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Driver in boy's bus death: My life is over

The manager of a Cairns childcare centre told authorities "my whole life is over" after finding the body of a toddler in the back of the kindy bus he had been driving.

Coronavirus a global health crisis: PM

Scott Morrison has described the coronavirus outbreak as a global health crisis, warning the economic impacts will stretch far beyond Australia's tourism and education sectors.

Weinstein guilty of sex assault, rape

Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been convicted of sexual assault and rape in a New York court and taken off to jail in handcuffs, a victory for the #MeToo movement that inspired women to publicly accuse powerful men of misconduct.

NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies

Katherine Johnson, a pioneering NASA mathematician who was fundamental in landing astronauts on the moon, and was depicted in the film and book Hidden Figures, has died.

Dreamworld's owner may face prosecution

Dreamworld's owners could be fined $3 million if prosecuted over the 2016 accident that killed four holidaymakers, whose families claim the theme park put profits ahead of safety.