National News

Bombing in Afghanistan kills at least 20

A powerful suicide truck bombing outside a hospital in the capital of southern Zabul province has killed at least 20 and injured as many as 90 others, an Afghan official says.

Recessions hurt most vulnerable: Treasury

Australia has enjoyed 28 years of continuous economic expansion, but it is often said the country needs the wake-up call of a recession to get much needed reforms done.

US police test Spider-Man device

With 49 people killed last year after being shocked by Tasers, police departments across the United States are trying out a "Spider-Man"-like device that fires a tether that entangles and restrains the suspect.

Qld truckie jailed over two boys' deaths

A Queensland truck driver who killed two boys when he drove off a NSW highway, through scrubland and into an oncoming car has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

PM called on to stop Qld shark kill ban

Queensland's tourism minister says Prime Minister Scott Morrison could have "blood on his hands" if he doesn't intervene on a ban preventing shark culling on the Great Barrier Reef.

Pauline Hanson lashes family court 'liars'

Pauline Hanson will help lead a parliamentary inquiry into family law even after launching an extraordinary attack against women who she claims are lying about domestic violence in the family courts.

Duterte offers bounty for inmates' capture

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has renewed an offer of big bounties for hundreds of convicted murderers and rapists set free in a corrections bureau blunder, and said he would be happier if they were caught...