National News

Longest-serving NT MP Wood calls time

The oldest, longest-serving member of the Northern Territory parliament - former chicken farmer and occasional UFO spotter Gerry Wood - will not contest next year's territory election.

PM inspects flood-affected north Qld

Scott Morrison says north Queensland farmers and other residents had been knocked off their feet by flooding and its aftermath, but would "get back up together".

Trio nabbed over 'dark web' drug syndicate

Would-be drug pushers are "on notice" after three people accused of selling and distributing $17 million of drugs were charged in what police believe is the "first and largest penetration of the dark web" in Australia.

Adani slams 'biased' review of bird plan

An endangered bird could force the delay of Adani's Queensland coal mine after its plans to protect the black-throated finch were found to be inadequate.

Kashmir car bomb kills 44 police officers

A suicide bomber has rammed a car into a bus carrying Indian paramilitary police in Kashmir, killing 44 of them in the deadliest attack in decades on security forces in the disputed region, raising tensions with arch foe Pakistan.

Teacher accused of grooming NSW student

A NSW high school teacher has been accused of sending explicit images of herself to a 15-year-old student and indecently assaulting the teenage boy.

Trump now obese, still in 'good health'

US President Donald Trump has put weight over the past year and is now in the obese range, although he remains in "very good health overall," according to the results of a physical examination conducted last week.