National News

US dive boat death toll hits 25

Divers have found 25 bodies after a pre-dawn fire sank a scuba diving vessel off a Southern California island, leaving nine people unaccounted for as the search continues, media reports say.

Doctors declare climate change 'emergency'

Australia's top medical body has declared climate change a health emergency.The Australian Medical Association has warned climate change could have severe health consequences for vulnerable people in Australia and the Pacific.

Aust Catholic bishops target tech giants

Australia's Catholic bishops say tech giants such as Facebook, Google and Twitter put profits before people and should be fined for spreading fake news and offensive content.

Hurricane Dorian floods Bahamas, 5 dead

Hurricane Dorian has unleashed massive flooding across the Bahamas on Monday, pummelling the islands with so much wind and water that authorities urged people to find floatation devices and grab hammers to break out of their attics if necessary.

O'Brien will pick Knights deputies: CEO

Newcastle boss Phil Gardner has promised new rookie head coach Adam O'Brien will have final say on his support staff, including possible consultant Tim Sheens.

NSW hit-run suspect extradited from Qld

A British man allegedly involved in fatal hit-and-run near Tweed Heads will be extradited to face court in NSW after he was caught trying to leave the country on a one-way ticket.