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Qld mum banned from owning pets for life

A Queensland mother of three has been banned from owning a pet after neglecting a two-year-old American bulldog named Bella, who later died at the RSPCA.

Kiwis shocked by worst suicide rate

New Zealanders from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern down, are scrambling to consider why the country has just recorded its worst-ever suicide rate.

G7 to release emergency aid for Amazon

Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations will release more than 20 million euros ($A30 million) of emergency aid to help countries battle wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, French President Emmanuel Macron says.

'People are noticing Australia': Morrison

Scott Morrison might have been on the sidelines of the G7 but he had a prime view of the international issues that buffet Australia's economy and shape our partnerships.

Stuart slams 'boring' NRL officiating

Canberra coach Ricky Stuart says over-officiating is making the NRL "sterile" after a whopping 26 penalties during the Raiders' loss to Manly on Sunday.

NT mine worker dead after wall collapse

A worker has been confirmed dead after a wall collapse at a mine in the Northern Territory with industry officials warning risks remain at the site.

We let Brown down: Knights skipper Pearce

A blunt Newcastle skipper Mitchell Pearce has castigated himself and his teammates for letting down coach Nathan Brown, saying they needed to be held accountable for their horror showing on the weekend.