza, a right arm fast bowler, is the sole player left from that memorable day.
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- His country is war-torn, he grew up in a refugee camp and his father was kidnapped two years ago - but ask Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi his thoughts on overcoming hardship to lead his country in their first cricket World Cup match and he's surprisingly downbeat.
- Australian great Geoff Lawson says there will be "dancing in the streets" of Afghanistan if they can continue the fairytale and upset Bangladesh in their Cricket World Cup debut.
- The ACT Brumbies say David Pocock will need to fully recover from his second knee reconstruction before re-signing.
- Mitch Cornish will fire the first shot at halfback in Saturday's trial with Newcastle, but Canberra coach Ricky Stuart insists his battle with Sam Williams to win the Raiders No.7 jersey isn't over.
Canberrans heading to the Cricket World Cup at Manuka Oval today can catch the bus for free.
ACTION is providing free bus services to all ticket holders.
Free chartered buses will also be available from the City Bus Station at Platform 11 and Woden Bus Station at Platform 10 between 12 noon and 2.15 pm. Buses are departing about every 30 minutes.
Free return services will leave regularly from the Manuka Oval east gate after the match.
If you are stuck in traffic or have any info, let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @canberratimes
Bangladesh take on Afghanistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup match at Manuka Oval from 2.30pm.
Alt-rocker and Dinosaur Jr frontman and guitarist, J Mascis, will perform at the Street Theatre at 8pm.
Professor Rikki Kersten will examine the security dilemmas that have arisen in Japan since September 11 in this year's Harold White Fellow Presentation: The USA-Japan Strategic Alliance in the 'Asian Century'.
A piece from FASHFEST designer Miranda Sakhino.
Returning for its third year, the May 13-15 event will showcase more than 30 designers from around the country, as well as for the first time, an international designer.
It's something of a maturing of the event, organisers say, with designers ready to have fun but make a serious statement.
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Sky writing saying 'CLOSE NAURU' over Canberra Tuesday afternoon to mark the anniversary of Iranian asylum seeker Reza Barati's death in Australia's Manus Island offshore detention centre. Three individuals launched a crowdfunding campaign to skywrite the large letters. Photo: Rohan Thomson
Today: Canberra will brace itself for a possible shower or storm later today, with a forecast minimum of 15 degrees and a top of 29 degrees.
The rest of the week: Thursday, possible shower - min 16, max 28; Friday, possible shower - min 16, max 28; Saturday, possible shower - min 16, max 28; Sunday, mostly sunny - min 14, max 30