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Threats to NT policeman after shooting

Social media posts that named and published an image of the police officer involved in Saturday's shooting death of Kumunjayi Walker, 19, in the Indigenous community of Yuendumu are being taken down by Facebook.

NSW fire threat remains as winds change

Firefighters dealt with hundreds of new fires as NSW endured "catastrophic" conditions on Tuesday but authorities have warned the threat is not over as a southerly wind change sweeps across the state.

Air quality sinks to severe in New Delhi

A thick haze of polluted air hangs over India's capital as authorities try to tackle the problem by sprinkling water to settle dust and banning some construction.

Aust professor in Taliban prisoner swap

Afghanistan will release two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group in exchange for Australian professor Timothy Weeks and American colleague Kevin King, who were kidnapped in 2016.

'Big stick' energy bill passes upper house

New laws to hold energy companies to account have passed parliament's upper house, despite the Greens arguing the legislation prolongs the life of coal-fired power.

Grateful Fifita's costly Bali lesson

Brisbane have all but confirmed David Fifita paid to secure his release from a Bali police cell following accusations he'd assaulted a nightclub security guard.

Latest: Bushfire emergencies in NSW, Qld

The latest on the NSW and Queensland bushfiresNSW:* Emergency warnings issued for 11 fires across NSW on Tuesday afternoon* 80 fires burning, with about 30 out of control and eight at "watch and act" level* Winds gusting up to 80km/h forecast from midday across NSW will exacerbate already hot, dry...

Barnaby's Greens fire talk 'unhelpful': PM

Scott Morrison has labelled Barnaby Joyce's comments "unhelpful" after the Nationals backbencher suggested two people who died in NSW bushfires "most likely" voted for the Greens.