The Anglican church in Melbourne will set up an independent body with the aim of making the process of investigating sex abuse claims more transparent.
Lord Sebastian Coe has backed any potential Australian bid to host another Olympics and indicated Athletics Australia should go for a world championships.
The United Nations will investigate an attack on a UN aid convoy in Syria last month.
Usman Khawaja will aim to bolster his bid for a Test recall when Queensland meet NSW in the one-day cup final at North Sydney Oval.
Former Los Angeles Lakers NBA point guard Steve Blake has joined the Sydney Kings as a replacement import in the NBL.
South Africa will bat first against a Cricket Australia XI in their tour-opening two-day match in Adelaide.
More than 50,000 people have been relocated as Typhoon Haima heads towards southern China.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika believes his embattled team will emerge stronger from their 2016 travails.
A woman has died and a man has been critically injured after they fell from a building in inner-city Melbourne, police say.
Online lodging service Airbnb says a new law in New York could seriously damage its business as local authorities move to curtail illegal short-term rentals.
A Russian military helicopter has reportedly crash-landed in the country's northern Yamal region, leaving 19 people dead.
Mobile phone apps using GPS malfunction when they are used in central Moscow, visitors and residents say.
Former CIA employee and independent candidate Evan McMullin is surging in the polls in Utah against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
The family of Carlton star Bryce Gibbs remain hopeful he'll eventually be granted an AFL trade to Adelaide after talks between the two clubs collapsed.
Holden's Supercars series leader Shane van Gisbergen has claimed pole position for the Gold Coast 600's opening race on Saturday.

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