Two men have been rescued from an uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean after crews spotted the letters 'SOS' written in the sand.
Labor has romped to victory in the Northern Territory election, wiping out the Country Liberal Party government after just one term.
Weeping relatives hugged each other and reached out to touch the simple wooden coffins at a state funeral held on Saturday for some of the 290 people killed in an earthquake this week.
Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron says the Giants have surprised him by making the top four, but now they are there he believes they can go all the way.
Labor has romped to victory in the Northern Territory election, wiping out the CLP government after just one term.
Bangladesh security forces killed three Islamist militants on Saturday, including a Bangladesh-born Canadian citizen accused of masterminding an attack on a cafe in Dhaka last month that killed 22 people, mostly foreigners, police said.
North Melbourne courted the prospect of losing to Greater Western Sydney during the week when it announced the end of four much-loved veterans' careers. It might have been seen as defeatist. But in retrospect, it was simply being realistic.
Penrith's Matt Moylan has kicked a match-winning field goal two minutes from fulltime to give the Panthers a 15-14 victory over Gold Coast and confirm a berth in the NRL playoffs.
Thirty-four notable Australians have signed an open letter calling on the Malcolm Turnbull government to abandon plans to cut unemployment payments.
Bill Shorten has sent his strongest signal yet Labor will vote against Malcolm Turnbull's same-sex marriage plebiscite.
Police release image of a man wanted for questioning after a woman was sexually assaulted at a public toilet in Bendigo.
For the second weekend in a row, WA has two division one Saturday Lotto winners - this time to the tune of $701,962.71 each.
The family of a New Zealand man who has been missing in Western Australia for almost a week say the 23-year-old may be on a "spiritual journey".
The ARU will make an official complaint to World Rugby over a meeting between All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen and referee Romain Poite prior to the second Bledisloe Cup match.
Police have warned they will conduct weapon searches and won't tolerate illegal hate speech at a rally by anti-Islamic protesters in Melbourne's west on Sunday.
Gold Coast Suns coach Rodney Eade said his side was mentally and physically cooked after last week's 71-point loss to Collingwood. They didn't look exhausted as they opened brightly against Port Adelaide at Metricon; the simpler problem was that they couldn't finish off their work.
The Turnbull government has been accused of extending Australia's "book drought" by sitting on draft legislation designed to give blind, partially sighted and dyslexic Australians the same sort of access to audio and braille books that's available overseas.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says Quade Cooper didn't get a chance to shine because of limited set piece ball, while hooker Dane Coles admitted things might have gone a little too far in the heat of a Bledisloe battle.
The AFL's dream of an all Sydney final is one step closer to reality after the Giants honoured their end of the bargain by continuing North Melbourne's misery on Saturday night.
Cronulla ended a four-game winless run and got their minor premiership challenge back on track with a strong 37-12 win over the Sydney Roosters on Saturday night.
Aftermath of shocking north Queensland backpacker attack.
Have you ever thought to yourself "what would Justin Bieber sound like if he was releasing tunes in the 1920s?".
Festival to celebrate expansion of Creative Industries Precinct.
Former Wilson security trauma psychologist decries 'abuse of power'.
Richmond's train-wreck of a season officially ended in a 113-point thrashing by Sydney on Saturday night, heaping the pressure on Tigers coach Damien Hardwick to convince disgruntled fans he's the man to rebuild their broken club.
Buddy Franklin dominated a hapless Richmond outfit to help Sydney stroll to the AFL minor premiership.
When Matt Giteau hobbled off the field in the opening Bledisloe Cup clash, the whole crowd were thinking the same thing: please don't let it end like that.
Why did 35,455 people pack out the stadium in Wellington on Saturday night?
GPS devices can now be ordered for those on bail in NSW for domestic violence, but the ACT has yet to decide whether to follow the same path despite federal funds on offer.
The Wallabies have suffered more Bledisloe heartbreak with the Cup set to stay in New Zealand for a 14th consecutive year after they came up short 29-9 on Saturday evening.
Standard and Poor's has given a glowing assessment of the ACT economy, but retained the negative outlook linked to federal concerns.
The first party ad of the ACT election has been released by the Canberra Liberals, and there's no surprise on the focus.
What do eight packets of Smith's salted potato crisps and two Big Macs have in common?
The family of the baby boy who died after being given the wrong gas at a Sydney hospital is deeply distressed by the systemic failures revealed by an investigation into the shocking incident.
There was no Blake Austin, but no worries for the Raiders as they marched to another win on Saturday. Here are the talking points.
Spectators consumed more food and drink per hour than the NRL Grand Final crowd. Fans complained that the beer ran out.
Geelong coach Chris Scott is bracing for "selection headaches" as the Cats prepare for their return to the finals.
The cluster of recent NSW hospital scandals have severely damaged the public's perception of the state's health system, an exclusive poll reveals
AFL stand alone clubs Collingwood, Footscray, Geelong and Essendon are set to play a major part in this year's VFL finals series, in what is expected to be a somewhat changing of the guard.
The Canberra Raiders have set themselves up for a remarkable piece of history, and beating Manly delivered a good omen for their premiership quest.
Essendon coach John Worsfold, fresh from victory over Carlton on Saturday, insists his mind is not fixed on the battle for the wooden spoon as the prospect of claiming it for the first time since 1933 hovers over the Bombers.
The 55-year-old woman is believed to have injured her leg after suffering a fall.
Not-for-profit groups campaigning for either side of the government's proposed same-sex marriage plebiscite will receive advice from the charity watchdog to ensure they do not breach the sector's political guidelines.
Follow all the action live as the Wallabies look to steady their Rugby Championship campaign after a crushing loss last week.
Departing Melbourne coach Paul Roos says he was careful not to tell his team something he would later regret after Saturday's record loss to Geelong.
With their season done, Roosters management now quietly admit Mitchell Pearce's Australia Day incident cost the club near enough to a million dollars. And a season.
Western Bulldogs forward Jake Stringer could be thrust upon the VFL finals next weekend in a third consecutive match at the lower level in a bid to attack the AFL finals "full of confidence".
The boss of the construction company that brought topless and scantily-clad women onto the site of Canberra's tallest residential building on Friday has issued an apology.
Unlike other insurers you cannot get an insurance quote from Youi online – it must be through a phone interview. That's where the trouble starts.
Recriminations over a Greens re-shuffle that stripped Sarah Hanson-Young of the immigration portfolio continue to flare in public after the South Australian Senator declared she did not accept Richard Di Natale's explanation of why she was moved.