* Three states in Australia are being warned to expect their worst conditions of the season so far, as heat and winds threaten to widen Australia’s bushfire crisis.
* A former employee of Britain’s Hong Kong consulate claims Chinese secret police tortured him as they sought information about activists leading the pro-democracy protests.
* The building where Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was born in Austria will be turned into a police station.
* A pregnant woman was killed by dogs in forest land in northern France while a hunt with hounds was happening in the area.
* Israel says it hit dozens of targets in Syria belonging to the government and allied Iranian forces, in response to rockets fired into Israel.