National News

Hostage hooks out of SA pig shed

A backpacker held hostage in a South Australian pig shed used a hook to free herself from the shackles and signal for help, sparking a police investigation to track her down.

Five drug supply charges at Syd festival

Five people have been charged with drug supply and more than a dozen will front court for possession after allegedly being caught with illegal substances at a dance festival in Sydney's west.

Two males wanted over Vic assault

Two males remain on the run after allegedly kicking and punching a man in the head and chest near a train station in a leafy Melbourne suburb.

Woman charged over Adelaide crash

A 36-year-old woman has been charged with a string of offences after allegedly driving her car at another person and then crashing into a house in Adelaide.

Trump seeks Iran talks after tanker blasts

US President Donald Trump has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but he also held out hope that implicit US threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon considers beefing up defences in the Persian Gulf area.