Phelps claims historic win in Wentworth by-election, says Green

ABC election analyst Antony Green has taken just over an hour to call the Wentworth by-election in favour of independent candidate Kerryn Phelps

Man dies in police custody after being handcuffed at a Melbourne bar

A man has died in police custody shortly after he was handcuffed by officers at a bar in Melbourne's south-east this morning

Man killed by lightning near Dubbo

A man has died after being struck by lightning at Geurie, near Dubbo, in New South Wales' central west, as thunderstorms lash large areas of the state

Saudi Arabia says Khashoggi died at Istanbul consulate

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi died after a brawl inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Saudi Arabia announced Saturday

Istanbul: Saudi Consulate staffers speak to prosecutors


Turkish staffers of the Saudi Consulate General in Istanbul have started to testify to prosecutors over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist earlier this month, a judicial source said

Scott Morrison says Liberal candidate Dave Sharma likely to lose Wentworth by-election to Kerryn Phelps

The Prime Minister has conceded Liberal candidate Dave Sharma is likely to lose Saturday's Wentworth by-election and therefore his Government's majority in Canberra

Naked butcher photos sees Kalkarindji residents throw out beef and sausages from NT meatworks

Meat is being dumped from stores across the remote community of Kalkarindji, the Gurindji Aboriginal Corporation says, after a photo of a naked butcher preparing sausages was uploaded to social media

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.