Bricklayer punches out alleged thief and waits for police

A Perth bricklayer has punched a man and pinned him to the ground after he allegedly broke into his home and encountered a young girl. Full story »

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CRIME

Mark Philippoussis' father arrested in US on child molestation allegations

US police have charged the father of retired Australian tennis player Mark Philippoussis with molesting two children he was coaching, and want to hear from any other alleged victims. Full story »
WORLD

Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits between Alaska and Russia

The earthquake struck near the far western tip of Alaska. (USGS)
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.4 has hit Alaska, the US Geological Survey says. Full story »
CRIME

London acid attacks: Teen arrested after five 'linked' attacks

A teenager has been arrested after two men on a moped carried out five acids attacks in London that lasted less than 90 minutes, police say. Full story »

TECHNOLOGY

Elon Musk to build the world's largest lithium ion battery in South Australia

Elon Musk will build the world's largest lithium ion battery to help solve SA's energy woes. Watch the live announcement here. Full story »
NEW SOUTH WALES

Former Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer's companies 'owe more than $97m'

Salim Mehajer's companies owe more than $97 million, a judge has been told before granting a hearing to decide the validity of administrators' appointment. Full story »
ACCIDENTS

Driver fighting for life after being run over by own truck on Sydney's M1

A truck driver has critical leg injuries after being run over by his own semi-trailer on Sydney's M1 this morning. Full story »

CRIME

Business partner among three charged over cold case murder of Gold Coast man Philip Carlyle

More than 20 years after Gold Coast businessman Philip Carlyle was murdered, three people have been charged over the shooting. Full story »

NATIONAL

ABC publicist Chris Chamberlin dies on holiday in India

Chris Chamberlin died while on holiday in India. (Twitter)

Tributes are flowing for senior ABC publicist Chris Chamberlin who died while on holiday in India. Full story »

GOOD NEWS

Sydney police officer stops traffic to help elderly woman cross road

A police officer has stopped early-morning Sydney traffic to help an elderly woman safely cross the street. Full story »

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Ex-girlfriend of Queensland cop killer breaks silence

Rick Maddison died in a hail of bullets last May after killing police officer Brett Forte.

The ex-girlfriend of Queensland cop killer Rick Maddison says the justice system failed to protect her when he was let out on bail. Full story »

CENSUS

Census 2016: Decline in home ownership but wage growth 'not too bad'

Despite rising house prices, the number of people paying off a mortgage has grown in the past 25 years. (AAP)

The 2016 Census shows fewer Australians own their home outright and a growing number have been forced to rent. Full story »

CENSUS

Census 2016: Australians older, more culturally diverse and abandoning religion

Australia's population has grown to 24.4 million. (Getty)

Australia's population has become more ethnically diverse, older and is increasingly abandoning religion, according to national Census results released today. Full story »

SPAIN

Bungee jumping teen died after mishearing 'no jump' as 'now jump'

Vera Mol died in 2015.

Two members of a Spanish bungee jumping organisation have been found guilty of reckless manslaughter over the 2015 death of a Dutch teen.  Full story »

CRIME

Nurse who confessed to murdering patients in chilling video jailed for life

A former nurse who confessed to murdering eight elderly residents who were under her care at retirement homes in eastern Canada was sentenced today to life in prison. Full story »

CRIME

Man arrested over fatal shooting of another man in Tweed Heads

A man has been arrested in Queensland over the fatal shooting of a man in the NSW border town of Tweed Heads. Full story »

ENTERTAINMENT

Fans celebrate 20 magical years of 'Harry Potter'

Author J. K. Rowling on Monday marked the "wonderful" two decades since her Harry Potter creation first hit the shelves, starting a global literary phenomenon which has inspired a generation. Full story »
US

Video shows moment homeowner shoots dead two thieves who tried to get him to open safe

A neighbour's security camera has captured the moment a homeowner shot dead two men who broke into his California home last week. Full story »

EMERGENCIES

Children believed to have lit blaze that tore through Brisbane construction site

Four children are believed to be responsible for lighting a blaze that tore through a north Brisbane construction site. Full story »
MURDER

Murdered man's body was inside Melbourne home for a week

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Deer Park have revealed the victim had been shot a week ago. Full story »

SAME SEX MARRIAGE

Abbott's sister denies Pyne's same-sex marriage comments are 'plot'

Tony Abbott's gay sister doesn't believe there is a secret plot flagged in Christopher Pyne's comments that legalising same-sex marriage could happen "sooner than everyone thinks". Full story »