The Queensland government has pledged $1 million to the state's crisis-hit strawberry farmers as they dump truckloads of fruit over a needle contamination scare.
Dozens more workers could have contracted a life-threatening lung disease, as the Queensland government announces an immediate crackdown on dry-cutting artificial stone benchtops.
Win or lose, Friday night's NRL preliminary final against Cronulla, Billy Slater has left an indelible mark in Melbourne.
Paul McCartney has returned to the top of the music charts for the first time in more than 36 years when his latest album, Egypt Station, opened at No.
Henry Winkler has won the first Emmy of his career, more than four decades after he was first nominated for his role as The Fonz in Happy Days.
A teacher has been charged with indecently assaulting a 13-year-old girl at a school in southwest Sydney.
South Sydney prop George Burgess has credited rookie coach Anthony Seibold for rebuilding a battered body that some believe was headed for the NRL scrapheap.
The Russian military says the missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, killing all 298 people on board, came from the arsenals of the Ukrainian army, not from Russia.
Tony Abbott will be given free rein in his job as special envoy for indigenous affairs, with Scott Morrison backing the former prime minister to pursue his new role without toeing the government line.
Deadly storm Florence has moved across western North Carolina and continues to dump rain that has nowhere to go except swell rivers, flood highways and homes and threaten more lives on its way to Virginia and New England.