A man is expected to be charged with the murder of a woman and two children near Adelaide in what appears to be domestic violence.
The police sergeant appointed as the primary negotiator during the Lindt cafe siege has told an inquest he had never before worked in a hostage situation.
A NSW man has been charged for allegedly posting racist comments on Nova Peris' Facebok page. He claims his account was hacked.
Both major leaders have pledged funding for the Great Barrier Reef acknowledging global warming is a threat to the environmental icon.
There are reports that Labor has chosen former NITV senior reporter and NT Senator to take the seat vacated by Nova Peris in the July 2 Federal Election.
Friends have paid tribute to Jamie Bright, an Australian man killed while fighting against Islamic State in Syria.
Nick Xenophon hopes to win votes from the left and the right this federal election. Just how far will he go?

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Bill Shorten says Senator David Leyonhjelm should go "back to the cave" for suggesting women's sport doesn't deserve federal funding.

Morrison seeks end to 'herding cats'

Liberal frontbenchers have warned of the prospect of a minority Senate and hung parliament as the election remains a tight race.
The new president of the Australian Medical Association says he won't be delving into asylum seeker policy, other than to talk about their health.
In a campaign where voter disengagement is still high, both leaders failed to engage properly with the occasion or the public, writes Michelle Grattan.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten have gone head-to-head in the first official leaders’ debate of the election.

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The battle to take back the IS-held Iraqi city of Fallujah has begun with the Iraqi Army advancing on the city.
A New Zealand-born woman attacked by a crocodile is missing after her friend tried to grab her but failed to drag her to safety.
The killing of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 4-year-old boy tumbled into the ape's enclosure triggered outrage and questions about safety, but zoo...
The travel companion of an Australian backpacker who disappeared in Brazil says he won't leave the country until his friend is found.
French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are marking the 100th anniversary of the battle of Verdun.

Judge unseals docs in Trump uni case

A US judge has been labelled by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as a 'hater' after he agreed to unseal documents in a legal case.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has apologised to Daniel Ricciardo after the team cost him victory at the Monaco GP.

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Crowd numbers were down but the Anzac spirit was as strong as ever at dawn services marking the 101st anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by Australian and New Zealand soldiers.

Prince: his life in pictures

Prince, the innovative US music superstar whose songwriting and eccentric stage presence electrified fans around the world with hits including Purple Rain and When Doves Cry has died at age 57.
Hundreds have died in the worst earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades.
Rents in most of Australia's capital cities are rising despite more supply.

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After nearly a year under the occupation of IS, the ruins of the ancient city of Palmyra have suffered. As Syrian government troops retook the city, images have emerged of what remains of the UNESCO World Heritage site.