Fairfax to lose its name in $4 billion takeover by Nine

Fairfax and Nine have announced a $4 billion merger that will create an integrated media giant across television, online video streaming, print, digital and real estate advertising — and erase the Fairfax name

Mars has a vast liquid water lake beneath its southern pole, scientists believe

In a massive shot in the arm for the search for life on Mars, a giant "lake" of liquid water seems to be buried beneath the ice near the red planet's south pole

NBN write-down 'inevitable', warns ratings agency S&P

Credit ratings agency S&P Global Ratings has issued a damning report on the NBN that warns a write-down is "inevitable" and taxpayers, customers and telcos are bearing the costs

Sydney woman Qi Yu's body found by major highway, police believe

Police believe they have found the body of missing Sydney woman Qi Yu near a major highway in Sydney's Upper North Shore

Police reveal identity of man they want to speak to in relation to Warwick Farm shooting

New South Wales Police have revealed the identity of a man they are pursuing after a "brutal" murder at Sydney's west on Sunday.

Charges laid as Riverland school stabbing victim is flown to Adelaide in a serious condition

A 17-year-old girl is in a serious but stable condition and has been transferred by helicopter to Adelaide for further treatment, after being stabbed at Renmark High School in South Australia's Riverland region

Israeli military fires 2 interceptor missiles at Syrian Sukhoi warplane

Israel has fired interceptor missiles at a Syrian Sukhoi warplane, the IDF said in a statement, adding that the aircraft had penetrated Israeli-controlled airspace

Severe weather warning for Victoria, South Australia as strong winds leave crane in danger of collapse

A second crane has been delivered to a worksite in inner Melbourne to help with the dismantling of another crane that was left in danger of collapse by strong overnight winds

School uniform policy change gives NSW girls option of shorts or trousers

Girls attending public primary and secondary schools in NSW will be given the option of wearing shorts or trousers under new policy changes

Teen charged over death of woman at Melbourne CBD apartment

A 17-year-old from Sunshine North in Melbourne has been charged by Victoria Police over the death of a woman at a short-stay apartment complex in the CBD early on Saturday morning

Whale-watching tourist was taking selfies before fatal slip off cliff at Cape Solander

An overseas tourist was taking selfies moments before he slipped off the edge of a cliff at a popular whale watching spot in Sydney's south

Israeli airstrike hits Assad chemical centre in Hama countryside

Assad regime television said an Israeli air strike had hit a military post in the city of Masyaf in Syria’s Hama province but caused only material damage

NSW Police officer who hit 16yo boy 'as hard as he could' during Byron Bay arrest may face criminal charges

A police officer involved in a violent arrest in Byron Bay, in which a teenager was hit about 20 times with batons after being capsicum sprayed and tasered, could face criminal charges

Construction set for its biggest fall since the global financial crisis

Australia's building commencements, fuelled by investor apartment construction, look like heading from boom to bust, according to forecaster BIS Oxford Economics

Assad regime blocks White Helmets evacuation

Syrian regime forces have denied exit to members of the White Helmets civil defense agency and their families to opposition-held Idlib province amid an evacuation deal from Quneitra province, according to the group’s chief

Over 1,000 Jewish settlers converge on Al-Aqsa complex

More than 1,000 Israeli settlers on Sunday forced their way into East Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, according to a Palestinian official

Overloaded reusable bags causing shoppers injuries, leaving physios to shoulder the burden

Shoppers have been warned not to overload their bags at the checkout after reports of an increase in injuries from people trying to carry heavy reusable bags

Melbourne teen remembered as 'bright, positive' after death during CBD apartment dispute

Friends have paid tribute to a soccer-loving teenager who was killed during a party at a short-stay apartment in Melbourne's CBD after a dispute broke out between two groups of young people

Woman dies in Melbourne apartment EQ Tower after dispute between two groups

A 19-year-old woman has been fatally assaulted in a short-stay apartment in Melbourne's CBD after a dispute between two groups of young people at a party

ANZ chief apologises over 'unacceptable' grilling of former employee in harassment case

ANZ CEO Shayne Elliot has apologised on behalf of the bank after a former employee was forced to recount details of a past rape as part of the bank's defence in a sexual harassment case in New York