Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has defeated Peter Dutton 48-35 in a leadership ballot in the Liberal party room.
Australia's business community is furious the National Energy Guarantee has been effectively dumped, along with a pledge to legislate a cut to emissions in the electricity sector.
At least 10 people have been killed in southern Italy when the level of a raging white-water creek in a deep mountain gorge swelled suddenly after heavy rainfall upstream, officials said.
Parramatta have denied fresh claims they have been cheating the NRL salary cap by providing free or discounted rental properties to their players.
Pope Francis has vowed that "no effort must be spared" to root out priestly sex abuse and cover-up from the Catholic Church, but gave no indication that he would take action to sanction complicit bishops or end the Vatican culture of secrecy that has allowed the crisis to fester.
A woman trying to protect her dog has been killed by an alligator which pulled her into a lagoon at a private US resort, authorities say.
South Sydney skipper Greg Inglis has given his unequivocal backing to coach Anthony Seibold, declaring he doesn't play mind games.
Australian youth will be able to help prevent their peers take their lives with world-first guidelines about how to safely talk about suicide online at their fingertips.
Firefighters are working throughout the night to contain dozens of out-of-control bushfires across NSW before strong winds return to fan the blazes.
Malcolm Turnbull has caved in to rebels in coalition ranks and retreated from plans to legislate climate change targets pledged by Australia under the Paris agreement.