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A ferocious blaze burns down the historic general store in Ilfracombe, in central west Queensland — the only place you could buy fuel, groceries and coffee in the outback town. Locals say it's a huge loss.
Many products come in plastic or cardboard packets, and Australians diligently try to recycle them, but figuring out what goes in which bin can be complicated. In an attempt to make the process easier, a new, nationally consistent label has been developed.
An Australian woman asked for an investigation after her son ate fruit that later changed colour.
Mike Hall was hit by a car during a "Hunger Games on wheels" race across Australia, an inquest hears.
Abhilash Tomy was rescued 2,000 miles from land, but is there a worse place to have an accident at sea?
An investigation into a claim that England all-rounder Moeen Ali was called 'Osama' by an Australia player in the 2015 Ashes is closed.
The sudden landslip swallowed an area up to 300m (1,000 feet) wide, officials say.
Five people died when the small plane struck a shopping centre last year.
Criminologists explore a food safety scare in Australia, and what could be motivating copycats.
The Australian scare over strawberries spreads as needles are found in fruit exported to New Zealand.
David Warner scores a match-winning century and Steve Smith makes 85 as the banned duo return to competitive cricket in Australia.
James Ricketson is granted a royal pardon after he was jailed in Cambodia on spying charges.
Subtropical Storm Alberto was due to make landfall along the Florida panhandle on Monday, May 28, but the storm was weakening as it approached land. With a maximum wind speed of 50 miles per hour, Alberto was expected to come ashore in Destin, Florida, in the afternoon, a news report said. Some tropical storm warnings in Alabama had been canceled as the storm approached the mainland. Rough conditions didn’t stop surfers in Navarre, Florida, near Pensacola, from hitting the waves Monday as the storm approached. Credit: Moona Joyner via Storyful
Kim, an audience member on the ABC’s Q&A program, told the panel on Monday night that her father Tony had recently taken his own life and how she feels like the system didn't do enough to help. CREDIT: ABC/Q&A
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A rainbow appeared across the sky as Subtropical Storm Alberto approached Panama City Beach, Florida, on Monday, May 28. The storm was still about 50 miles southwest of the city on Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Tropical storm warnings had been issued across the Gulf Coast ahead of the storm. Heavy rain was expected in Florida, Alabama and Georgia on Monday with the possibility of a storm surge along the coast, according to the National Hurricane Center. Tornadoes and waterspouts were also possible. Credit: Woody Thornton via Storyful
The latest Newspoll has revealed more voters trust Labor to deliver lower power prices and secure supply than the Coalition. The poll shows 39 per cent trust Labor, 37 per cent back the coalition, while 24 per cent remain uncommitted to keep prices down and secure supply, the Newspoll conducted for The Australian showed. It comes as the federal government has pushed its NEG while facing mutiny in the partyroom over coal-fired power stations, such as Liddell.
The Nationals have hailed a shock Senate recruit in Tasmania. Steve Martin has joined the party, three months after replacing his one-time party leader Jacqui Lambie after dual citizenship forced her to resign. The move marks a boost for the government's numbers in the upper house. Meanwhile, the Tasmanian Liberals will reportedly refuse to let the new National share their Senate ticket.
A man has been charged with murder in Adelaide after allegedly beating his 74-year-old neighbour to death with a hammer. It is alleged the attack on Dion Hewitt occurred inside his Flinders Park home. His 33-year-old neighbour has been charged and is due to face court today.
A report by the Productivity Commission has found Australians are losing $2.6 billion a year in fees and insurance premiums on extra superannuation accounts. The landmark inquiry into the super industry has found a third of accounts are unintended multiple accounts. The commission wants people to only be placed in a default fund when they enter the workforce and for Australians to be given a ‘best in show’ list of 10 high-performing funds identified by an independent expert panel.
A MAN has been charged with murder after allegedly killing his neighbour during a violent attack in Flinders Park.
A FORMER Bandidos bikie has been convicted of murder for a second time after he admitted killing Gold Coast father Greg Dufty.