A federal judge has dismissed New York's attorney general and state tax commissioner as defendants in US President Donald Trump's lawsuit seeking to block a House of Representatives committee from obtaining his New York state tax returns.
A Russian court has charged a distinguished historian with the murder of his partner after he was found in a river with a rucksack containing her severed arms.
A US death-row inmate whose double-murder case was featured in the book Under the Banner of Heaven and who was nearing execution by firing squad has died of natural causes, Utah prison officials say.
The racing industry has stood by its position that it's not practical to rehome every racehorse, at a senate hearing called in the wake of an ABC report.
An educator helping students report harm without fear is Queensland's Australian of the Year.
The NSW government is not shying away from talking about climate change but for now must focus on protecting life during the state's bushfire emergency, Premier Gladys Berejiklian says.
A quarter of a Queensland shire has already been burnt in a ongoing bushfire the mayor says is an "unprecedented disaster".
Residents in bushland areas of Sydney, the Hunter and the Illawarra-Shoalhaven are bracing for "catastrophic" fire danger, with authorities telling them to leave now, before their homes are threatened.
The family of indigenous teen Kumanjayi Walker who was shot dead at the weekend are asking why his Aboriginal police officer uncle was not sent in to negotiate or a Taser used by a policeman instead of a gun.
The mangled metal Thomas Eveans holds aloft looks like a piece of obscure modern art.