National News

Dutch airport emergency 'accidental'

A security alert was set off at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport after a hijacking warning on a plane was accidentally set off, a Spanish airline said.

Teachers fail to cater to disabled kids

Some teachers are "resisting diversity" in their classrooms and failing to cater for disabled students, the disability royal commission has been told.

Indonesia seeks social media censoring

Indonesia will meet social media companies to discuss its plans to impose fines of up to around $A52,200 if they allow pornography, violence or other "negative" content on their platforms, a communications ministry official says.

Iraq shooting wound worried staff

Security contractors raised concerns about a colleague's "left-handed suicide" during a drinking session at the Australian embassy in Iraq but were told to keep quiet, an inquest has heard.

Tributes for dead Townsville couple

A beautiful person and remarkable nurse is how friends and former classmates have described a woman found dead alongside her partner in a rock pool in far north Queensland.

Scientists declare climate crisis upon us

More than 11,000 scientists have declared the world faces a climate emergency, while Australia has been named as among the many countries not doing enough to limit warming.

Mexican cartel gunmen kill US women, kids

Drug cartel gunmen have ambushed three SUVs along a dirt road, slaughtering six children and three women - all US citizens living in northern Mexico - in a grisly attack that left one vehicle a burned-out, bullet-riddled hulk, authorities say.