- Cowboys beat Broncos in golden-point grand final to win maiden NRL title
The North Queensland Cowboys win their first NRL title after Johnathan Thurston kicks a golden-point field goal to beat the Brisbane Broncos 17-16 at the Sydney Olympic stadium in one of the all-time great grand finals.
- Police union vows to keep officers safe after Parramatta shooting
The NSW Police Association vows to keep its members safe in the wake of the Parramatta shooting and urges the public to focus on the victim, Curtis Cheng, rather than the gunman who killed him.
- Pharmaceuticals dispute between Australia and US could 'disrupt' TPP: Robb
A dispute between Australia and the US over patent protections for pharmaceuticals is holding up the Trans-Pacific Partnership, with federal Trade Minister Andrew Robb saying it could make or break the agreement.
- Afghan hospital bombing that left 19 dead 'possibly criminal'
The United Nations condemns a suspected US air strike on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz that killed 19 people as "inexcusable and possibly even criminal".
- Controlled burn threatens home north of Melbourne
A controlled burn that broke containment lines came within a few hundred metres of a home north of Melbourne last night, as the Country Fire Authority (CFA) warns bushfire season may start early this year.
- Pope Francis opens synod against backdrop of controversy over homosexuality
Pope Francis opens a gathering of bishops intended to review Catholic teaching on the family against a backdrop of controversy over the thorny and divisive issue of homosexuality.
- Bishop says Russia's motivations in Syria go beyond targeting IS
Russia's motivations in the Syrian conflict go beyond targeting Islamic State, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says, as Russia announces it will intensify air strikes in the war-torn country.
- Clarkson praises 'proud group' of Hawks after title win
The AFL premiership cup comes home to Hawthorn once again, with coach Alastair Clarkson and his team welcomed by hordes of fans at Glenferrie Oval.
- Labor must show leadership in Karama saga, CLP says
Country Liberals Party MLA John Elferink calls on Labor leader Michael Gunner to "put his stamp of leadership" on the Delia Lawrie saga, saying the former leader's dumping shows deep division with the party.
- Heavy flooding in French Riviera leaves 13 dead: officials
Thirteen people are killed in violent storms and heavy flooding in the French Riviera, including three who drowned in a retirement home inundated when a river broke its banks.
- Thousands gather to remember alleged murder victim Tara Brown
Organisers behind a fundraiser for the family of alleged murder victim Tara Brown hope women will find strength in her story.
- Driver escapes harm after rubbish bin allegedly thrown from 25th floor hits car
A man in Darwin allegedly throws a full metal rubbish bin from an apartment tower onto a moving car 25 floors below, shocking a driver who emerges unharmed.