Voting has closed in the Qld election, with early exit polls pointing to a shock win for Labor.
A Gold Coast father is dead and his young family is in a stable condition after the group was struck by lightning near a polling booth.
The latest version of the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb combines two things many of us find daunting - if not terrifying - heights and singing in public.

Turnbull ducks leadership talk

Malcolm Turnbull has dodged media questions in Los Angeles about making a potential run at Tony Abbott's job.
Victoria could become the `cage fighting state' if government plans to legalise the sport goes through, according to the opposition.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is expected to reveal a new-look paid parental leave scheme when he addresses the National Press Club.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter gave Les Murray his verdict on Australia as host, talked about living with criticism, outlined why he wants to be re-elected for a...

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Nepalese law prohibits marriage before age 18, but the practice remains common in the poor, predominantly Hindu communities along the border with northern India.
The proportion of Australians who were born overseas has reached its highest level in 120 years.
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Australians have taken to Twitter to criticise an obituary for the author, who died yesterday at the age of 77.
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In pictures: Auschwitz 70 years on

Seventy years ago, Russian forces liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp, where Jewish people endured the horrors of the Holocaust.
From citizenship ceremonies, barbeques to a swim in Sydney Harbour, here's how people are celebrating Australia Day 2015.
These dinoflagellates—which are commonly called “sea sparkles”—are neither fully plants nor fully animals.
Fans of the British comedy group Monty Python are seen during unusual march on the occasion of the 2015 International Silly Walk Day in Brno, Czech Republic.
Hollywood's A-list are hitting the red carpet ahead of today's Golden Globe Awards in California. We'll bring you all the best and worst red-carpet fashion.
Huge crowds including dozens of world leaders have held a march against terrorism in Paris after 17 people were killed during three days of attacks.
At least 57 people including women and children were killed when their bus crashed into an oil tanker, igniting a fierce blaze in southern Pakistan, officials say.
The Invitational Darts Challenge at Melbourne's Etihad Stadium erupted into chaos as the crowd - mostly in fancy dress - start throwing chairs and behaving violently. Photos: Getty
A far north Queensland community grieves the tragic loss of eight children.
Scientific equipment has been lowered through the Antarctic sea ice onto the sea floor near Australia’s Casey station as part of a world-first experiment on ocean acidification.