Skydiver escapes death after suffering seizure mid-jump

A skydiver has escaped death after having a seizure during a 12,000 foot jump. [Read entire story]

Putin pledges to bring Nemtsov killers to justice

Russian president Vladimir Putin vows to do everything possible to bring to justice those responsible for the "vile" murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov in a drive-by shooting near the Kremlin. [Read entire story]

Baird keen for PM on NSW campaign trail

NSW Premier Mike Baird has said he would welcome Tony Abbott in NSW ahead of the March election while announcing a $900 million hospital spend. [Read entire story]

IS militant 'Jihadi John' named as Mohammed Emwazi from London

The BBC says it has learnt that the "Jihadi John" suspect who has featured in several Islamic State beheading videos is Mohammed Emwazi from London. [Read entire story]

Death toll from Afghanistan avalanches tops 200

More than 200 people are dead after a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall around Afghanistan, with officials warning the death toll may rise. [Read entire story]

Australian man killed fighting IS in Syria 'named'

An Australian man reported killed by Islamic State in Syria has been named as member of the Kurdish foreign fighters force The Lions of Rojava. [Read entire story]

PM promises food labelling reform won’t be unfair on business

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says changes to country-of-origin food labelling will be as "business-friendly" as possible, and wants proposals before Cabinet by the end of March. [Read entire story]

Queensland to review VLAD ‘anti-bikie’ laws: A-G

Queensland's Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment (VLAD) Act, or anti-bikie legislation, will be reviewed and replacement laws introduced by the end of the year, Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath says. [Read entire story]

Obama seeks power to ramp up IS war

The US president has gone to congress for authority to ramp up operations against Islamic State militants, including putting boots on the ground. [Read entire story]

Ukraine fighting intensifies ahead of peace summit

Intense fighting in Ukraine, including a rocket strike on Kiev's military headquarters in the east, kills at least 20 people on the eve of a four-way peace summit. [Read entire story]

Young woman shot dead in Sydney's west

A woman in her early twenties has been shot dead at a Hungry Jack's in Sydney's west. [Read entire story]

14 killed in Cairo soccer clashes

At least 14 people have died after clashes with police erupted at an Egyptian Premier League soccer match. [Read entire story]

Bodies of four newborns found in freezers in South Africa

South African police discover the frozen corpses of four newborn babies in freezers at a house in the South African city of Mthatha. [Read entire story]

Newman to stay on in caretaker role as Queensland vote count continues

Outgoing Queensland Premier Campbell Newman says he will continue in the job as caretaker until the election result is clear. Labor needs two more seats to form a majority government. [Read entire story]

Cadel sets off in his retirement race

Cadel Evans expects riders who showed strong form at the Tour Down Under will be the men to beat in his retirement race. [Read entire story]

Asian Cup: South Korea storms into final

South Korea has stormed into the Asian Cup final with a clinical 2-0 victory over Iraq, avenging a painful defeat at the same stage eight years ago. [Read entire story]

I know how to beat Kyrgios: Murray

Andy Murray says he has noticed some things he feels he can exploit in the game of Australian star Nick Kyrgios. [Read entire story]

Prince Andrew in Davos sex slave denial

The Duke of York has spoken publicly for the first time about allegations he had sex with an under-age teenager, reaffirming his denial of the claims. [Read entire story]

Statutory declaration claims Seeney referred to climate change as ‘a semi-religious belief’

The mayor of a major Queensland council signs a statutory declaration stating Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney dismissed climate change as "a semi-religious belief" during a tense meeting in his office. [Read entire story]

Germany anti-Islam march cancelled over IS ‘assassin’ plot

Germany's anti-Islam movement cancels a planned march, citing a threat from Islamic State to infiltrate the group and carry out an assassination. [Read entire story]

Lawyer confident David Hicks conviction will be overturned

The lawyer for former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks believes his client's conviction for supporting terrorism will be overturned. [Read entire story]

80yo bashed, left fighting for life after robbery

An 80-year-old man who was tied up by burglars and bashed in his home is fighting for life in hospital. [Read entire story]

Tonight Show’s request reignites bitter Little River Band feud

One of America's highest rating TV programs, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, is caught up in a bitter stoush between the past and present members of the Little River Band. [Read entire story]

Three rescued from flooded causeway as torrential rain soaks Central Australia

Three people are found clinging to a tree after they were caught in floodwaters near a creek in Alice Springs overnight as torrential rains soak Central Australia. [Read entire story]

Thousands farewell eight children killed in Cairns

Prime Minister Tony Abbott joins nearly 5,000 mourners at a funeral in Cairns for eight children who were killed last month. [Read entire story]

Surge in support for Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, poll shows

A new Galaxy Poll reveals surging support for Queensland Premier Campbell Newman's government after the first week of the election campaign. [Read entire story]

Live: Australia v India in fourth Test at the SCG

Australia looks to secure a 3-0 series victory as India chases 349 runs for victory on the last day of the final Test at the SCG. [Read entire story]

Paris supermarket gunman ‘coordinated’ with suspected Charlie Hebdo attackers

The gunman killed by police after taking hostages at a kosher supermarket in Paris says he "coordinated" with the suspected Charlie Hebdo attackers and belonged to the Islamic State group. [Read entire story]

Abu Hamza gets life in US prison for terror conviction

A US court sentences radical Muslim preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri to life in prison for his role in a 1998 kidnapping in Yemen in which four hostages died, including one Australian. [Read entire story]

Charlie Hebdo suspects among three gunmen killed by police

French police kill three gunmen involved in deadly stand-offs, including two brothers suspected of being behind the attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. [Read entire story]

Kohli to learn from captaincy mistakes from Adelaide Test

Virat Kohli says he will look back at the mistakes he made in Adelaide as he reclaims the Indian captaincy for the fourth and final Test match against Australia in Sydney. [Read entire story]

Queensland Premier expected to call state election

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman is on Tuesday expected to announce a date for the state election, likely to be held in late January or early February. [Read entire story]

Suspected killer stands trial in China over 18yo cold case

A man who confessed to murdering a woman in China 18 years ago goes on trial, three weeks after a court cleared a teenager who was wrongfully executed for the crime. [Read entire story]

Crews continue to fight SA blaze as temperatures set to hit high 30s

Fire crews continue work to stop the Adelaide Hills bushfire from extending further as winds and temperatures are expected to increase, the Country Fire Service (CFS) says. [Read entire story]