Dressed in black and with a scarf covering his face, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau is the man believed to have killed a soldier point blank and then opened fire in a parliamentary building in Canada's capital city.
The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed the Australian embassy in Jakarta is in contact with Indonesian authorities over an alleged airspace violation in the region.
A fatal shooting in the heart of Canada's normally quiet capital has raised serious questions about why the country could be a target for extremists, shaking a long-held national image of security and safety.
Just three days ago, Corporal Nathan Cirillo posted a photograph on social media of himself dressed in military regalia smiling beside a fellow soldier.
Australia's Defence Chief Mark Binskin says international forces may have to undertake a longer-term role training Iraqi forces beyond the immediate job of stopping the Islamic State.
He lived about 45,000 years ago and died on the banks of a river in Siberia and now scientists have decoded his DNA to narrow the time when humans and Neanderthals first got a little bit frisky.
The man found murdered, wrapped in plastic and dumped in a Bali rice field with his throat slashed was trying to build a motel in Sanur and was experiencing serious cash flow problems, an Australian friend has said.
Two Myanmar men accused of the gruesome slaying of two British tourists on a Thai resort island have recanted confessions, claiming they were assaulted during police interrogation.
That the talks were convened was testament to the impact the protests have had, Hong Kong's chief secretary conceded.
Fairfax journalist Matt Wade has won the 2014 ACFID Media Award for excellence in reporting on international development issues. The award acknowledges Wade's efforts to highlight the 'forgotten famine' in South Sudan with a series of articles published in The Sydney Morning Herald in August.