Malaysia say no decision has been made yet on proposals from three companies to continue the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.
A war monitoring group in Syria says US-backed militias have reclaimed Syria's former capital Raqqa from Islamic State.
The WA opposition will not block the Labor state government's proposed payroll tax hike, which was announced in the state budget.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced the government will ban single use plastic bags "as quickly as we can".
North Korea has again warned countries like Australia against siding with the US, in part of a statement not read out by the regime's representative at the UN.
Embattled Victorian government MP Khalil Eideh has stepped down as upper house deputy president while his electorate office is under a corruption probe.
Marawi City has been liberated from pro-Islamic State militants, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says.
Amateur WA footballer Leigh Bennett has pleaded guilty to assaulting a fellow player, who was an off-duty policeman and was left with serious facial injuries.
Just over a third of Australians with asthma are properly using their preventer medication to control their condition, a survey has found.
The Reserve Bank remains upbeat about the employment outlook but consumers are suffering the constraint of low wage growth and high debt.
The FBI will help investigate the death of Malta's best-known investigative blogger, Daphne Caruana Galizia, who has been killed by a car bomb.
Queensland police are searching for three young children who went missing last month and are believed to be travelling with a man and woman.
An attempt by the Greens to suspend standing orders in the Senate to debate climate change has been defeated.
Storm Ophelia has claimed three lives as it swept across Ireland with further disruption from its hurricane-force winds expected.
Northern Territory health authorities say a child who died in Darwin from meningococcal on Sunday night started showing symptoms only 12 hours beforehand.
Kurdish forces have lost more territory in Iraq, withdrawing from the town of Sinjar a day after Iraqi forces pushed them out of the disputed city of Kirkuk.
After missing court because of a car crash on Monday former Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer has received a medical certificate to delay two hearings.