National News

High Court rules sperm donor is a father

A NSW sperm donor has been deemed by the High Court to be the legal father of a girl, preventing her moving to New Zealand with her mother without his consent.

Aust first peoples migration was planned

The first arrival of Indigenous Australians to the continent more than 50,000 years ago was deliberately planned using complex technologies as they migrated in large groups, a scientific study has revealed.

Brain device gets medical research funding

A brain device that can help restore people's eyesight will be further researched to discover other ways it could change lives, with the federal government stumping up more than $900,000 for the project.

Quake hits off Japan, sparks small tsunami

A strong and shallow earthquake has struck Japan's northwest coast around Niigata prefecture, triggering a small tsunami, shaking buildings and cutting power to around 9000 buildings.