National News

Malaysia ex-PM on trial over corruption

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's second corruption trial, with a prosecutor alleging he pilfered billions of dollars from the 1MDB state investment fund through an "elaborate charade" and then sought to cover his tracks.

Virgin to cut 750 jobs on full-year loss

Virgin Australia will cut 750 jobs as part of a restructure after announcing a full-year loss of $349.1 million that left the airline in the red for the seventh year in a row.

Facebook cafes to open in the UK

Facebook is launching its first pop-up cafes in London and Manchester in the UK, aimed at encouraging users to personalise their privacy settings.

PM Morrison a 'conservative' on abortion

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has distanced himself from the divisive abortion debate in NSW despite holding conservative personal views on the issueA bill to decriminalise abortion is before the NSW Parliament, with the issue sparking tensions within the coalition government.

Brazil neighbours call for Amazon meeting

Peru and Colombia have called on fellow Amazonian countries to attend a presidential meeting next month on the forest fires raging in Brazil and Bolivia and to forge a pact to protect the world's largest tropical forest.

Recovery of body from NT mine days away

It is not known when the body of worker Craig Butler can be recovered after he was buried alive in a wall collapse at an outback Northern Territory mine last Saturday because the site is too dangerous to enter.