Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has declared his innocence as he announced he will stand down while he is investigated over sexual harassment allegations.
John Alexander says he's sorry if he caused any offence in his victory speech when he joked about refusing a disabled parking permit because he still had pride.
Canadian billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife Honey, have been found dead in their Toronto mansion in suspicious circumstances.
A Sydney man been charged with brokering sales and discussing the supply of componentry of weapons of mass destruction to raise money for North Korea.
Two people have died and 17 are injured after a balcony collapsed in Melbourne's Doncaster East.
Fifty years after former prime minister Harold Holt vanished from a Victorian beach, he remains best known for his disappearance, not his politics.
Labor says the result in the Bennelong by-election shows there are enough people willing to switch their votes that it has a chance at the next federal poll.
Politicians will pay tribute to former Australian prime minister Harold Holt 50 years after he disappeared while swimming at a Victorian beach.
Thousands of homes in California are threatened by a raging wildfire that's now the state's third-largest on record as fresh evacuations were ordered.
The driver of a French school bus involved in a collision with a train, killing five children, has told authorities the gates at the level crossing were open.
John Alexander has won the Bennelong by-election, keeping Malcolm Turnbull's parliamentary majority intact and giving the prime minister a new lease on life.
The child abuse royal commission warns systemic failures continue to place children in care at risk of sexual abuse.
Buildings, including hospitals, have been badly damaged or collapsed in a magnitude-6.9 earthquake off Indonesia's Java island that killed three people.
Liberal candidate John Alexander has declared his win in the Bennelong by-election a "renaissance" of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's leadership.
Star Labor candidate in the Bennelong by-election Kristina Keneally claims the party is "energised" despite her loss in the high-stakes poll.
The prospect of Kristina Keneally heading to the Senate to replace Sam Dastyari has been floated again after her loss in Bennelong.
The Thomas Fire has destroyed more than 1000 structures, including about 750 homes, in coastal communities in Southern California since erupting on December 4.
The Vatican has acknowledged the final findings of Australia's child abuse royal commission, saying the report "deserves to be studied seriously".
The families of the victims of the Lindt Cafe siege have returned to Sydney's Martin Place for the unveiling of a memorial.