A powerful suicide truck bombing outside a hospital in the capital of southern Zabul province has killed at least 20 and injured as many as 90 others, an Afghan official says.
Australia has enjoyed 28 years of continuous economic expansion, but it is often said the country needs the wake-up call of a recession to get much needed reforms done.
With 49 people killed last year after being shocked by Tasers, police departments across the United States are trying out a "Spider-Man"-like device that fires a tether that entangles and restrains the suspect.
Melbourne Storm speedster Josh Addo-Carr has no fear about tackling much bigger opponents on and off the NRL field.
It is, without doubt, Australia's most enduring cold case and a mystery that may never be solved.
South Sydney coach Wayne Bennett has thrown his unequivocal support behind skipper Sam Burgess after his outspoken criticism of the NRL judiciary system.
Sydney's new fish market will get a $750 million state government injection under plans to relocate one of the city's major tourist drawcards.
A recent string of overseas blockbusters and local productions has made the Gold Coast one of Australia's most film-friendly locations.
Refusing to reveal what specific role Jake Friend will play, Trent Robinson will keep fans and the opposition guessing right up until kick-off in the Sydney Roosters' NRL preliminary final on Saturday week.
Support is growing for the Brisbane players seen playing pokies the night before the NRL club's embarrassing finals exit, with Wests Tigers' Josh Reynolds claiming they did nothing wrong.