Qld MP reveals his dark days with PTSD

A first time Queensland MP has opened up about his struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after serving as a soldier in Afghanistan.

Australians 'naive' to online manipulation

Australians may be accustomed to living their lives online but experts say the Facebook data-mining scandal shows we need to be more cautious about targeted political content based on psychological profiling.

Texas serial bomber made video confession

The serial bomber whose deadly attacks terrorised Austin, Texas, for weeks left a 25-minute video "confession" on a mobile phone found after he blew himself up as officers closed in to make an arrest, police say.

Broncos' Matt Lodge must pay victims: NRL

The NRL has urged Matt Lodge to pay the victims of his New York rampage as the governing body stood firm on their decision to sign off on the controversial Brisbane prop's return.

Soaking along mid-north NSW coast

Heavy and persistent rain on the NSW mid-north coast has prompted flash flooding warnings, with some areas receiving more than 300 millimetres since the drenching began.

Marvin Gaye's family wins plagiarism case

A US court has upheld a $US5.3 million ($A7.4 million) judgment against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for copying a Marvin Gaye song to create their 2013 smash Blurred Lines.