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Ban baby chiro, health experts demand

Calls are growing to ban spinal manipulation on babies after "horrifying" footage emerged of a Melbourne chiropractor performing the controversial treatment on a two-week-old boy.

Some would 'rather die' than enter care

Some Australians would rather die or "poke their eye with a pencil" than go into residential care, the royal commission into aged care has been told.

Suspension, big fine for unhelpful Bronco

Brisbane spent months trying to convince teenager Payne Haas to speak to the NRL's integrity unit and say they had no choice but to suspend him for four games and fine him $20,000 when his co-operation fell short.

Religious orders sorry for abuse inaction

Catholic religious orders around the world have apologised for failing to respond when their priests raped children, acknowledging their family-like communities blinded them to sexual abuse and led to misplaced loyalties.

Death toll from Nigeria attack at 130

The death toll from an attack last week by gunmen in northwestern Nigeria has doubled to more than 130, the Kaduna state governor says, adding it appeared a deliberate plan to "wipe out certain communities.

Meth most used drug in Australia: report

DRUG CONSUMPTION BY STATE:ACT:1- Methylamphetamine2- Oxycodone3- Fentanyl4- Cocaine5- HeroinNSW:1- Methylamphetamine2- Fentanyl3- Oxycodone4- Cocaine (highest average consumption)5- Heroin (highest regional consumption)NT:1- Methylamphetamine2- MDMA (highest capital city consumption)3- Cocaine4- Oxycodone5- FentanylQUEENSLAND:1- Methylamphetamine2- Fentanyl3- Oxycodone4- Cocaine5- HeroinSA:1- Methylamphetamine2- Fentanyl3- Oxycodone4- Cocaine5- HeroinTASMANIA:1- Methylamphetamine2- Oxycodone (highest average consumption)3- Fentanyl (highest average consumption)4- Heroin5- MDMA...

Fire bans in NSW as cost of blazes tallied

Fire crews have gained the upper hand on blazes burning across northern NSW but predicted strong winds and hot conditions mean total fire bans have been declared once again.