In a move that is ramping up tensions between China and Taiwan, the Chinese navy will start large scale live-fire military drills in the straits off Taiwan. Source link

This year’s CHOGM is likely to be the Queen’s last, and may involve discussions about leadership. Some are keen to see her replacement directly elected — preferably from a small nation, James Glenday writes. Source link

The Matildas need a 91st-minute equaliser from Alanna Kennedy and three penalty saves by goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold to squeeze past Thailand in the Asian Cup semi-final. Source link

Starbucks is to close 8,000 company-owned US cafes for one afternoon next month to train nearly 175,000 workers on how to prevent racial discrimination after the “reprehensible” arrests of two black men in one of its stores last week. Source link

International inspectors enter the Syrian town where an alleged chemical attack was carried out this month, after they had waited for days in the capital for permission from Syrian and Russian authorities. Source link

On the final day of a catastrophic tour, Australia crashed to the tune of 7 for 31. But out of the despair, there emerges the faint prospect of redemption. Source link