- Californian warehouse where fire broke out was a 'death trap'
Officials in the Californian city of Oakland say the warehouse where an illegal music event was being held was a "death trap" that made it impossible for many partygoers to escape an intense fire, as fears grow for those missing.
- Adler import a step closer as NSW agrees on reclassification
The controversial Adler shotgun is a step closer to being allowed into Australia after the New South Wales Government falls into line to reclassify it as a category D weapon, the ABC understands.
- China lodges protest after Trump call with Taiwan President
China lodges a diplomatic protest after US President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, but blames the self-ruled island Beijing claims as its own for the "petty" move.
- Port Adelaide player 'disappeared for hours' after car crash
A Port Adelaide football player who was involved in a five-car crash had been drinking with team-mates and driving recklessly in the lead-up to the incident and was uncontactable for several hours after, the club says.
- Head stands tall after being given the nod ahead of Maxwell
Travis Head repays the faith placed in him by selectors, belting a half-century in the first one-day international against New Zealand while captain Steve Smith adds another ton.
- Queensland gets reprieve from stormy weather after night of destruction
Two homes in south-east Queensland were destroyed by fire during yesterday's super cell storms, which also overturned caravans and saw a teenager struck by lightning.
- Woman bitten by spider at 'Candyman' mansion party
Paramedics are called several times to a party hosted by self-proclaimed Gold Coast playboy Travers Beynon, with complaints ranging from possible drug or alcohol related problems to cuts from a broken window and white-tailed spider bite.
- Thunderstorm asthma advice issued as storms loom
Victorians who experience breathing difficulties or asthma are advised to take extra care this evening, with a cool change and thunderstorms predicted for the state.
- Green Party drops Pennsylvania presidential recount petition
Green Party candidate Jill Stein drops her petition for a recount of all votes cast in the US presidential election in Pennsylvania, after a judge ordered her campaign to post a $1 million bond.
- One Nation trying to register for Tasmanian election
With many people in rural communities losing faith in the major two parties, One Nation is trying to register in Tasmania ahead of the next state election.
- Man treated after car crash charged with partner's stabbing murder
A man found injured after a single-vehicle accident is charged with murder after allegedly giving information to paramedics that leads to the discovery of a woman's body.
- Men make up 90pc of coastal drownings in Australia
The number of drownings in the Australian surf has surged over the past year, with data showing men now account for almost 90 per cent of deaths on the coast.
- Aboriginal warrior Mannalargenna celebrated 181 years on
The life of one of Tasmania's greatest "unsung heroes", revered Aboriginal warrior and clan leader Mannalargenna, is marked with a celebration considered to be among the most important developments in the state's history.