Australia's only euthanasia laws are in place but it could take weeks, if not months, for the first person to die under the Victorian scheme and maybe much longer for the public to know.
A strong and shallow earthquake has struck Japan's northwest coast around Niigata prefecture, triggering a small tsunami, shaking buildings and cutting power to around 9000 buildings.
Secret video footage showing workers at a Victorian poultry farm kicking, throwing and abusing hens has prompted an animal cruelty outcry.
Queensland police have denied that an intellectually impaired indigenous boy was held naked for days inside a Brisbane watch house.
Bereaved families will soon learn the names of those believed responsible for the downing of MH17 and the deaths of all 298 people aboard, including 38 Australians.
Four people were injured in a shooting at a rally celebrating the Toronto Raptors' first NBA championship on Monday, resulting in a stampede as fans fled the scene less than a block from where the...
Victorians will no longer need surgery to change gender on their birth certificate, under a proposed new law described by supporters as a step forward for transgender rights.
The world's population is getting older and growing at a slower pace but is still expected to increase from 7.7 billion now to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to the United NationsThe UN Department of...
The number of Australian women experiencing cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks, strokes and death is declining but more younger women are being hospitalised with the condition.
Rideshare drivers are among seven per cent of working Australians finding jobs through the 'gig economy', using more than 100 digital platforms to generate income, new research shows.