Little Ripper Rescue drones 'next stage in the evolution of lifesaving technology'

When two swimmers got into trouble at a beach on the Far North Coast, the last place they might have expected a rescue to come from was from the sky.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 8:23 pm

'Global embarrassment': Critics deride plan to stop plant and animal extinctions

A plan to protect the nation's animals and plants has been denounced by critics as a "global embarrassment".

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 8:21 pm

The Wider Earth is an enchanted voyage into the origins of Charles Darwin

The Wider Earth

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 8:19 pm

Rugby league 'Immortal' Graeme Langlands dead

Rugby league Immortal Graeme Langlands has died overnight in his Sutherland nursing home, after battling poor health for months.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 8:15 pm

Australian Open 2018: Behind the scenes of the players' cafeteria

Hidden in one of the many labyrinthine passages underneath Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena lies the players’ cafe.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 8:15 pm

Police search for missing teen south of Perth

Police are searching for a missing 19-year-old man last seen leaving his home on Saturday.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 8:12 pm

Emel Mathlouthi/Rahim AlHaj & Karim Wasfi review: Electro-pop upstaged by grace

Emel Mathlouthi's voice rings hollow after the understated elegance of Rahim Alhaj and Karim Wasfi.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 7:55 pm

'This stadium is open': West Aussies get their first glimpse of Optus Stadium at open day

More than 100,000 eager West Aussies will get their very first look at Perth's new Optus Stadium at Sunday's Open Day.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 7:45 pm

the xx review: Slow and subtle still the order of the day

The xx 3.5 stars The Domain, January 20

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 7:43 pm

Gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul

Armed insurgents stormed Kabul's largest hotel Saturday, setting off an explosion and sparking a fire, trapping an unknown number of hotel guests inside, Afghan officials confirmed.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 7:40 pm

Trump campaign ad says Democrats are 'complicit' in crimes by illegal immigrants, raises heat during shutdown

President Donald Trump released a provocative campaign ad on the anniversary of his inauguration, charging Democrats with being "complicit" in killings by immigrants who are in the country illegally.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 7:31 pm

Fires continue to burn out of control as another hot day looms

Firefighters have worked tirelessly through the night to contain several bushfires burning across the state including a large blaze in the Royal National Park, just south of Sydney.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 7:28 pm

Australian Open 2018: In tennis, the backwards cap makes no sense - nevertheless, it persists

Australia's Lleyton Hewitt made the backwards cap definitively a thing in tennis, members of the new wave have acquired the taste, too.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 7:11 pm

A woman called the ‘serial stowaway’ sneaked past airport security — again — and flew to London

A woman notorious for stowing away on commercial airplanes made it past two Transport Security Administration agents at O'Hare International Airport by hiding her face with her hair, and then stayed overnight at the airport before sneaking onto a plane and flying to London, prosecutors said Saturday.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 7:09 pm

Pork barrelling 'undermining public trust' says former Turnbull minister Darren Chester

Former Turnbull cabinet minister Darren Chester has slammed $1 billion in federal government pork barelling after Fairfax Media revealed hundreds of millions of dollars were going to marginal seats while voters in safe seats missed out.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 7:03 pm

Premier steps up to bullies as Queensland kids prepare for school return

Annastacia Palaszczuk has called for a nationwide-push to stamp out bullying in schools.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 6:49 pm

Australian Open 2018: National Basketball League to take court at Hisense Arena

For years the Australian Open has served up plenty of aces, volleys and rallies but the Cairns Taipans are planning on adding dunks, fast breaks and three pointers to the highlight reels.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 6:38 pm

Syria promotes tourism, despite devastation of civil war

Across Syria, buildings lie in ruin. Millions have fled their homes. And historic sites have been shattered, either by military bombardment or at the hands of the Islamic State group.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 6:20 pm

'Inexplicable' 20 per cent jump in pokie bets fuels money laundering concerns

Betting on poker machines by NSW gamblers grew by more than $1.3 billion last year as new figures show the amount staked on the machines in some parts of Sydney's west leapt by "inexplicably" large amounts stoking fears they are increasingly vehicles for money laundering.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 6:05 pm

Australia off to winning start in Quad Series, beat South Africa 54-50

Australia has scored a narrow win over South Africa to open netball's Quad Series in London overnight.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 6:05 pm

Paul Bocuse, French chef who became cultural star, dies at 91

Paul Bocuse, who became one of the 20th century's most influential chefs by building on the traditions of French haute cuisine with a distinctive style that emphasised simplicity and freshness, has died. He was 91.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 5:57 pm

Women's March protesters blast Trump as president touts gains

Thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women's March, a nationwide series of protests against US President Donald Trump marking the end of his tumultuous first year in office.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 5:55 pm

Trump blames Democrats for government shutdown

For President Donald Trump, this weekend was supposed to be a celebration.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 5:51 pm

Jack Hale personal best 100m time scuppered by officials' error

Teen sprint star Jack Hale might have been the fourth-fastest Australian man over 100m in history but for a blunder by West Australian athletics officials.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 5:50 pm

Gold Coast driver runs red light, mounts median strip, crashes into three cars: police allege

Police said when officers arrived they found the man, allegedly under the influence, behaving aggressively towards drivers and witnesses.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 5:46 pm