National News

Taliban attack on Afghan base kills 100

A Taliban attack in central Afghanistan has killed scores of security personnel, with some estimates putting the death toll at more than 100, amid government silence about one of the most deadly insurgent attacks in months.

Londonderry security alerts 'were hoaxes'

Northern Ireland police say the three security alerts they examined in Londonderry on Monday were hoaxes, including one where they carried out a controlled explosion.

Sugary drinks warning for young Aussies

Aussie teens could soon be flashing shonky smiles if they don't give up their addiction to sugary drinks that not only affect their health, but their teeth too.

Greenberg lays down law to NRL clubs

A "frustrated, angry and embarrassed" Todd Greenberg says he has laid down the law to all 16 NRL clubs, demanding their players take responsibility after a horror off-season.

NSW Greens MDMA confession 'reckless'

The NSW health minister has described Greens MP Cate Faehrmann's admission she has taken MDMA as "reckless at best," revealing that four of the five recent NSW festival deaths were linked directly to the substance.