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Paintball park explosions in NSW bushfire

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.

Italy bridge collapse death toll hits 42

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.

NASA's Aussie planet hunter looks for life

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.

Sanjeev Gupta unveils SA energy blueprint

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.

Emotional euthanasia debate in parliament

Senators have emotionally remembered watching the painful deaths of terminally ill loved ones in a passionate debate about territories' rights to make euthanasia laws.