High-school student dies after accident at Canberra mountain trail

A Canberra high-school student has died after an incident during a lesson at Mount Ainslie Nature Reserve on Thursday morning

12-year-old girl slashed 20 times on face in random Logan attack

Police are investigating what they've described as a "vicious and cowardly" attack on a young girl in Logan, south of Brisbane

AFP bust alleged child-stealing ring in NSW, Queensland and WA

Two men will be extradited to Queensland to face allegations that they are part of a group organising parental child abductions

Building inundated, car trapped in rare rainfall event in Sydney's west

The heavens opened hard and fast in western Sydney last night, with some areas receiving a month's worth of rain in half an hour

Jamal Khashoggi murder suspect studied forensic medicine in Australia in 2015

A doctor suspected of killing and dismembering dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi trained at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine in Melbourne after being sponsored by the Saudi Government

Turks, Saudis to search consul's residence in Istanbul

Following similar permission for a search of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkish and Saudi officials are set to search the residence of the Saudi consul concerning the case of a missing journalist

Saudi consul general leaves Turkey amid journo probe

Mohammad al-Otaibi leaves for Riyadh as officials prepare to search his residence to investigate case of missing journalist

Palestinians warn Australia risks becoming 'international pariah' if it moves Israel embassy to Jerusalem

In a statement, the representative of the Palestinian delegation in Australia, Izzat Abdulhadi, described it as "short-term political gain" that would be "outweighed by the detriment both to Australia's international standing"

ANIC is Seriously Concerned Over the PM's Recent Consideration to Recognise Jerusalem as Israel's Capital


PRESS RELEASE: ANIC is Seriously Concerned Over the PM's Recent Consideration to Recognise Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

Saudi Arabia to admit Khashoggi was killed: report

Saudi Arabia is preparing to admit it killed missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in an interrogation gone wrong

Death toll in Indonesia quake rises to 2,091

The death toll in the earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia last month has risen to 2,091, officials said on Sunday

Deluge continues across south-east Queensland as drought-stricken farmers hope for more


The sodden weekend across south-east Queensland has delivered some remarkable rainfall totals, with Noosa Heads on the state's Sunshine Coast recording almost half-a-metre of rain.

MESSAGE OF HIS EXCELLENCY BISHOP ANTOINE CHARBEL TARABAY TO THE MARONITE COMMUNITY

Dear Beloved in Jesus-Christ Our Lord,
Since the publication of two media articles over the last week, I have been praying and reflecting

Princes Freeway closed after pedestrian killed, causing traffic chaos in Melbourne's west

A pedestrian has been killed on the Princes Freeway, causing delays for inbound motorists in Melbourne's west with all four lanes closed at Laverton as police investigate

global and domestic pressure on Iran

Brian Hook, the State Department’s director of policy planning, told a news conference that

'There's a mood for change': Liberals fall behind in Wentworth by-election poll

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned Wentworth by-election voters to think "carefully" before voting for independent candidate Kerryn Phelps, after a new poll placed her far ahead of Liberal opponent Dave Sharma

Donald Trump promises 'severe punishment' for Saudi Arabia if it killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi

United States President Donald Trump has promised to inflict "severe punishment" on Saudi Arabia if it is found to have murdered missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Bill Shorten promises workers a bigger share in IR overhaul

Labor is preparing at least four reforms to workplace laws to promise better pay for workers and tougher rules to stop insecure employment as

Queensland prepares for more wild weather


Severe weather warnings are currently in place for Queensland's Central Highlands and adjacent regions, after powerful storms and a tornado tore through towns in the state's south-east