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Australian Speaker resigns

Speaker Bronwyn Bishop during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra.

Australia's Bronwyn Bishop resigned as Speaker following a string of revelations suggesting abuse of travel entitlements.

Abbott 'must tell Bishop to resign'

Speaker Bronwyn Bishop during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday 5 March 2015. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

He's always been seen as the hard man of politics, but has Tony Abbott finally met his match?

Two quakes shake Queensland

Saturday's quake was the second on in as many days for the area.

A magnitude 5.7 strikes off the Queensland coast, followed by another about an hour later.

Tostee caught in parole bind

Gable Tostee.

Australian man accused of killing NZer Warriena Wright could face conflicting bail conditions when he is released from prison.

Mystery figure key to brutal killing

Prabha Kumar was fatally stabbed in a Sydney park.

No-one saw the horrific death of the Sydney mother. Except the person who stabbed her.

Surfer attacked by shark

A surfer has been attacked at Evans Bay on the northern New South Wales coast.

Man in his 40s in serious but stable condition after attack at Evans Head on northern NSW coast.

Surfer badly hurt in shark attack

One person has been injured in a shark attack in Australia.

A surfer has been attacked by a shark on the northern NSW coast in Australia.

Greste waits as trial verdict delayed

Australian broadcast journalist Peter Greste.

Australian journalist Peter Greste must wait to learn if he will be convicted by an Egyptian court after a retrial on terrorism-related charges was delayed.

Suitcase found near plane debris

The aircraft debris that washed up on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean.

Remnants of a badly damaged suitcase have reportedly been found close to plane debris on Reunion Island.

Queensland hit by 5.3 quake video

There have been reports of tremors between Maryborough and the Sunshine Coast in Australia.

Local says her "whole house was swaying" in 5.3 magnitude quake in south-east Queensland.

Caravan blast deaths 'tore my heart out' video

Kath, River, Nyobi and Charlie Hinder in 2014.

Nyobi and River Hinder were curious children who will be sadly missed, their granddad says.

Accused arrested on the treadmill video

The accused after his arrest on Wednesday.

No longer on the run: Regulars at Fit HQ gym couldn't believe their eyes when police burst in.

Contractor's threat to remove gay bars

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Staff at a Sydney gay bar seeking to update Google Maps were told that Google did not support gay bars.

Russian MH17 veto slammed

Malaysia Airlines planes are seen on the tarmac at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in this March 12, 2014 file photo. The airline is set to terminate at least one-third of its 20,000 workforce in its effort to save the national carrier, local media reported on May 25, 2015.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/Files

NZ joins condemnation over Russia vetoing a bid to prosecute those behind downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Group charged with 503 sex offences

Australian police

Eight men are charged with hundreds of assaults on one teenage girl.

Who pinched the Grinch? video

The grinch statue

The statue of the Grinch is no longer at large, and the pair Australian police say stole it are on a theft charge.

Caravan explosion kills family video

A fire burns after a fatal explosion in the Mt Isa suburb of Mornington.

In a community so used to the sound of explosions, this was something tragically different.

Thirteen new spider species discovered

A new species of peacock spider found at Carnarvon Station in Queensland, on a previous Bush Blitz survey.

Thirteen new species of spider have been discovered on Queensland's Cape York peninsula.

Amy's boob-job nightmare video

Amy Rickhuss suffered a cardiac arrest during cosmetic surgery.

She went in for routine cosmetic surgery and ended up being rushed to another hospital in a dire emergency - her heart had stopped.

Caravan explosion kills 3 video

Police have confirmed three people are dead after a gas explosion in a caravan in Queensland, Australia.

Prisoner star charged

Maggie Kirkpatrick as Joan Ferguson, aka 'The Freak', in the Australian TV show Prisoner.

Maggie Kirkpatrick, star of Australian TV soap opera Prisoner, has been charged with child sex offences.

Bones unlikely to be McCann's

Madeleine McCann, 3, was abducted in Portugal in May 2007.

Speculation over remains of a child found dumped in a suitcase in South Australia are those of Madeleine McCann.

Jail for sex with boy, 12

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An Australian mother of three who gave birth to a child fathered by a 12-year-old boy has been jailed for six years.

Paraglider crashes into carpark video

A motorised paraglider has crashed at a busy country hunting competition.

A motorised paraglider pilot who crashed into a carpark in Queensland has escaped injury.

Nurse faces terror charges video

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Adam Brookman, the first Australian man to return from IS-controlled territory, faces years behind bars.

Suitcase child's ID still a mystery

quilt found with child's body in Wynarka, South Australia

A patchwork quilt may help identify a little girl whose remains were found dumped in a suitcase.

Family's pain over slain daughter

Keeli Dutton was the victim of a domestic violence murder.

An Australian father turned on the news in late 2013 to hear his daughter had been murdered. "I knew it was her."

Daughter watches shark kill father

A recreational scallop diver has been killed by what is understood to be a great white shark at Lachlan Point off Maria Island, Tasmania.

Diving trip turns to tragedy in Tasmania.

Diver killed by shark video

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Red yellow red 3-6m male shark at Edwards Island on 16 March 2012.

Locals horrified after Tasmanian scallop diver is killed by a shark in front of his daughter, in a "rare" attack.

Baby's horror death

The street where the baby was found dead.

A girl and her father returned home to the horror scene of a mother standing over the body of a six-week-old baby.

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