A truck crash near a NSW motorway bridge may have been caused by a base jumper throwing himself off the structure.
A suspected hostage situation on Sydney's lower north shore has turned out to be nothing more than a group of shell-shocked marine rescuers transporting a sea turtle.
The death of a young pregnant Melbourne woman was staged to look like a tragic weightlifting accident, police believe.
A young Canadian woman went on a globetrotting adventure she couldn't afford to post selfies and help smuggle $NZ22.25 million worth of cocaine into Australia, but is paying for it now.
A push by the Australian Greens to legalise cannabis use has been rejected by the Turnbull government.
A man attacked by a shark in Western Australia's south managed to body surf back to shore before friends used rope from his board as a tourniquet.
The death of a woman who fell overboard from the Pacific Dawn was not accidental but the tragic end to what should have been a memorable family holiday.
Queensland police will investigate the circumstances surrounding a woman falling from ocean liner Pacific Dawn during a cruise of the Pacific.
A woman is missing after she fell overboard from a P&O ship during a week-long cruise in the Pacific.
A shirtless man who allegedly revved a chainsaw in a frightening road rage incident in Sydney's west has been charged.
Stay away Kiwis should be getting some of the blame for an expected windfall failing to materialise for Gold Coast businesses, an Australian newspaper reports.
The Australian live export industry is under fire after video emerged of hundreds of sheep dying in extreme heat and filth aboard ships bound for the Middle East.
Welsh referee Nigel Owens believes comments like Israel Folau's statement that gay people would be condemned to "hell" could contribute to youngsters taking their own lives.
A robber who threatened a clerk with a sword in a Logan City bottle shop has been foiled by two customers.
A member of a US dark web gun trafficking group that hid firearms in electronics products and sent them to customers in Australia and other parts of the world has been sentenced to almost three years jail.
Pauline Hanson has denied she is a racist after complaining of the "disgusting" focus on indigenous culture during the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have been warmly welcomed to Brisbane at the start of their tour, which includes the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Six police officers may be stood down after they were caught on CCTV pinning down a Melbourne pensioner and allegedly beating him.
A father whose 3-year-old son went missing for 18 hours in bushland in New South Wales says the boy tried to jump on a kangaroo as he thought it might take him home.
Australia's rugby sevens captain James Stannard was left with a fractured skull after being involved in a 'one-punch' attack in Sydney earlier today following a farewell dinner for departing coach Andy Friend.