Wooden pickets of white, cream, beige, brown, gray and black stand guard over a sun-baked streetscape of bland fences and facades in suburban Port Melbourne.
Man Haron Monis, the Iranian refugee identified as the gunman behind a deadly siege at a downtown Sydney cafe, was no stranger to Australian law enforcement officials or the media.
Sixteen hours after a self-styled Muslim cleric took at least 17 hostages in a cafe in the heart of Sydney, armed police stormed the building, ending the crisis. Three people, including the gunman, were killed.
In Nigeria, the attacks are coming almost daily -- the latest a twin bombing Thursday in a crowded market in the city of Jos, killing at least 31 people.
Oscar Pistorius may yet face a murder conviction after South African prosecutors Wednesday were given permission by the trial judge to appeal her acquittal of the Olympic athlete on the charge.
Yolande Korkie allowed herself to imagine embracing her husband, schoolteacher Pierre Korkie, when she was told Saturday he was about to be freed by militants holding him hostage in Yemen and would be home by Christmas.
South African prosecutor Gerrie Nel on Tuesday told High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa that the sentence she imposed on Oscar Pistorius in the negligent killing of his girlfriend was “shockingly inappropriate.”
A judge in Cape Town, South Africa, on Monday threw out murder charges against a British businessman accused of conspiring to kill his wife on their honeymoon.