National News

US troops among the dead in Syria blast

A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State has killed two US troops and two civilians working for the US military in northern Syria, weeks after President Donald Trump said the group had been defeated there and that he would pull out all American forces.

TV host's ex-partner made fake 'rape kit'

TV personality Deborah Hutton's former partner, who created a rape kit to help stage a burglary, has been convicted and ordered by a Sydney court to pay more than $13,000 in police investigation costs.

Australia safe on trade after Brexit: PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison insists Australia's trade relationships with Britain and the European Union are in safe hands after Brexit plans plunged into chaos in the UK parliament.

Airline staff face drug smuggling charges

Two international airline staff allegedly imported high-grade heroin and ice into Sydney and Melbourne as part of a major trafficking ring authorities say has been operating for years.

May's Brexit deal crushed in parliament

British MPs have defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin, triggering political chaos that could lead to a disorderly exit from the EU or even to a reversal of the 2016 decision to leave.

China blasts Trudeau over death sentence

China has blasted Canada for "irresponsible" remarks after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused the country of "arbitrarily" sentencing a Canadian to death for drug smuggling, aggravating already icy relations.

Meghan reveals she's six months pregnant

Meghan Markle, wife of Britain's Prince Harry, told royal well-wishers she was six months pregnant but the royal couple do not know the gender of their first baby, British media reported.