National News

Strong quake in China's Xinjiang region

A strong earthquake has damaged buildings and injured at least one person seriously in a rural part of China's far west Xinjiang region, the government says.

Higgins bows out as NT opposition leader

As the only option to take over as the Northern Territory's new opposition leader, Lia Finocchiaro has already moved to reassure public servants their jobs would be safe if the Country Liberals won government.

Gunman kills two Hawaii police officers

Two Hawaii police officers have been fatally shot by a man who authorities believe later died in his home after he set it on fire in a quiet neighbourhood not far from Oahu's busy Waikiki Beach, officials and local media say.

Business rallies for Vic fire-hit regions

More than 100 businesses and sporting bodies such as the AFL will hold meetings, events and conferences in Victoria's bushfire-ravaged regions to support local communities.

NDIS review targets wait times, red tape

Disability advocates say the government must act urgently on waiting times and bureaucracy, following an independent review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.