Around 20 homes have been razed as bushfires continue to burn out of control in northern NSW.
The day after Gregory Diven woke from an induced coma his wife, Marie, died from the catastrophic injuries she'd suffered when their ute was hit by a car driven by a drug-affected P-plater.
A 28-year-old man charged with murdering a six-month-old baby in Newcastle on the weekend had been in a relationship with the boy's mother for just six weeks, police allege.
A Sydney woman who left her four-year-old son home alone to go to a nearby leagues club with her married lover has won the right to help care for her fiance's stepson.
Drug kingpin Tony Mokbel remains in a serious condition in hospital as police deflect suggestions the prison yard attack that nearly cost his life was a gangland hit.
Indigenous Australians will play a greater role in efforts to close the health and education gap, through a formal partnership with both the federal and state/territory governments.
Kalyn Ponga's game won't change with the No.6 on his back, with Newcastle coach Nathan Brown confident he'll get the same attacking dynamo at five-eighth.
Police have identified a woman whose body was found on a Sunshine Coast beach.
NASA'S longest-running rover on Mars, Opportunity, has been pronounced dead, 15 years after it landed on the red planet.
An 85-year-old woman has been indecently assaulted by a man who allegedly broke into her retirement home late at night in the NSW central west.