- O'Keefe leads Australian charge on dominant day two in Pune
Six wickets to Steve O'Keefe and an unbeaten half-century to Steve Smith have Australia leading by 298 runs after two days of the first Test against India.
- Trump's chief of staff asked FBI to dispute Russia reports: official
Donald Trump's chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports the US President's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White House official says.
- Abbott morphs from leadership aspirant into political assassin
If Tony Abbott abandons hope of ever being prime minister again, he might settle for mortally wounding Malcolm Turnbull and letting someone else bury the corpse, writes political editor Chris Uhlmann.
- Sexual abuse redress scheme should be separated from church: redacted report
The Melbourne Archbishop should not oversee the Catholic Church's scheme to address sexual abuse within the archdiocese, a redacted report recommends.
- Brandis involved with Bell Group a month earlier: WA Attorney-General
Attorney-General George Brandis was involved in the Bell Group matter one month earlier than he said he was, his West Australian counterpart Michael Mischin says, which would mean he misled Parliament over the issue.
- Tiger temple where frozen cubs found to open new venue
The Buddhist temple where 40 frozen tiger cubs were found in a freezer last year is given a licence by the Thai Government to open a new facility, despite ongoing police investigations, a wildlife protection group says.
- No middle road on a two-state solution for Israel and Palestinian territories
Stan Grant asks two lawyers — one Palestinian and one Israeli — for an answer to one simple question: why is a resolution so hard? But their answers take him back to a hot and turbulent day in the Gaza Strip.
- New report finds it's too easy to 'phoenix' companies in Australia
You've probably heard of athletes 'tanking' by deliberately losing a game, but a new report into businesses doing the same thing — referred to as 'phoenixing' — says it's costing the Australian economy billions of dollars a year.
- RBA governor takes aim at negative gearing
Australia could "take the heat out of the housing market" and make home prices more affordable by cutting negative gearing and capital gains tax concessions, the head of Australia's Reserve Bank admits.
- 'Should have been forever': Tara Costigan's killer gets 32 years in jail
A judge describes the actions of Marcus Rappel, who killed his ex-partner Tara Costigan with an axe in her Canberra home while she held their week-old daughter, as being "vicious and cowardly".
- WA One Nation candidates disendorsed for failing to 'reach standards'
Pauline Hanson's One Nation officially disendorses two of its candidates for failing to reach required standards, just a fortnight out from the March poll, in what a political analyst describes as a rare move.
- Essendon crash pilot's family pays tribute to their 'hero and rock'
The daughter of the pilot who died in Tuesday's plane crash in Essendon offers her condolences to the families of four other men killed in the tragedy, while paying tribute to her "generous and inspirational" father.
- Most ATO workers do not 'down tools' at 4:51: commissioner
Australian Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan defends his workforce, insisting the vast majority do not "down tools" at 4.51pm, while also disputing claims by union officials.
- VX nerve agent used in murder of Kim Jong-nam, Malaysia says
A preliminary report shows the murder of Kim Jong-nam was carried out with a highly toxic chemical known as VX nerve agent, Malaysian police say.