- Australia's most wanted terrorist killed in Iraq air strike
The Islamic State group's most senior Australian recruiter Neil Prakash is killed in a US air strike on a terrorist stronghold in Iraq, while a separate strike in Syria kills the sister of the radicalised teen who shot dead police accountant Curtis Cheng in Sydney last year.
- Live: Shorten to make Labor's case for election
Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten will launch his bid to become Australia's next prime minister when he delivers his budget in reply to Federal Parliament tonight.
- Last Trump rival John Kasich bows out of Republican race
Donald Trump's last remaining challenger for the Republican Party presidential nomination reportedly drops out of the race, leaving the presumptive nominee with the task of uniting a fractured party around his White House bid.
- Human embryos cultured in lab for record-breaking two weeks
Scientists successfully sustain a human embryo in a petri dish for a record-breaking time in a "major step forward" that offers new insights into early embryonic development and revives ethical questions on the research.
- Painkiller specialist on mission to save Prince, lawyer says
A specialist in painkiller addiction, due to meet Prince the day after he died, believed he was on a lifesaving mission but arrived too late, a lawyer for the doctor reveals.
- Hundreds of structures destroyed in Canada wildfire
A massive wildfire in the western Canadian city of Fort McMurray that forced the evacuation of 88,000 residents destroys about 1,600 structures, Alberta province Premier Rachel Notley says.
- Midnight Oil back together for new tour in 2017
Australian band Midnight Oil is bringing back the "power and the passion", reforming for a series of shows both in Australia and overseas in the band's first shows in almost a decade.
- Calls for Government to address Indigenous suicide 'epidemic'
Aboriginal communities are calling on the Federal Government to urgently address what they describe as an "epidemic" of Indigenous suicides in remote Australia.
- Wave of dead sea creatures hits Chile's beaches
Piles of dead whales, salmon, sardines and clams clog Chile's pacific beaches in a phenomenon experts partly blame on the El Nino weather event.
- Bargain house prices in struggling Tasmanian town sees surge in sales
There is a surge in property sales in the struggling mining town of Queenstown on Tasmania's West Coast where homes are at "bargain basement" prices.
- Tim Nicholls to contest LNP leadership position
Former Queensland treasurer Tim Nicholls will contest the LNP leadership if a spill motion for the position is successful tomorrow.
- Top economist surprised by lack of future Tasmanian World Heritage Area funding
A prominent economist joins environmentalists in criticising the lack of ongoing federal funding to manage Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
- 'I was asked to resign for Abbott': Bishop ends 29-year political career
Veteran Liberal MP Bronwyn Bishop bids farewell to Federal Parliament with a pointed reference to the travel expenses scandal that ended her tenure as speaker.