Australia

15 arrested, one charged in terror raids

15 arrested, one charged in terror raids

ifteen people have been detained and one person charged with terrorism offences, following pre-dawn raids across Sydney and Brisbane.

Authorities on Thursday confirmed at least one person had been charged and would face court in Sydney later in the day following the largest counter-terrorism in the nation's history.

Missing toddler feared dead in NSW bush

Police have acknowledged it's unlikely a missing toddler is still alive in bushland on the NSW mid-north coast.

Sydney hospital evacuated after threat

Sydney hospital evacuated after threat

Threats to several Sydney hospitals that forced the evacuation of at least one are being investigated by police.

Man charged with stealing signed guitars

A Brisbane man has been charged with stealing and destroying a valuable collection of guitars signed by the likes of The Eagles.

Australia deploys 600 against IS 'death cult'

Australia deploys 600 against IS 'death cult'

Prime Minister Tony Abbott is warning Australia's involvement in the Iraq conflict could last many months after announcing the deployment of 600 military personnel to tackle Islamic State extremists.

Tostee accused of attacking police

Tostee accused of attacking police

Gold Coast murder accused Gable Tostee is alleged to have assaulted and verbally abused police officers in the months before Kiwi woman Warriena Wright plunged from his balcony, court documents claim.

Girl killed at show was Malaysian tourist

An eight-year-old girl flung to her death from a ride at the Royal Adelaide Show was on holiday from Malaysia with her family.

Dead girl 'flung like doll' from show ride

Dead girl 'flung like doll' from show ride

An eight-year-old girl has died after being flung "like a doll through the air" from a ride at the Royal Adelaide Show.

Gold Coast Ebola fears ease

Gold Coast Ebola fears ease

Fears that the Ebola virus has reached Australian shores appear to be unfounded, with reports that it is "exceedingly unlikely" that the patient admitted to a Gold Coast hospital this morning has the virus.

Warning over online job scams

Warning over online job scams

A Swedish couple were visiting Sydney when they saw an enticing job online for fruit picking in the southern Queensland city of Toowoomba.

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