National News

Hospital demand soars in SA

A surge in public hospital presentations across Adelaide has forced health authorities to develop new strategies to cope with ever-rising demand.

New rape charges for NRL's Jack de Belin

St George Illawarra Dragons NRL player Jack de Belin and a friend have been slugged with new rape charges over the alleged assault of a teenager in Wollongong.

Queensland game plan: give Ponga the ball

Kevin Walters won't be happy after Queensland playmaker Cameron Munster not only dropped the N-word but also revealed the Maroons' game plan for next Wednesday night's State of Origin series opener against NSW.

Blues ban slapped on Maroons players

A bizarre Blues ban has been slapped on Queensland, with Maroons coach Kevin Walters refusing to let his players talk about NSW ahead of the State of Origin opener.

Schoolgirls slashed at bus stop in Japan

A knife-wielding man screamed "I'll kill you!" as he slashed at a group of schoolgirls at a bus stop in Japan, killing one girl and an adult who may have been the father of a...

Five charged after fatal Sydney shooting

Five people have been charged after a man with alleged links to bikie gangs was shot dead outside his western Sydney home which neighbours say has been overrun by "junkies.

Serial killer Milat back to jail to die

Notorious serial killer Ivan Milat has been transferred to a Sydney prison where he'll likely die following a two-week stint in a nearby hospital where he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.