National News

Man charged with shooting death

A man is expected to face court accused of the shooting murder of his partner who was left for dead at a Melbourne hospital.

Ex-Manus detainees to be paid $70m soon

Some of the men who spent years in the Manus Island immigration detention centre are expected to be paid a near six-figure sum as their share of a $70 million compensation settlement.

Hundreds farewell Anita at Perth Motorplex

Anita Board's life was cut tragically short when she was killed during a junior dragster event, but in her eight years she touched the lives of many people at her school and in the racing...

Facts and figures for Queensland election

QUEENSLAND'S STATE ELECTION IN NUMBERS* More than three million Queenslanders enrolled to vote* 453 candidates standing* 93 electorates* Most populated: Clayfield (37,636)* Least populated: Gregory (24,436)* Biggest: Traeger (570,502 square kms)* Smallest: South Brisbane (12...

Black widow killing scheme insurance scam

Police in El Salvador have arrested the alleged ringleader of a "black widow" killing scheme that forced women into arranged marriages and made them collect insurance policies on their husbands.

Human trafficking raids across Africa

Nearly 500 victims of human trafficking have been freed and 40 suspects arrested in an Interpol operation involving raids across Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal.