The best pictures from the international wire services as chosen by the Picture Editors at the Sydney Morning Herald.
Australian's leading Jewish community organisation has broken a week-long silence on the case of the death of Australian-Israel dual national Ben Zygier.
An Australian man has died during a motorcross rally in Borneo during which riders were forced to spend the night in the jungle when heavy rain flooded the track.
JOHANNESBURG: Oscar Pistorius nearly shot a friend at an upmarket restaurant recently when a pistol he was looking at accidentally went off, a South African newspaper has reported.
DAMASCUS: The main opposition bloc in Syria has accused Lebanon's Hezbollah movement of fighting alongside regime forces in Damascus.
JERUSALEM: Israel's tough talking former foreign affairs minister Avigdor Lieberman has pleaded not guilty to charges of fraud and breach of trust in a criminal case.
AN AMERICAN trade union leader has implored Australian unionists to draw inspiration from Barack Obama's re-election, insisting a campaign aimed at workers could keep Julia Gillard in The Lodge.
AN INDIAN mother whose child was kidnapped and illegally adopted in Australia has accused the girl's adoptive parents and officials here of blocking the now teenager from having contact with her and of making no effort to try to repatriate the girl.
HE OWNED a hip-hop record label, lived the high life in luxury hotels and loved gambling, strippers and bling but, behind the glitz and the glamour, Tobechi Enyinna Onwuhara was one of the FBI's most wanted men, a fraudster who allegedly scammed at least $44 million through cyber crimes.
MORE than 2000 tonnes of Australian horse meat is exported annually to international markets for human consumption.