Firefighters are bracing for heatwave conditions across Queensland's fire zones, sending temperatures and the danger level soaring.
The federal government is backing away from the controversial Centrelink "robo-debt" scheme as legal questions remain over the welfare recovery program.
Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam says she hopes a stand-off between police and hold-out anti-government protesters can be resolved with police told to handle the process humanely.
The rollout of the 5G tech on water towers could lead to faecal contamination of water as "critters" invaded the towers, federal parliamentarians have been told.
CommInsure has pleaded guilty to 87 counts of unlawfully selling life insurance policies in unsolicited phonecalls, marking the first criminal conviction against a major bank since the financial services royal commission.
Novel drugs may offer fresh ways to reduce heart risks beyond the usual medicines to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
The United States has the world's highest rate of children in detention, including more than 100,000 in immigration-related custody that violates international law, the author of a United Nations study says.
Internet-connected devices including smart TVs, watches and speakers will soon be subject to an industry code to protect against cyber attacks.
The Duke of York is facing growing calls to give a formal statement to American authorities examining the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal following his television interview.
Exhausted firefighters are working to contain more than 80 fires still burning across Queensland before a severe heatwave brings sweltering conditions.