National News

Funds for gas as experts see clean future

More than half a billion in taxpayer money will go towards building a gas-fired power station in NSW, despite a major report calling for an end to investments in fossil fuels.

US actor Charles Grodin dies at 86

US actor Charles Grodin, who scored as a caddish newlywed in The Heartbreak Kid and later starred alongside Robert De Niro in the comic thriller Midnight Run has died at the age of 86.

Poll casts pall on royals' anniversary

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are preparing to celebrate their third wedding anniversary as a poll has revealed more than four in 10 people think they should lose their titles.

Mystery Somerton man to be exhumed in SA

The remains of the so-called Somerton man are being exhumed at an Adelaide cemetery in a bid to solve the more than 70-year mystery over his death and his identity.

Great white kills surfer off NSW coast

A surfer fatally mauled by a 4.5-metre great white shark off Tuncurry Beach on the NSW mid-north coast was desperately warning friends of the danger when he was attacked.

Knives to be banned in NSW schools

Carrying knives in NSW public schools will be banned as the government moves to close a loophole that allows members of the Sikh community to carry ceremonial daggers to school for religious reasons.