Australia

Shock after killing in Melbourne casino hotel

Police are still hunting for the killer of a man whose throat was slashed during a fight in a hotel room at Melbourne's Crown Casino complex.

AFL coach killed, son in custody

AFL coach killed, son in custody

Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh is dead after being stabbed multiple times during an argument at his family home.

Teacher charged with historic sex assaults

A 77-year-old man has been charged with indecently assaulting students at a school in NSW's Northern Tablelands when he taught there in the early 1970s.

Life sentence for mistaken murder

Life sentence for mistaken murder

A university student who murdered a man sleeping rough at Fremantle's E-Shed Markets will spend at least 16 years behind bars.

Police raid Labor MP's office: report

Australian Federal Police officers have raided the electoral office of Wollongong MP and Labor party whip Noreen Hay, the ABC reports.

NSW man critical from shark bite

Surf lifesavers on jetskis are combing the waters in northern NSW to find the shark that mauled a bodyboarder, leaving him fighting for his life.

Sydney dental patients in HIV scare

Sydney dental patients in HIV scare

Six Sydney dentists have been suspended over poor hygiene control that may have exposed up to 12,000 patients to HIV and hepatitis.

PM puts brake on gay marriage bill

PM puts brake on gay marriage bill

Tony Abbott has put the brake on momentum towards same-sex marriage as two of his backbenchers prepare for a cross-party bill.

Vic prison rioters will be charged: police

Vic prison rioters will be charged: police

A Melbourne remand centre remains in lockdown after a 15-hour riot as the state government maintains it will not lift a smoking ban that sparked the violence.

Melbourne prison back under control after riot

Melbourne prison back under control after riot

A number of inmates and officers are being treated for injuries including dog bites after a large riot at Melbourne's Metropolitan Remand Centre was quelled.

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