Hurricane Michael makes landfall in Florida

United States President Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency for the region. [Read entire story]

Trump demands answers in missing Saudi journalist case

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi vanished on October 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. [Read entire story]

Trump’s ex-lawyer Cohen won’t accept pardon, lawyer says

US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen would not accept a presidential pardon, his lawyer says, a day after Mr Cohen pleaded guilty to eight criminal charges and said he acted at the direction of Mr [Read entire story]

Thai police seize $61 million haul of methamphetamines

In one of its biggest ever drug busts, Thai police seize more than 14 million methamphetamine pills that they say were headed for countries including Australia. [Read entire story]

Malaysia tries crowdfunding to help reduce the country’s staggering debt

Malaysia sets up a fund for members of the public to donate cash to help the new Government repay its hefty national debt, the finance ministry says, providing a bank account number for deposits. [Read entire story]

Towel ‘change rooms’ to a PM mobile mystery: Opening ceremony highlights

From an Indigenous smoking ceremony, a dance demonstrating the makeshift beach towel "change room", to speculation over what Malcolm Turnbull showed Prince Charles on his phone, there was no shortage of memorable moments [Read entire story]

Analysis: Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull need to talk about one thing this week: China

Whether it's defence, trade, cyber or regional security, China will be at the centre of Malcolm Turnbull's discussions in Washington, writes political editor Andrew Probyn. [Read entire story]

Analysis: The genes you don’t inherit shape learning and health, too

A new paper describes the idea of "genetic nurture", where parents' genes, even those not passed on to their child, have major effects on kids' health and educational attainment. [Read entire story]

Analysis: Instagram is changing the way we experience art — and that’s a good thing

While it may have a reputation for narcissism, Instagram is being embraced by the art world, with Insta-friendly works and exhibitions. [Read entire story]

Trump’s ‘big, beautiful tax cut’ passes Congress

US President Donald Trump has had his first major legislative achievement since taking office, with a massive Republican tax cut plan passing Congress. [Read entire story]

‘We’re watching’: Donald Trump warns on the eve of the UN Jerusalem vote

Donald Trump threatened to cut funding to countries that vote against the United States on a motion at the United Nations condemning Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. [Read entire story]

‘Talking is not the answer!’: Trump renews tough talk on North Korea

Donald Trump dismisses diplomatic negotiations with North Korea, declaring that "talking is not the answer" a day after Pyongyang fires a ballistic missile over Japan. [Read entire story]

Queen Elizabeth resumes duties as she recovers from cold

Queen Elizabeth resumes official duties, giving an honour to a member of her staff in a private ceremony, as she continues to recover from a heavy cold that forced her to miss Christmas and New Year's Day church [Read entire story]

Melbourne bandits make off with jewellery in ‘brazen’ daylight robbery

CCTV shows the moment three bandits brandishing a handgun, machete and hammer rob a jewellery store in broad daylight in Melbourne's south-east. [Read entire story]

NASA debunks Malcolm Roberts’ climate data manipulation theory

In a rare occurrence, the director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies schools One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts on his theories about climate change data manipulation. [Read entire story]

Nazi-obsessed man found guilty of murdering British MP Jo Cox

Thomas Mair, a man obsessed with Nazi Germany and far-right politics, is found guilty of murdering British member of parliament Jo Cox a week before the UK's Brexit vote. [Read entire story]

DNA of unidentified, extinct species found in Pacific Islander people: research analysis

People from Papua New Guinea and north-east Australia carry small amounts of DNA of an unidentified, extinct human species, a new analysis shows, with researchers suggesting the DNA comes from a previously unknown [Read entire story]

‘Jungle’ asylum seeker camp goes up in flames

Large portions of a makeshift asylum seeker camp in Calais known as the "Jungle" are going up in flames as authorities move to shut down the camp. [Read entire story]

Volunteer firefighters win bid to halt CFA workplace deal vote

Victoria's Supreme Court grants volunteer firefighters an injunction to prevent a controversial Country Fire Authority workplace deal going to a vote. [Read entire story]

Phone app as effective as the contraceptive pill: study

A fertility app for smartphones has been proven to be as effective a contraceptive as the pill, a study says. [Read entire story]

Syrian regime holds controversial election

Syrians living in areas controlled by the Assad regime are voting in parliamentary elections which have been dismissed by his opponents, the UN and the US. [Read entire story]

Emergency warning issued after fuel tanker rolls in Inglewood

An emergency warning is issued for Inglewood in Victoria after a fuel tanker overturns releasing toxic and flammable fumes. [Read entire story]

Vision-impaired Facebook users welcome new image recognition technology

Facebook launches new software that uses artificial intelligence to identify the contents of photos and describe them through voice over, which vision-impaired users say could make a big difference. [Read entire story]

Experts slam '1940s' tax proposal

Tax experts have described Malcolm Turnbull's idea of allowing states to levy income tax as a retrograde step. [Read entire story]

Hostage relives final seconds to freedom

Sydney siege hostage Jarrod Morton-Hoffman has told an inquest how he heard friend and colleague Joel Herat scream. [Read entire story]

Australia defeats Britain in World Twenty20 final in New Delhi

Captain Meg Lanning's aggressive half century helps Australia reach their fourth consecutive women's World Twenty20 final after beating traditional rivals England by five runs in the first semi-final. [Read entire story]

Telstra boss apologises for massive outage

There will be another data-free day for Telstra customers, with about eight million being without mobile or internet services for up to four hours. [Read entire story]

'Cautious optimism': EU leaders meet on Turkey migrant deal

EU member Cyprus remains a key barrier to the bloc signing a deal under which migrants would be sent back to Turkey. [Read entire story]

Brazil's former president charged in money laundering probe

Former Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been charged over a corruption scheme centred on state-controlled oil company, Petrobras. [Read entire story]

Search for source of Sydney legionnaires' outbreak

NSW Health is trying to find the source of a legionnaires' disease outbreak that has affected four people in Sydney's CBD. [Read entire story]

ASIO chief: Australian IS fighters highly expendable

While the number of Australians fighting in Syria and Iraq has fallen, the conflicts continue to resonate here, ASIO chief Duncan Lewis says. [Read entire story]

Former governor-general Peter Hollingworth apologises to abuse victim

The former leader of Brisbane's Anglican church, Peter Hollingworth, admits he poorly handled a complaint of sexual abuse by a priest and has apologised to the victim. [Read entire story]

Dutch police train eagles to snatch enemy drones

Dutch police puzzling over how to remove drones that pose a public safety threat are testing a way to get the job done in one fell swoop - with trained eagles. [Read entire story]

Queensland scientists hopeful dengue program could halt spread of Zika virus

A program designed to tackle dengue fever could be modified to help prevent the spread of Zika virus, Queensland scientists say. [Read entire story]