Shipbuilder Austal has won a $779 million contract to build a US Navy Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship at its shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.
Investigations continue into an AirAsia flight that was forced to turn back after leaving Perth when the aircraft started shaking.
A Newspoll analysis shows the Coalition has dropped 6 per cent since the federal election after losing ground in South Australia and Queensland.
The driver in a fatal, 10-second police chase reached 120km/h in a 50km/h zone before hitting cars and a brick wall.
As safety tests continue to be carried out on high-rises across the UK it has been found that 60 apartment blocks have failed the test.
Iraq's military says it has blocked a major wave of attacks by Islamic State suicide bombers outside the Old City of Mosul.
A new report values the Great Barrier Reef at $56 billion and warns of national economic consequences if its health continues to fade.
Iraqi forces advancing on Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul are carving out routes for desperate civilians to escape along.
The construction of the Perth Stadium footbridge has been brought back to WA from Malaysia but costs have blown out by another $13 million.
Passengers on an AirAsia flight have been told by the captain to pray when their plane was forced to return to Perth after a technical scare.
Senior government ministers George Brandis and Peter Dutton are headed to Canada for the gathering of Five Eyes nations to talk terrorism.
Almost 150 people have been killed in Pakistan after an oil tanker burst into flames following a crash on a major highway.
A fatal shooting outside a hospital in northern NSW is not linked to an escalating rivalry between two bikie gangs, police say.
The Queensland government says its anti-bikie laws are working despite concerns raised following a shooting incident and brawl over the NSW border.
Greens senator Lee Rhiannon insists her actions over funding for schools have been faithful to the party's policies and processes.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will become the first Australian foreign minister to visit Panama, and she's also dropping in on Colombia, Cuba and Argentina too.
Labor says it can afford the $17 billion needed to properly invest in children's education after the Turnbull government's Gonski 2.0 plan passed parliament.