The serial bomber whose deadly attacks terrorised Austin, Texas, for weeks left a 25-minute video "confession" on a mobile phone found after he blew himself up as officers closed in to make an arrest, police say.
Heavy and persistent rain on the NSW mid-north coast has prompted flash flooding warnings, with some areas receiving more than 300 millimetres since the drenching began.
Australians buying clothes, books or health products from overseas could be slapped with a new tax on top of the GST.
A man arrested at gunpoint on a Sydney train will face court accused of intimidating a rail passenger with a cap gun.
A US court has upheld a $US5.3 million ($A7.4 million) judgment against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for copying a Marvin Gaye song to create their 2013 smash Blurred Lines.
A 24-year-old man suspected of a series of deadly bombings around Austin, Texas, has blown himself up on the side of a highway as police closed in on him, authorities say.
A woman who felt pressured into buying a car she could not afford had to stop paying rent, borrow money from relatives and sell her mother's jewellery as she struggled to pay the loan.
A record 28 tonnes of illegal tobacco with an estimated street value of $60 million has been seized at properties near Bundaberg.
Leeann Lapham's partner punched her so hard he felt the new mum's "skull give way" during a row over an empty bacon packet.
Australian life coach Justine Damond put her hands on the bullet wound on the left side of her stomach and said "I'm dying" just moments after a Minneapolis police officer shot her, according to the prosecutor who announced murder and manslaughter charges against Mohamed Noor .