Search for grandmother Patricia Byrne missing in WA's remote Stirling Range National Park

A search is continuing in a remote national park in Western Australia's south for an 84-year-old woman missing since Thursday

Victoria's freak floods prompt 1,400 calls for help, more storms hit Melbourne suburbs

Authorities say Victoria's State Emergency Service received more than 1,400 calls for help during 48 hours of wild weather that damaged buildings, flooded streets and closed a stretch of the Hume Freeway, where stranded motorists were rescued by helicopter

Two dead in shooting in Perth suburb of Bateman

A man and a woman are dead after a shooting in Bateman in Perth's south overnight

Thousands without power after storms lash Sydney's west, Hills District

A series of severe thunderstorms has whipped the coast of NSW, bringing down trees in western Sydney, cutting power and pelting some suburbs with large hailstones

Government recognises West Jerusalem as Israel's capital but keeps embassy in Tel Aviv

The Australian Government will recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel but will not immediately move its embassy from Tel Aviv

Doha maintains stance on Arab Gulf crisis: Qatari emir

Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has affirmed that his country's position regarding the ongoing crisis in inter-Gulf Arab relations has “not changed”

Man who murdered woman after she declined arranged marriage sentenced to life in prison


A man who viciously killed a woman he met through an arranged marriage website has been sentenced to life in prison

US Senate condemns crown prince for Khashoggi killing

U.S. senators voted Thursday to pass a resolution condemning the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and holding Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for the heinous act

ATO gains access to Swiss bank accounts, wealthy individuals on notice

Australians holding Swiss bank accounts are being monitored by the Tax Office for the first time, with transactions by certain high-wealth individuals a special focus, the ABC has been told

Cyclone Owen to reach category four today as it closes in on Queensland's coast

Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen and its wind gusts of nearly 200km/h are continuing to move slowly east towards Queensland's coast

No home for Muslim orphans in Myanmar’s town

The Muslim community in a remote town in northeastern Myanmar could not repair or rebuild a damaged orphanage, as local authorities transferred the ownership rights to a nearby primary school

Saudis will not get pass on Khashoggi: US envoy to UN

Saudi Arabia will not receive a pass for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said.

Cyclone Owen reaches NT as category three, expected to hit Queensland as category four

Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen has developed into a category three system and may reach category four intensity in the next six hours

Melbourne hit by heavy rainfall with warnings of severe weather for Victoria

Flash flooding from intense storms could hit Melbourne today, with rainfall of up to 50 millimetres predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)

Mobile phones will be banned in NSW primary schools from next year

Public primary schools will enforce a mobile phone ban from next year as part of the New South Wales Government's plan to reduce online bullying and unnecessary distraction

?EU: loyal ally or last nails in the coffin of the JCPOA

After a 2 day trip to Italy by Zarif, the Iranian regime’s Foreign Minister, from which he returned on Friday (date?),  his deputy, Araghchi, and Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization, went to Brussels on Saturday.

$250,000reward in relation to the disappearance of Sydney toddler Rahma El-Dennaoui

A $250,000 reward is in place in relation to the disappearance of Sydney toddler Rahma El-Dennaoui in November 2005

Extreme weather on the way as tropical cyclone, southern low pressure system develop in the east

Two weather systems are coming together to create a deluge that is set to pummel much of the eastern seaboard in the coming days, with the Bureau of Meteorology issuing severe weather warnings in several states

Alexandria truck crash leaves one dead, five injured after eight-wheeler hits pedestrians at bus stop

One person has died and five more have been seriously injured after a truck veered across three lanes of traffic and hit pedestrians waiting at a bus stop in Sydney

Australia's banknotes are disappearing into drug deals, the black market and hoarders: RBA

Australia has $76 billion in banknotes outstanding somewhere in the economy and detective work from the Reserve Bank has found up to 8 per cent of the stash is tied up with criminal activity and drugs