National News

Qld murder trial hears of box with guns

The daughter of a Gold Coast businessman accused of murdering his estranged wife put on rubber gloves to move a mysterious box she was holding for her dad after police began to investigate.

US dive boat death toll hits 25

Divers have found 25 bodies after a pre-dawn fire sank a scuba diving vessel off a Southern California island, leaving nine people unaccounted for as the search continues, media reports say.

Doctors declare climate change 'emergency'

Australia's top medical body has declared climate change a health emergency.The Australian Medical Association has warned climate change could have severe health consequences for vulnerable people in Australia and the Pacific.

Aust Catholic bishops target tech giants

Australia's Catholic bishops say tech giants such as Facebook, Google and Twitter put profits before people and should be fined for spreading fake news and offensive content.

Hurricane Dorian floods Bahamas, 5 dead

Hurricane Dorian has unleashed massive flooding across the Bahamas on Monday, pummelling the islands with so much wind and water that authorities urged people to find floatation devices and grab hammers to break out of their attics if necessary.

NSW hit-run suspect extradited from Qld

A British man allegedly involved in fatal hit-and-run near Tweed Heads will be extradited to face court in NSW after he was caught trying to leave the country on a one-way ticket.

Townsville police boost as ALP slips

Townsville's thin blue line will be bolstered earlier than planned in a bid to shore up regional votes for a Labor state government wracked with scandals and poor polling.