Australia

Heatwave eases in Pilbara region

Temperatures in the Pilbara will ease over the Australia Day long weekend after an extreme heatwave saw a record almost topple on Friday.

School a 'smorgasbord' for pedophile priest

A Catholic priest who viewed a NSW school where he taught as a "pedophilic smorgasbord" has been sentenced to a further 13 years for his abuse of 18 boys.

Australia raises terror threat against cops to 'high'

Australia raises terror threat against cops to 'high'

Australia raised the threat level of a terrorist attack against law enforcement officers to "high", federal police said, citing intelligence, discussions with international partners and recent high-profile attacks in Europe and Canada.

Bandidos boss to face court

Bandidos boss to face court

The national president of the Bandidos motorcycle club, Jason Addison, is due to appear in court for the second time this week after being charged with extortion.

Cops comb tip for remains of baby

Police and private contractors are continuing to search through a tip in Melbourne's north for the cremated remains of a stillborn baby.

Indonesian executions dreadful news: Labour

Indonesia's execution of six death row inmates overnight is "dreadful news", the federal opposition says as two of the Bali Nine face the same fate.

Indonesia to execute Australians together

Australian Myuran Sukumaran will not be executed until his co-Bali Nine conspirator Andrew Chan is formally denied presidential clemency.

Shark keeps Newcastle beaches shut

Newcastle beaches have been closed for a record sixth day in a row with repeated sightings of a great white shark keeping swimmers out of the water.

Police search tip for homicide clues

Police will continue to dig through a Melbourne dump as part of a homicide investigation.

Sydney man to face court over explosive device

A Sydney man will face court today after being charged with possessing an explosive device.

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