An earthquake of 6.7 magnitude has struck off the coast of Chile but has left only minor damage in its wake, while a tsunami threat was also discarded.
Several thousand people have marched through Sydney's streets, demanding they be made safe for women following the murder of an international student.
Mitchelton-Scott rider Daryl Impey appears to be in the box seat as the Tour Down Under heads to the most exciting finish in its 21-year history.
Preselected Nationals candidate Anne Webster has vowed to change the image of politicians following a string of scandals in the party.
Adelaide have defeated Perth in the final game of the WNBL season to book a date with Melbourne in the semi-finals, leaving the Lynx to face Canberra.
Australia will remain in Iraq "until the job is done" and could increase its Middle East efforts if the US makes a hasty retreat, the defence minister says.
Two men have died in a motorcycle crash in Wetherill Park after the vehicle left the road and hit a power pole, police have been told.