NRL'S LATEST OFF-FIELD SUMMER OF WOE* October 13, 2019: Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Melbourne Storm)Served a three-game ban - all at Test level - and hit with a suspended $15,000 fine for his role in a violent brawl outside Bali nightclub La Favela.
Firms involved in the refurbishment of London's Grenfell Tower have expressed "no trace of responsibility" for the deadly fire there in 2017 despite experts saying the work failed to comply with building regulations, an inquiry has heard.
Unidentified gunmen have shot dead two protesters in the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya after security forces began a crackdown on months-long demonstrations against the country's largely Iran-backed ruling elite.
The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China has risen to 81 as the government extended the Lunar New Year holiday and more big businesses shut down or told staff to work from home in an effort to curb the spread.
An Iranian passenger airliner carrying some 150 passengers has skidded off the runway and into a street next to the airport in the southern city of Mahshahr, after apparently losing its landing gear in a hard landing.
Air crash investigators are expected to arrive in California to take the lead on the investigation into the cause of the helicopter crash that killed basketball star Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people.
NBA legend Kobe Bryant's sudden death has triggered an outpouring from around the sports world and beyond, remembering his skill and will and the indelible imprint he left on millions of admirers.
The NRL's off-season woes have worsened after Canberra recruit Curtis Scott allegedly kicked and punched a police officer while being arrested.
In early 2014 Dante Exum was 18, had just graduated from his Canberra high school and was living a surreal life preparing for the NBA Draft on courts south of Los Angeles.
Kobe Bryant was one of the most decorated players in basketball history who transcended the sport and became a successful businessman and Oscar winner.