National News

Daley hits back at Freddie's Origin swipe

NSW coach Laurie Daley has hit back at Blues legend Brad Fittler's claims this year's team lack the killer instinct to put Queensland to the sword and win the State of Origin series.

Eels out to end nine-year finals drought

Parramatta have identified their upcoming two-week block against Canterbury and Melbourne as crucial to finally ending the NRL's current longest finals drought.

May 'concerned' towers fail safety tests

It is "concerning" that all the tower blocks tested for combustible building materials after a devastating fire in west London have failed, a spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May says.

Colombia tourist boat sinks, 31 missing

A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend has capsized on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 28 missing.

Aussie coal better for reef: Frydenberg

A new report has put the value of the Great Barrier Reef at more than twice that of Adani's new mega coal mine in Queensland - a project opponents say will help sign the reef's death warrant.

Gay pride marchers in US protest Trump

Tens of thousands of people waving rainbow flags have lined US streets for gay pride parades in coast-to-coast events that took both celebratory and political tones, in a reaction to what some see as new threats to gay rights in the Trump era.

Fuel truck explodes in Pakistan, 153 dead

Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers to gather the oil.