Questions over 'war on drugs' as data shows NSW drug busts were accidentally counted twice

Data used to back up the use of drug sniffer dogs at music festivals and praise police busts has been "double counted", raising questions over the legitimacy of drug-related strategies in NSW

'Up to' five people, including women and children, found dead at Perth home

Multiple bodies were found at a home in Coode Street in Bedford after a man went to a regional West Australian police station

Liberals lose Wagga Wagga state seat held for more than 60 years

The Liberals have lost the 2018 Wagga Wagga state by-election in NSW, ABC election analyst Antony Green has said

Iraq parliament holds emergency talks as Basra burns


Iraqi lawmakers met Saturday in emergency session Saturday to discuss the crisis in public services in main southern city Basra after 12 protesters were killed this week, the Iranian consulate torched and its airport hit by rockets

Investigation into Sydney's underworld killings uncovers 'mafia-like' syndicates

New South Wales detectives have charged a number of people who they allege were core members of a violent crime syndicate behind to the city's spate of underworld killings

Residents furious after builder being pursued over combustible cladding goes into administration


Residents in apartments bound in combustible cladding fear they will have no option but to pay millions of dollars to make their homes safe again, after construction company Hickory placed its subsidiary, H Buildings, into voluntary administration

Iran: 11 executions in Zahedan and Gohardasht prisons

On September 3 and 5, the mullahs’ inhuman regime executed 11 prisoners in the Zahedan and Gohardasht (Karaj) prisons. Three of these prisoners were sent to the gallows at Zahedan Prison at dawn on Tuesday September 3. The three prisoners, aged 21 to 24, were sentenced to death on the charge of killing

Iraq assembly to hold emergency session on Basra unrest


Iraqi Interim Parliament Speaker Mohammed Ali Zaini has called on newly-elected MPs to convene an emergency assembly session on Saturday to discuss ongoing unrest in the southern Basra province

Melbourne police release vision of street attack near MCG after AFL match

Victoria Police has released footage of a "vicious" bashing near the MCG that left a man with serious facial injuries and another with a broken arm after last night's AFL qualifying final in Melbourne

Sydney driver killed 'days before due to have Takata airbag replaced'

A Sydney driver was due to have a faulty Takata airbag replaced two days before he was killed in a car accident, a court has heard

Sydney Harbour Tunnel closed southbound after motorcycle crash

A crash involving a motorcycle has forced the Sydney Harbour Tunnel to close southbound on Friday afternoon

Police car involved in crash was looking for driver on mobile phone

A highway patrol car was searching for a driver reportedly using a mobile phone before it collided with a Mercedes in Cronulla on Wednesday, police have confirmed

Human remains found in North Qld identified


Queensland police have confirmed human remains found on a remote North Queensland mountain range are that of a slain wife and mother

Man found with 200 guns at a Sydney home

NSW Police believe a former prison guard who had dozens of high-powered guns found at this Sydney property may have been preparing for a mass shooting

ASIC launches legal action against NAB

The corporate watchdog ASIC has launched legal action against NAB over the fees-for-no-service scandal engulfing the organisation

Box Hill crane accident: Melbourne worker killed, two men injured on construction site

A man has been killed and two others are injured after a tub of concrete fell from a crane at a construction site in Melbourne's east

ANZ, CBA follow Westpac and lift variable mortgage rates

ANZ has become the second major bank to raise home loan interest rates, despite no move on the horizon from the Reserve Bank, with the Commonwealth Bank following just minutes later

Fukushima disaster: Japan acknowledges first radiation death from nuclear plant hit by tsunami

Japan has acknowledged for the first time that a worker at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami more than seven years ago, has died from radiation exposure

Man charged with murder after discovery of woman's body at Carlisle house during search

The body of a woman was discovered at a Perth house on Wednesday where police investigating the disappearance of a 32-year-old had spent the day

Iran Uprising - No. 208 More than a thousand arrests in August uprising; call for urgent action to release prisoners

According to reports from inside Iran, during the uprising in August, at least 1,000 young people and other protesters were arrested. According to the regime's interior minister, the uprising involved 27 cities and 13 provinces