Yahoo News Now Special Report
Yahoo News Now Special Report
Three stowaways are lucky to be alive after hanging on to an oil tanker's rudder for 11 days at sea. Find out what happened.
Policing truth in political advertising laws is challenging and often draws electoral officials into partisan debates and away from other responsibilities, South Australia's chief election officer says.Commissioner Mick Sherry's comments come days after Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he'd consider the model already in place in the southern state.
Queensland authorities are confident their relationship with Indian law enforcement and a strong case will mean a smooth extradition of Toyah Cordingley's accused killer.The 24-year-old's body was found on a Cairns beach in October 2018 after she took her dog out for a walk.
A former Tasmanian premier regrets not doing more to ensure the safety of children in state care, following harrowing evidence at an inquiry into sexual abuse.David Bartlett, premier from 2008-11, also questioned whether the state's troubled Ashley Youth Detention Centre should remain open.
The financial sector is stronger than during the global financial crisis, making it less likely markets will again suffer the severe shock that sent the world into an economic meltdown.Senior Reserve Bank of Australia official Jonathan Kearns says reforms introduced after the 2007 crisis left the financial sector more resilient, which meant it didn't suffer a repeat collapse when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
The US Senate has passed a bill that would protect federal recognition of same-sex marriage, a measure taken up in response to worries the Supreme Court could overturn a 2015 decision that legalised it nationwide.The narrowly tailored bill, which would require the federal government to recognise a marriage if it was legal in the state in which it was performed, is meant to be a backstop if the Supreme Court acted against same-sex marriage.
The family of Hasan Dastan finally have justice after almost three decades, with his killer sentenced to a maximum of 22 years behind bars.Kubilay Kilincer appeared in prison greens in the NSW Supreme Court on Wednesday to learn his fate, more than 10 weeks after a jury found him guilty of killing Mr Dastan, who was his boss at a western Sydney car wrecking business.
The Victorian Nationals are demanding more detail on an Indigenous voice to parliament before deciding whether to follow the lead of their federal counterparts.The federal party said this week they would not support the voice proposal when it goes to a referendum as early as next year.
Star Entertainment faces more civil penalties for allegedly allowing customers to move cash through risky back channels and continuing business with "higher-risk customers" in breach of federal anti-money laundering laws.The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre lodged a case against the ASX-listed gambling giant in the Federal Court on Wednesday after wrapping up a joint probe with police and regulators in NSW and Queensland, which began in September 2019.
Former prime minister Scott Morrison will appear on the witness stand as part of the robodebt royal commission.Mr Morrison will answer questions during the second block of hearings of the royal commission, which will be held in mid-December.
More snakes are being spotted on farms as the reptiles flee the floodwaters affecting vast swathes of inland NSW.It's a double whammy for farmers after months of flooding that has isolated towns and torn apart rural roads - hampering vets' efforts to treat livestock bitten by snakes.
Newcastle have completed their second player swap in the space of a month, signing Gold Coast's Greg Marzhew with hooker Chris Randall heading in the opposite direction.Marzhew, a winger who scored nine tries in 17 games for the Titans in 2022, joins on a season-long deal, while Randall will remain on the Gold Coast for the next two years.
Collingwood AFL superfan and former cheer squad leader Jeffrey "Joffa" Corfe has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a teenage boy.The 62-year-old was charged with one count of sexual penetration of a child under 16, related to the abuse of a 14-year-old at his then-home in Coburg in Melbourne's north, in 2005.
The top two Republicans in the US Congress have broken their silence about former president Donald Trump's dinner last week with white supremacist Nick Fuentes, saying the Republican Party has no place for anti-Semitism or white supremacy.Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy, who might become Speaker of the US House of Representatives when Republicans take control in January, had not commented previously on the November 22 meeting.
Australian parents would face criminal consequences for smacking their children if the country adopted a United Nations push to outlaw corporal punishment.The United Nations Committee Against Torture has directed Australia to put an outright ban on corporal punishment, extending from the school gate into the home.
A Victorian Liberal leadership hopeful has pulled out from the contest and thrown their support behind another contender.Long-standing Warrandyte MP Ryan Smith decided to withdraw his candidacy to replace Matthew Guy as opposition leader following Saturday's crushing election loss.
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes has been convicted of seditious conspiracy for a violent plot to overturn Democrat Joe Biden's presidential win, handing the US Justice Department a major victory in its massive prosecution of the January 6, 2021, insurrection.The verdicts against Rhodes and four co-defendants, after three days of deliberations by the jury, came in the highest-profile trial to emerge from the deadly assault on the US Capitol, with other high-profile trials due to begin next mo
Finland leader Sanna Marin believes Nordic countries should develop tighter economic and diplomatic relations with Australia and New Zealand to ease trade and technological dependency on authoritarian states.The 37-year-old prime minister has landed in Auckland on a visit for the trans-Tasman nations this week, meeting with New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern.
An Adelaide teen is lucky to be alive after jumping off a roof during schoolies celebrations. Watch the shocking video.
India has ticked off its part of the free trade agreement with Australia, setting up the agreement to come into force by the start of the new year.Australia's parliament passed the Indian and British free trade agreements last week but they need to pass the respective domestic processes before coming into force.