- Illegal tobacco trade may be fuelling terrorism: Border Force
Senior border security officials warn that illegal tobacco smuggling may be fuelling drug trafficking and terrorism fundraising.
- Carbon price back on the table in climate policy review
A carbon price for power companies is set to be considered as part of a climate change review, but the Government rules out a return to Labor's carbon tax.
- NZ Prime Minister John Key resigns in shock announcement
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announces his resignation in an unexpected move, saying it is the "right time" to step down and he is leaving on his own terms.
- Employers 'short-changing' workers by withholding super
About a third of Australian workers are being ripped off by rogue employers who are holding back some or all of their superannuation entitlements, a new report says, suggesting the average worker was short-changed almost $1,500 in 2013-14.
- Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to resign
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says he intends to resign after the defeat of a referendum to reform the constitution.
- Smith's screamer voted greatest of all time by you
The people have spoken. Steve Smith's blinding catch in Australia's ODI win over New Zealand at the SCG is the best ever taken by an Aussie.
- Landmark appeal to overturn High Court's Brexit decision begins
The UK Supreme Court will start hearing the Government's arguments against a High Court decision that forced Prime Minister Theresa May to seek a vote in Parliament before starting Brexit talks.
- Harassment of female runners a gendered issue with no simple solution
Honking, catcalls, following and sexual propositions — these are just some of the intrusions women risk having to put up with when they lace up their shoes and go for a run.
- Bertolucci admits Last Tango in Paris rape scene was non consensual
A recently unearthed video interview with Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci from 2013 has renewed interest and outrage over what happened to actress Maria Schneider on set during the infamous butter rape scene
- 'Astronomical' death toll in California warehouse fire rises to 33
Recovery teams have found 33 bodies in the charred ruins of an Oakland, California warehouse after a fire broke out during a weekend dance party, authorities say.
- Patients could benefit from competition in public health sector: commission
Public hospital patients could benefit from doctors and health services publicly reporting their performance, the Productivity Commission says in a report exploring radical changes to government services.
- National MPs angry over plans to reclassify Adler shotgun
Nationals MPs are warning there could be a backlash federally if the controversial Adler shotgun is placed into the restrictive category D.
- Can the EU's strongwoman Angela Merkel hold it together?
The undisputed leader of Europe, German leader Angela Merkel will take one of the biggest gambles of her 11-year reign this week as she stands for party endorsement to run as chancellor again.
- US Army blocks Standing Rock pipeline plan in Dakota
The US Army Corps of Engineers says it will not grant an easement for the .8 billion ($5.1 billion) Dakota Access oil pipeline, a victory for the thousands of protesters who have camped near the construction site for months.