Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says the shooting rampage at Canadian parliament this morning has all the hallmarks of a terrorist attack.
The government is seeking details from consular officials in Indonesia after jets forced Australian pilot to land over alleged airspace violation.
It's still too early to tell whether or not the shooting attack on Canada's parliament is related to terrorism, the foreign minster says.

Zellweger explains her new look

US actor Renee Zellweger has explained the change in her new appearance, saying she is simply older and happier.
Police have arrested a man after three family members were shot dead during a neighbourhood dispute in rural Victoria.

Family affair in hunt for MH370

A 20-year-old “genius” electronic engineer and his father are among the crew searching for the missing Malaysian flight MH370.
What's got claws, a humpback, big hips, a long snout and looks like a giant ostrich? Deinocheirus mirificus, of course.
Scientists are tagging hundreds of turtles off Qld as part of a study that aims to solve the mystery of mass turtle stranding in 2012.
A bone found on the banks of a river in western Siberia suggests interbreeding between modern humans and Neanderthals some 50,000 years ago
The health department says changes to bulk billing for diagnositic imaging services won't necessarily mean patients will be worse off.
A refugee lawyer says the Immigration Minister is deliberately using some of his discretionary powers because he opposes the the issuing of permanent protection...
Children as young as five were repeatedly abused, sexually and physically, by the people trusted to care for them at an Aboriginal children home in New South...
Senator Jacqui Lambie has refused an invite to visit a Sydney mosque, declaring that it is against her 'moral upbringing'.
Migrant women facing domestic violence are being left even more isolated due to a lack of cultural awareness and community support.
Australian National University vice-chancellor Ian Young says the decision to divest shares in resource companies wasn't a significant move.

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I found Sugar Man

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