ASEAN bombing averted: Malaysia police

Lindsay Murdoch 11:05 AM   Malaysian authorities say they have foiled a plot by Islamic extremists to detonate a series of bombs across the capital Kuala Lumpur, ahead of a summit of South-East Asian leaders.

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Unknown digger's grave finally named

Tony Abbott and the official party, including members of the Kirkland family, before the new headstone of Corporal Athol Kirkland.

Nick Miller 6:36 PM   Somme, France: The grave of an unknown soldier on the Western Front has at last been granted a name, rank, and the tears of a long-separated family.

Abbott visits French counter-terror unit

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott visiting RAID's offices in France.

Nick Miller 6:50 AM   The head of the elite counter-terrorism unit that broke a January terrorist siege in Paris has asked Australian prime minister to put him in touch with the team that faced a similar challenge in Sydney.

Clinton Foundation: 'we made mistakes' 

There has been renewed interest in the Clinton Foundation since former secretary of state Hillary Clinton announced she was running for president.

Gregory Korte 1:07 PM   Acting CEO admits government grants were not properly identified on foundation's tax returns.

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Nepal earthquake: Melbourne woman Renu Fotedar killed

Melbourne woman Renu Fotedar has been killed while in Nepal.

Craig Butt, Rachel Browne, Patrick Hatch 12:18 AM   A Melbourne woman in Nepal to climb Mount Everest has been confirmed dead, among more than 3000 people killed in the massive earthquake.

Bali nine's Andrew Chan marries Febyanti as execution looms

Febyanti visits Andrew Chan in March. The couple were married on Monday.

Jewel Topsfield 11:52 PM   Andrew Chan and his fiancee Febyanti Herewila have married on execution island on what is likely to be one of his last day on earth. 

Families trying to visit Bali nine delayed by Indonesian authorities

A painting, self portrait of Myuran Sukumaran is taken from Kerobokan Prison to Wijaya Pura in Cilacap.

Jewel Topsfield 11:33 PM   The families of Bali nine pair Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were delayed by an agonising three and a half hours to see their loved ones after Indonesian officials required them to fill out new paperwork.

"They asked for $130k and then more": new claims of bribes in Bali nine duo death penalty case

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

Tom Allard 12:15 AM   The former lawyer of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran says judges who sentenced duo to death asked for more than $130,000 to give them a prison term.

Boston bomber's defence against death sentence begins

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Scott Malone 10:10 PM   The trial of the convicted Boston Marathon bomber enters a new and critical stage on Monday as defence lawyers begin to present their case that a jury should sentence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to life in prison, rather than death.

Taliban attack major Afghan city

Taliban fighters leaving Kunduz province in 2001: Now, they are back and threatening to overrun parts of the provincial capital.

9:22 PM   Hundreds of Taliban insurgents attacked police and army checkposts in the province of Kunduz on Monday, officials said.

Hundreds of Australians still feared missing in Nepal

The ancient city of Bhaktapur in Nepal is destroyed by the earthquake on April 25.

Deborah Gough, Marissa Calligeros, Beau Donelly 7:07 PM   Two Victorian teenagers were injured by falling rocks, but are among the survivors of the Nepal earthquake.

France and Australia to swap counter-terrorism officers to improve national security

French President Francois Hollande welcomes Prime Minister Tony Abbott to the Elysee Palace, in Paris, on Monday.

Nick Miller in Paris 7:02 PM   France and Australia will swap counter-terrorism police officers in a new exchange program aimed at improving national security in both countries.

Greens propose deep emissions cuts for post-2020

Bayswater Power Station in the Hunter Valley

Peter Hannam 6:29 PM   With climate change accelerating, Australia - and the rest of the world - need to aim for deep emission cuts, the Greens say in revealing their post-2020 targets.

Bali nine pair Chan and Sukumaran choose their execution witnesses

A man prepares coffins ahead of executions of death row inmates in coming days.

Jewel Topsfield 6:24 PM   The families of Bali nine pair Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan have received the news they were dreading - they will be forced to say their final farewells on Tuesday afternoon.

'Grave fears' for missing Australian on Everest

People sit on the rubble of a temple after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal April 26, 2015, a day after the 7.9 magnitude earthquake killed more than 2,400 people and devastated Kathmandu valley. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Rachel Browne 4:57 PM   Grave fears are held for an Australian climber still missing from the Mount Everest base camp in Nepal where the death toll continues to mount as rescue organisations scramble to the disaster zone amid challenging weather conditions and terrifying aftershocks.

Mali's main rebel group says it will sign peace deal next month

Islamist policemen patrol the streets of Gao, northern Mali in 2012. Once one of west Africa's most stable democracies, Mali was plunged into turmoil when soldiers seized power in Bamako that year.

Emma Farge 4:41 PM   Mali could be closer to solving a five-decade struggle that has split the country in two.

Indonesian AG in key post when alleged intervention led to Bali 9 death penalty

Indonesia's Attorney-General H.M. Prasetyo.

Tom Allard 4:03 PM   Concerns of potential conflict of interest for the attorney general as he pushes for quick execution of Chan and Sukumaran before investigation of bribes completed.

Cop cam footage raises privacy concerns

Officer Daniel Enriquez, equipped with a body camera, in Seattle on April 24, 2015.

Timothy Williams 3:49 PM   US Police departments have been moving with unusual speed to equip officers with body cameras to film their often edgy encounters with the public.

Bali nine execution: 'Law 2/1964' dictates final hours of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan

Indonesian police commandos escort Myuran Sukumaran as he arrives in Cilacap in central Java island on March 4 on his way to a maximum security prison ion Nusakambangan island.

Marcus Strom 2:54 PM   The final days and moments the lives of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are clearly laid out under Indonesian law. 

Elvis Presley's planes to remain at Graceland

The Hound Dog II, one of two jets once owned by late singer Elvis Presley, on display at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

2:50 PM   It looks like Elvis Presley's planes are staying at Graceland after all.

Bali nine: How Indonesia executes death row inmates

On death row: (from top left) Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, Frenchman Serge Atlaoui and Brazilian Rodrigo Gularte, (bottom row) Nigerian Raheem Agbaje Salami, Filipina Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso, and Nigerian Silvester Obiekwe Nwolise.

Kanupriya Kapoor 2:37 PM   Indonesia is expected to soon execute by firing squad a group of 10 convicts, most of them foreigners, for drug offences on the prison island of Nusakambangan in Central Java.

Malaria vaccine offers partial protection

A mother holds her baby as she receives the candidate vaccine as part of a trial in western Kenya.

1:52 PM   Despite the investment of hundreds of millions of dollars, the world's most advanced malaria "candidate vaccine" offers young children only partial protection that wanes with time.

MH17 crash: Germany knew flight risks, according to local media

Parts of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at the crash site near the village of Hrabove, some 80 kms east of Donetsk.

1:36 PM   Berlin knew the risks of flying over war-torn east Ukraine before Flight MH17 was shot out of the sky but did not inform German airlines, local media has reported.

Footage emerges of moment avalanche hit Everest base camp

A huge cloud of snow cascades down the mountain.

Megan Levy 1:20 PM   Terrifying footage has emerged reportedly of the moment an earthquake-triggered avalanche hit Everest base camp, sending panicked climbers running for their lives.

Shinzo Abe blamed for muzzling Japanese media

Shigeaki Koga, a regular commentator and critic of the political establishment, resigns on air, as host looks on.

Martin Fackler 1:00 PM   It was an unexpected act of protest that shook Japan's carefully managed media world: Shigeaki Koga, a regular television commentator and fierce critic of the political establishment, abruptly departed from the scripted conversation during a live TV news program to announce that this would ...

Barack Obama debuts 'anger translator' at correspondents' dinner

U.S. President Barack Obama and 'Luther', his anger translator.

Michael D. Shear 12:36 PM   Meet Luther, Obama's 'Anger Translator'.

Climbers trapped on Mount Everest 'getting desperate'

The Everest base camp after a deadly avalanche on Saturday.

Annie Gowen 12:35 PM   A significant aftershock has halted rescue efforts on Mount Everest.

ASEAN Summit bombing averted: Malaysia police

Police walk at the 26th ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Lindsay Murdoch 11:05 AM   Malaysian authorities say they have foiled a plot by Islamic extremists to detonate a series of bombs across the capital Kuala Lumpur ahead of a summit of South-East Asian leaders.