National News

Attack on US Embassy in Baghdad injures 1

A senior US commander says mortars were used in an attack on the American embassy in Baghdad that injured one person and caused some material damage the previous night, not katyusha rockets as was initially reported by staffers and a statement from the military.

NRL's latest off-field summer of woe

NRL'S LATEST OFF-FIELD SUMMER OF WOE* October 13, 2019: Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Melbourne Storm)Served a three-game ban - all at Test level - and hit with a suspended $15,000 fine for his role in a violent brawl outside Bali nightclub La Favela.

Grenfell tower fire inquiry resumes

Firms involved in the refurbishment of London's Grenfell Tower have expressed "no trace of responsibility" for the deadly fire there in 2017 despite experts saying the work failed to comply with building regulations, an inquiry has heard.

Iraq unrest persists, two dead

Unidentified gunmen have shot dead two protesters in the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya after security forces began a crackdown on months-long demonstrations against the country's largely Iran-backed ruling elite.

China extends holiday as virus toll rises

The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China has risen to 81 as the government extended the Lunar New Year holiday and more big businesses shut down or told staff to work from home in an effort to curb the spread.

Iranian plane crash lands, passengers safe

An Iranian passenger airliner carrying some 150 passengers has skidded off the runway and into a street next to the airport in the southern city of Mahshahr, after apparently losing its landing gear in a hard landing.

Kobe Bryant dies in chopper crash

Air crash investigators are expected to arrive in California to take the lead on the investigation into the cause of the helicopter crash that killed basketball star Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people.

Tributes pour in for NBA great Kobe Bryant

NBA legend Kobe Bryant's sudden death has triggered an outpouring from around the sports world and beyond, remembering his skill and will and the indelible imprint he left on millions of admirers.

Raiders' Scott accused of punching cop

The NRL's off-season woes have worsened after Canberra recruit Curtis Scott allegedly kicked and punched a police officer while being arrested.

Kobe inspired Australia's young NBA stars

In early 2014 Dante Exum was 18, had just graduated from his Canberra high school and was living a surreal life preparing for the NBA Draft on courts south of Los Angeles.