Above-average temperatures and rain deficits mean Australia’s main population centres can expect a more active bushfire season this summer than usual.
In the face of criticism even from close political allies that the White House has been too slow in its military response to the Islamic State threat, the White House is still signaling it will not ramp up its efforts until it believes it has viable support.
Police have warned commuters to avoid the Great Western Highway on Tuesday morning after a truck overturned and blocked all lanes on Monday night.
The appointment of an Australian to the most senior non-political position in the UK parliament has been put on hold, after the man who chose her for the job buckled in the face of fierce opposition.
A showdown is looming on Wednesday as some of the game's most powerful figures prepare to confront NRL chief Dave Smith over his plan to demand independent directors at clubs, and raise other issues that have left them increasingly disenchanted with League Central.
An accused murderer has claimed it was not he, but three armed intruders who killed a Sydney grandmother after taking them both hostage, and that he had "feared for his life".
More than three months after Tony Abbott said asylum seekers would begin to be resettled in Papua New Guinea, the PNG government is still to decide on a resettlement policy.
A royal commission report into the former Rudd government's $2.8 billion home insulation program found a "litany of failures arising from a dysfunctional culture in the former administration", Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said.
The first sign of trouble about the one-off sexual encounter appeared in the form of angry text messages on Corporal Ezekiel Wilkinson's phone.
Key documents relating to the lucrative casino licence awarded to billionaire James Packer at Barangaroo have been stamped secret by the NSW gambling regulator, which argues their commercial sensitivity trumps the public's right to know.