Islamic State has been blamed for a terrorist attack in Central Jakarta that has killed at least seven people, five of whom are believed to have been terrorists.
- Meet the young duo set to take over the critical breakfast slot on FM 104.7 from Monday.
- Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been urged to ensure the Australian Defence Force conducts a transparent investigation of an antimalarial drug linked to suicide, hallucinations, depression and vertigo.
- A Calwell man who grew cultivating 85 cannabis plants – weighing almost 22 kilograms in total- has pleaded guilty to drug charges
- The Australian National University has been ranked Australia's most "international" university
- To sport, Cricket ACT Chief executive Cameron French looks to bring the Big Bash League, Tests and ODIs cyclically to Canberra.
- Rohit Sharma said he trusts the BCCI and his captain to make the right call on the controversial DRS stance.
- At the Oscars, a record number of Australians will be in the running this year.
- British actor Alan Rickman has died at the age of 69.
- In other news, The ACT's emergency services boss has hosed down concerns voiced by the firefighters union that the public has been put at "unacceptable risk" with a critical piece of firefighting equipment used to battle blazes in tall buildings out of action.
Parkes Way lane closures are in place, westbound between Clunies Ross Street and the Glenloch Interchange, until Monday.
Two lanes will be closed, except for during peak hours, when one lane will be closed. It will be back to three lanes before Monday's afternoon peak.
Ben and Jerry's Openair Cinema is making its way to Canberra's central lakeside venue on Patrick White Lawns. Until 21 Feb.
The National Portrait Gallery has something for everyone to enjoy these summer school holidays with free activities inspired by Sideshow Alley for families to enjoy together. Until 24 Jan.
The Ainslie Arts Centre is hosting a week-long music workshop for girls aged between 10 and 17 years. More info here.
School holidays at the AIS means you can choose from the Pre-School Holiday Program, Soccer and Tennis Camps and a general Sports Vacation Program. Until 29 Jan.
See the year's best cartoons in Behind the Lines 2015 at the Museum of Australian Democracy.
Today: Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, mostly in the early morning. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending east to southeasterly in the late morning. Min 10, max 22.
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning. Min 9, max 23.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. Light winds. Min 9, max 26
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