Drug dealer shot customer with spear gun, suggested dumping body in river, court hears

A drug dealer shot a customer in the neck with a spear gun then said: "We've got to chop him up and throw him in the river", a Hobart court hears. [Read entire story]

How Blues coach Laurie Daley missed Origin’s game-winning moment

New South Wales finally get on the board in State Of Origin III, and coach Laurie Daley was not even watching. [Read entire story]

Chinese trade remains weak as imports and exports continue to fall

China's trade data once again disappoints with both imports and exports falling more than expected, but the news is not all bad for the big Australian resource businesses. [Read entire story]

Morrison refuses to say how he would vote if plebiscite backs same-sex marriage

Treasurer Scott Morrison tells the ABC's 7.30 he would "respect" the outcome of a public vote on same-sex marriage, but avoids questions on a potential vote in Parliament. [Read entire story]

Bangladeshi Opposition officials among seven charged over murder

Bangladeshi police charge seven people, including two Opposition officials, over the murder of an Italian aid worker. [Read entire story]

‘It’s still a prison. I feel like an animal’

REACTION to the first TV crew’s story to emerge from Nauru tonight ranged from stunned to cynical. And it was a surprise to Australia’s Immigration minister. [Read entire story]

‘Dam may spill’ as heavy rain hits

THE wild weather is far from over in Sydney and southern NSW, with a major dam full to bursting as another downpour begins. [Read entire story]

Tasmanian Mining Minister accused of lying to parliamentary committee

Mining Minister Adam Brooks, who is in the process of offloading his consultancy company due to conflict of interest concerns, faces calls to resign after wrongly telling a committee he did not have an email account with [Read entire story]

Live: Countdown to candidate reveal is on

All candidates contesting the July 2 vote will be announced at midday, amid news Labor will unveil a multi-billion-dollar package of budget savings today. Follow live. [Read entire story]

Train delays, evacuations in Sydney

HOUSES on Sydney’s northern beaches are at risk of plunging into the ocean and commuters face public transport chaos as storms batter the east coast of Australia. [Read entire story]

Flight from Paris to Cairo disappears

UPDATED: Egyptian aviation officials say an EgyptAir plane people that disappeared from radar during a flight from Paris to Cairo most likely crashed into the sea. [Read entire story]

Shorten aids woman after car crash

ROLLING UPDATES: Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has come to the aid of a woman and child after a car accident in NSW’s Hunter Valley. [Read entire story]

Nigerian girl abducted by Boko Haram found: reports

One of the 219 girls abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok, Nigeria in April 2014 is found in the country's north-east, the girl's family and community leaders say. [Read entire story]

Move to legalise Uber in WA imminent

The WA Government is set to reveal more details of its plans for taxi industry deregulation, with legislation to be introduced to State Parliament. [Read entire story]

Welterweight Jeff Horn improves unbeaten record in hometown

Queensland welterweight Jeff Horn adds the biggest name to his growing boxing resume, as American Randall Bailey does not come out the corner to contest the eighth round. [Read entire story]

Half of US citizens think presidential nominating system ‘rigged’: poll

More than half of American voters believe the system US political parties use to pick their candidates for the White House is "rigged", and more than two-thirds want to see the process changed, according to a poll. [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]

Parent burned in school blast

BREAKING: A woman has been taken to hospital with burns after a barbecue mishap led to reports of an explosion at a school on the NSW Central Coast. [Read entire story]

Family violence, bullying sparks influx in LGBTI homelessness

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex young people are knocking on the doors of crisis accommodation centres in disproportionate numbers, but statisticians are not capturing the trend. [Read entire story]

Most Americans support torture against terror suspects: poll

Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe torture can be justified to extract information from suspected terrorists, according to a new poll, a level of support similar to that seen in countries like Nigeria where militant [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]

Three people shot in Sydney’s north west

Three people are being treated for gunshot wounds in Sydney's north-west. [Read entire story]

World’s major cities on high alert

NEW York, London, Paris and other major world capitals are on high alert and security has been ramped up big time in the wake of the attacks. [Read entire story]

Blackfish documentary praised for helping end SeaWorld’s orca shows

The director of Blackfish Gabriela Cowperthwaite is praised for the impact her documentary had on bringing about change at SeaWorld and ending orca breeding. [Read entire story]

Greenberg confirmed as new NRL chief executive

Todd Greenberg is officially announced as the NRL's new chief executive, replacing Dave Smith who resigned in October last year. [Read entire story]

‘I just want to help people’: Grandmother to plead guilty to growing cannabis

A grandmother who supplied cannabis to a nine-year-old with an inoperable brain tumour says she wants to take a stand on the issue. [Read entire story]

Man in 80s dies after legionnaires’ disease outbreak

A man in his 80s dies after contracting legionnaires' disease after an outbreak in Sydney's CBD, but health authorities say he had a serious underlying condition. [Read entire story]

Five dead in ambush-style massacre

POLICE are hunting two suspects after gunmen allegedly opened fire at a Pittsburgh backyard party, killing five and injuring several others. [Read entire story]

Refugee couple returns home after being sent from Nauru to Cambodia

An Iranian husband and wife transferred from Nauru to Cambodia as part of a $55 million deal with Australia have returned home, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says. [Read entire story]

Man pleads guilty to Mosman Park siege charges

A man who was left a paraplegic after being shot by police during a siege in the Perth suburb of Mosman Park pleads guilty to a series of charges relating to the incident. [Read entire story]

Rats in the ranks, chasing the PM’s tail?

A DAY after announcing police will investigate a leak of classified defence documents, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull watched a game of rats and rabbits. [Read entire story]

SA woman charged after corruption probe

AN investigation by South Australia's corruption watchdog has led to the arrest of an Adelaide woman charged with deception offences. [Read entire story]

Police identify man allegedly murdered at ACT public housing block

A man who was allegedly murdered in Canberra's inner-south earlier this week is identified by police as 46-year-old Jason Hollingshed. [Read entire story]