Australia

Horrific child abuse cases in Queensland

A man has been charged with repeatedly assaulting a 2-year-old boy, leaving the child with critical injuries.

Australian mother, son killed in plane crash

Australian mother, son killed in plane crash

The nation is mourning two more Australians killed in another plane crash following the deaths of Victoria's Carol and Greig Friday.

Four NSW boys injured in fuel explosion

Four boys suffered burns when they ignited fuel from a remote-control boat.

The bottle of fuel exploded in the front yard of a family home in Nerong, in the NSW Hunter, where the boys were playing on Tuesday evening.

Two of them, aged 13, suffered serious burns to their chest, arms, face and legs and have been airlifted to Westmead Children's Hospital.

Kayaker drowns in Brisbane storm drain

Queensland police have warned of the dangers of going into drains and sewers after a kayaker drowned in Brisbane.

Former Australian PM Malcolm Fraser dies

Former Australian PM Malcolm Fraser dies

Former prime minister Malcolm Fraser has died at the age of 84.

Man charged with schoolgirl's murder

A man accused of the stabbing murder of Melbourne schoolgirl Masa Vukotic will be brought back before court.

Sydney cafe to reopen three months after siege

Sydneysiders will be allowed back inside the Martin Place Lindt Cafe today for the first time since the deadly siege three months ago.

Schoolgirl stabbed to death in Melbourne

A manhunt is under way after the brutal murder of a Melbourne schoolgirl.

Queensland on alert for cyclone's return

Far north Queensland residents are being urged to prepare for the destructive return of tropical cyclone Nathan, with forecasters predicting it will be a category four system by the time it makes landfall.

Elderly woman tasered in Melbourne home invasion

An elderly woman was tortured with a Taser and threatened with a knife during a violent home robbery.

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