The US Supreme Court has overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade ruling that recognised a woman's constitutional right to abortion, a decision condemned by President Joe Biden that will dramatically change life for millions of women and exacerbate growing tensions in a deeply polarised country.
NSW have reclaimed the Women's State of Origin shield, winning a pulsating encounter against Queensland 20-14 with dynamic centre Isabelle Kelly winning the Nellie Doherty Medal.
An earthquake that struck a remote mountainous area of Afghanistan this week has killed 1036 people and the toll is expected to rise, Mohamed Ayoya, UNICEF Representative to Afghanistan, says.
Thousands of Qantas staff could be given bonuses to share in an expected return to profit, but the airline has flagged fare increases to cover rising costs.
Aid has begun arriving in a remote part of Afghanistan where an earthquake killed 1000 people but poor communications and roads are hampering relief efforts in a country already grappling with a humanitarian crisis.
Jack Lukosius and Joel Jeffrey have felt the best and worst of AFL life on a day of vastly contrasting fortunes at Gold Coast.
Unions say the NSW government is trying to intimidate workers as the premier says those organising illegal strikes should face the "hardest fines possible".
Australia's national energy market will return to normal in a staged process after the market operator said it had growing confidence there was enough ongoing capacity for households and businesses.
The Texas primary school where a teenage gunman killed 19 children and two teachers last month is to be demolished.
More than 2000 hardy souls have bared all for a midwinter dip in Hobart, marking the shortest day of the year.