Vladimir Putin makes a surprise visit to Russia's Hmeymim air base in Syria and orders Russian forces to start withdrawing after a two-year military campaign.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says an explosion in one of the city's busiest commuter hubs in midtown Manhattan was "an attempted terrorist attack".
It is not citizenship that could bring NSW Nationals MP David Gillespie unstuck, but his case may end up in the High Court.
Appearing on Q&A, the Prime Minister says his job is to protect Australia from foreign interference and that "every country is entitled to defend its national interest", while being forced to explain his position on a range of issues at the forefront of Australian politics.
Speaking before a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urges the European Union to follow US President Donald Trump's lead and recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
In a video apology to a photographer he "intentionally" kicked in the face during a concert, Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme says he failed at being a "good man" and is going to have to "figure out some stuff".