The US gunman's dad says he is in shock about his son's murderous rampage and says it had 'nothing to do with religion'.
US officials investigating the Orlando massacre say there's no evidence yet showing a direct link with Islamic State or any other militant group.
Police say a man who took a loaded gun into a Brisbane bar also had cash, drugs and ammunition in his hotel room.
The stepfather of a Queensland toddler who died in suspicious circumstances says he found the boy gasping for breath in his bed after giving him...
The shooting dead of 50 people at a Florida nightclub was an "act of terror" and "act of hate", US President Barack Obama says.
A bomb has exploded in Beirut behind a branch of the Lebanese Blom Bank but only two people suffered minor injuries.
Tony Awards organisers have announced they will be dedicated to those affected by the Orlando nightclub shooting that killed at least 50 people.
A man has been arrested in California with assault weapons and possible explosives, telling police he was in Los Angeles for the gay pride festival.
Pope Francis has denounced a massacre at a Florida nightclub that killed at least 50 people as "homicidal folly and senseless hatred.
A man has been headbutted in an elevator in inner Sydney before three men robbed him of his mobile phone, cash and cigarettes.