National News

Refugee died after UN reps 'upset' partner

An Iranian refugee fatally set himself on fire on Nauru after his partner became frustrated with a conversation with United Nations representatives about their plight, an inquest has heard.

Mum faces court over drowned daughter

Lawyers for the mother of a baby girl whose body washed up on a Gold Coast beach after drowning in the Tweed River have asked for a lengthy adjournment to consider the case.

Victorian officer's head slammed in attack

A police officer's head was repeatedly smashed into concrete in Melbourne when a group of thugs attacked him and a colleague as they tried to arrest a man over an alleged assault.