Ecuador's highest court has authorised same-sex marriage in a landmark case seeking to expand LGBT rights in the small South American nation.
A young boy who was plucked from the ocean in a critical condition after a boat capsized off Queensland's Sunshine Coast has been released from hospital.
Eating red and processed meat increases the risk of an earlier death, experts have warned, as they urged people to switch to fish and vegetables.
Five people, including the alleged gunman, have been detained over the shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz, the chief prosecutor in the Dominican Republic says.
Foreign Minister Marise Payne has urged protesters and Hong Kong authorities to avoid further violence amid concerns over new extradition laws that have sparked a civilian uprising.
A cash-strapped nephew of a wealthy Queensland man was agitated amid a money-fuelled family row two days before his uncle disappeared 20 years ago, a court had been told.
A 10-minute flight from a Melbourne CBD rooftop to the airport 19 kilometres away for less than $90 could be a reality sooner than the long-awaited train line.
A specialist police rapid response unit will be established to combat violent incidents such as terrorist attacks in South Australia.
Queensland bush champion Fab's Cowboy will get a big money chance to regain his title as the winner of the most Australian races for the season.
Opponents of Queensland's gas royalty hike have labelled the move a kick in the guts for the resources sector, but Treasurer Jackie Trad says it's time for the industry to pay more.