A man arrested on his return to Australia had spent almost a year in a Thai prison for stealing a dressing gown.
Five Queensland teens have been charged with robbery offences following an alleged 120km crime spree.
Six members of a family have escaped a house fire without injury in western Sydney.
A bungling home invader has been caught less than 24 hours after breaking into two homes on the Lefevre Peninsula in South Australia.
Three thugs have been arrested after a brazen daylight carjacking in Melbourne's southeast before police found the vehicle less than an hour later.
A man has been stabbed at a unit block in Sydney's west, with police hunting his alleged attacker.
A Perth man who admitted being obsessed with serial killers before he murdered his three children, wife and mother-in-law has spent his first night behind bars knowing he will never be free again.
A man suspected of torching an animation studio and killing 33 people in Japan's worst mass killing in 18 years had been convicted of robbery and carried out the attack because he believed his novel had been plagiarised, media reports say.