Michael McCormack has fended off a challenge from Barnaby Joyce to remain leader of the Nationals, and deputy prime minister, following a party room ballot in Canberra on Tuesday.
Scientists are one step closer to protecting people from the deadly Hendra and Nipah viruses after successfully trialling a treatment on humans.
Two women have been killed and a toddler wounded in a shooting at a residence hall on the Texas A&M University campus in Commerce, authorities say.
Jessica Mann - a key witness in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial who alleges the former movie mogul raped and sexually assaulted her on numerous occasions - has been let off the stand after she said she was having a panic attack during cross-examination.
The grief-stricken mother of three children killed at the hands of an alleged drink-driver says she won't hate the man who was behind the wheel.
Five people, including two young children, missing in the Northern Territory have been found.
Barnaby Joyce will challenge Nationals leader Michael McCormack for the party's top job, saying there's no point just wishing things were better.
Australian citizens evacuated from Chinese city Wuhan, the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, have landed in Western Australia's north before being quarantined on Christmas Island.
A man who convinced his wife to kill herself and then helped her to do it for a $1.4 million life insurance payout says he was improperly convicted.
A pair of "grubs" who twice robbed a fire-damaged shop on the NSW south coast during the recent bushfires have been thrown behind bars.