- Iraqi forces close in on Islamic State stronghold: Kurdish Minister
Iraqi forces advance to five kilometres from Mosul in an offensive against Islamic State's last major stronghold in Iraq and there are signs of revolt against the group, the Interior Minister of the Kurdish Regional Government says.
- Australian graziers outbid Rinehart for Kidman cattle empire
An all-Australian syndicate makes a $386 million bid for the S Kidman and Co cattle empire, trumping that of mining magnate Gina Rinehart and her Chinese joint venture partner.
- 'Mates protecting mates': Claims of police aggression and cover-ups
A culture of aggressive policing, cover-up and intimidation is infecting some NSW Police local area commands and driving officers to break their oath of duty, with one former officer claiming she was pressured to lie in court after witnessing a "heavy-handed" arrest.
- Spain 'aiming for 100pc renewable energy'
Enough wind energy is being generated in Spain to power more than 29 million homes every day, according to one of the country's biggest renewable energy companies.
- Historic WWII boat sinks off Darwin, leaving owners with costly clean-up
Boat enthusiasts who invested more than $300,000 to restore a vessel used by Australia's elite Z Special Unit during World War Two are left devastated after it sinks to the bottom of Darwin Harbour.
- Adelaide team break wheelchair basketball world record
The Adelaide Thunder break a world record for the longest game of wheelchair basketball, clocking up a gruelling 32 hours of play as part of a unique fundraising effort to get them back into the national league.
- Hodgman speaks to Governor after Hanson comments at rally
Tasmania's Premier speaks to Governor Kate Warner about her comments at a pro-immigration rally, which have raised the ire of One Nation leader Pauline Hanson.
- Brrrrrrrrains behind zombie walk consider event's future
An army of "undead" limp and stagger through what could be the final Brisbane Zombie Walk, as the organisers weigh up future events following an increase in council fees.
- Video captures koala 'taking her baby for a stroll' in regional SA
Social media goes abuzz after a video is posted of a koala with a joey walking along the main street of McLaren Flat, seemingly unfussed by the presence of humans.
- Footage of missing man linked to $6m theft released in bid to solve cold case
SA Police release images of a man who has been missing for more than 16 years and is believed to have been murdered after his involvement in a $6.326 million theft.
- Remote community builds church out of junk from the dump
Having held services in parks and basketball courts for years, the remote Indigenous community of Manyallaluk is rejoicing after their new church — built out of disused materials — finally opens.
- Crutchlow wins Australian MotoGP marred by horror crashes
British star Cal Crutchlow romps to a big win at the Australian MotoGP on a day punctuated by a number of shocking crashes at Phillip Island.