Australia

Jetstar apology for onboard drugs warning

Jetstar apology for onboard drugs warning

Jetstar has apologised after a crew member advised Splendour in the Grass festival-goers to dump their drugs before landing in Sydney.

Warrants issued for Aussie jihadists

Australia has issued arrest warrants for a pair of Australian citizens believed to be fighting in Syria, after images emerged of the two holding the severed heads of Syrian soldiers.

Drug kingpin 'helped pay' for Hodson murders

Former drug kingpin Tony Mokbel paid $50,000 to have a police informer killed on behalf of a Victorian detective, an inquest has been told.

Floods predicted for Tasmania

Storms that damaged roofs and left a man injured in Tasmania are expected to continue and may lead to flooding.

Trio jailed for 'excruciating' murder

Wollongong lawyer Katie Foreman died an "excruciating" death in a blaze that was lit in her bedroom at the behest of her calculating boyfriend.

High-rise plunge may be murder

A man who plunged from a Cairns high-rise may have been murdered, police say.

Plans to extend work for dole scheme

The unemployed will have to perform 40 job searches a month and up to 25 hours community service per week or lose their payments, under an extension of the federal government's work for the dole scheme.

Canberra memorial for MH17 victims

Australian politicians and foreign diplomats are expected at a memorial service in Canberra to remember victims of the MH17 crash.

Couple and dog found dead in car

A Victorian couple and their dog have been found dead in a car, apparently killed by a gas heater they were using to keep warm.

One dead in Victoria tour bus crash

A woman died and six people were injured, one critically, when a tourist bus left Victoria's Great Ocean Road and plunged down a ravine.

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