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NSW floods place 85,000 under evacuation

The NSW State Emergency Service has ordered 85,000 people to evacuate or prepare to leave areas likely to flood or be isolated as severe weather drenches parts of the state.

Dawson argues murder case 'nonsensical'

Allegations Christopher Michael Dawson executed the perfect crime in killing his wife without a trace while leaving all her belongings at home have been criticised as nonsensical.

NSW flood threat remains, rain moves north

The severe weather battering NSW is posing further flood risks as it moves north, while damage assessments begin in the areas surrounding Sydney that have been drenched in recent days.

Ardern continues Aust diplomatic mission

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's mission to strengthen trade, tourism and security ties with Australia will continue in NSW ahead of her meeting with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese later this week.

US parade shooting suspect charged

The man accused of opening fire with a rifle from a rooftop onto a crowd of people watching a July 4 parade near the US city of Chicago has been charged with seven counts of first-degree murder.

Suspect caught in fatal US July 4 shooting

US police have captured a person of interest after a shooting incident that killed six people and wounded more than 36 when a man with a high-powered rifle opened fire from a rooftop at a July 4 parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park.