A woman whose 19th-century home was almost torched by an out-of-control blaze has described watching the glow of the fire helplessly from an evacuation area on the NSW south coast.
The Northern Territory and ACT remain banned from making assisted suicide laws with legislation shot down in the Senate.
Rescuers are scouring the wreckage of Italy's bridge collapse as the death toll climbed to 42 and the government blamed the bridge's private owner, demanding resignations.
Keeping power bills down is the priority for coalition backbenchers urging Malcolm Turnbull to legislate a mechanism to cut electricity prices.
Penrith will not target Trent Barrett to replace the axed Anthony Griffin as head coach regardless of his future at Manly.
NASA research scientist Jessie Christiansen has scoured the galaxy to discover thousands of planets, but her favourite find was made with the help of the Australian public.
Billionaire industrialist Sanjeev Gupta has launched a $1 billion, one-gigawatt renewable energy plan based in South Australia's mid-north that he says will lead Australian industry's transition to more competitive power.
A new $100 million school for 1500 students will be built in the South Australian steel city of Whyalla.
US state Nebraska has carried out its first execution in more than two decades.
Senators have emotionally remembered watching the painful deaths of terminally ill loved ones in a passionate debate about territories' rights to make euthanasia laws.