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'Scarily calm' man in Newcastle stand-off (AAP)

A man wanted over a stabbing attack on three men at a Sydney gym and the robbery of two petrol stations is refusing to come down from a Newcastle roof.

NSW boy, 3, fatally run over in driveway (AAP)

A three-year-old boy has died in hospital after being accidentally run over by a car driven by a 41-year-old man.

Dramatic scenes at Sydney Airport as police arrest, charge brother of murdered crime kingpin (Yahoo7 News)

There were dramatic scenes at Sydney Airport on Monday night as police arrested the brother of murdered crime kingpin, Wally Ahmad.

Vic police to look into Nardella scandal (AAP)

Police have confirmed an investigator has been assigned to look into whether there is a case against former deputy speaker Don Nardella.

Sydney schoolboy charged with sex assault (AAP)

A 15-year-old Sydney schoolboy has been charged with sexually assaulting a girl of the same age earlier this month.

Terror threat won't go away as IS declines (AAP)

As the fight against Islamic State militants ramps up in west Mosul ASIO's boss has warned the organisation's decline won't spell the end of violent extremism.

Australia Post outsmarts carjacker after driver's van stolen on first day (Yahoo7 News)

Australia Post has outsmarted a car thief, who stole a postal vehicle, by cutting the van?s engine remotely in Melbourne.

Reasons for Rayney murder suspicion (AAP)

A detective involved in the investigation into Corryn Rayney's murder says there were several reasons to suspect her husband of the crime.

Chinese premier to spruik Silk Road plan (AAP)

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will arrive in Australia on Wednesday night before bilateral talks with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

WA boys accused of sex abuse not at school (AAP)

Two WA boys are no longer attending school after being accused of sexually assaulting a nine-year-old boy.

Sydney storm cuts power, delays flights (AAP)

Sydney, Wollongong and Katoomba have been hit by severe storms which have cut power for hundreds of residents and delayed flights for travellers.

One Nation rejects welfare cuts bill (AAP)

Pauline Hanson has vowed to vote against the government's so-called omnibus bill, which funds an overhaul of childcare subsidies by slashing family payments.

'Gay panic' defence thrown out in Qld (AAP)

The so-called gay panic partial defence for murder has been thrown out in Queensland as part of a raft of changes to the state's criminal code.

Don Dale teens win $53k from NT govt (AAP)

The NT government will pay $53,000 to four teens who were tear-gassed and spit-hooded at the Don Dale detention centre after it partially lost a civil lawsuit.

Doctor kept quiet on birth concerns: court (AAP)

An inquest into a baby's death at Queensland hospital has heard a doctor did not share her concerns about the birth because she did not want to "look silly".

NT guard made tear-gassing 'scapegoat' (AAP)

A former NT youth prison guard who was working when boys were tear-gassed and shackled at Don Dale Detention Centre said he was used as a scapegoat.

Rex propeller found in Sydney bushland (AAP)

A propeller which sheared off a Regional Express flight four days ago has been found in bushland southwest of Sydney.

Unlicensed armed guard in Bourke St mall (AAP)

Police are investigating after an unlicensed armed security guard strolled between mourners as they lay flowers in the Bourke Street Mall in January.

Mia Davies voted in WA Nationals leader (AAP)

Mia Davies has succeeded Brendon Grylls as leader of the WA Nationals, while Jacqui Boydell has become deputy leader.

Croc dodges Qld rangers after fatal attack (AAP)

Wildlife officers are confident they can catch a crocodile believed to be responsible for the death of a man south of Cairns after it slipped away overnight.

WA mum's death in cop pursuit an accident (AAP)

A WA coroner has recommended a campaign to remind drivers to keep clear of police vehicles at an inquest into the death of a mum killed during a police pursuit.

Jury urged to find Medich guilty of murder (AAP)

The Crown has told jurors at Ron Medich's murder trial that they may find Lucky Gattellari was prepared to do anything for the millionaire property developer.

We've forced Facebook to pay up: Treasurer (AAP)

Treasurer Scott Morrison says the government's tax measures have forced multinationals to abandon their tax avoidance structures.

Sydney and Melbourne top pricey city list (AAP)

Sydney and Melbourne are two of the most expensive cities in the world, a new survey has found, partly due to an appreciation in the Australian dollar.

What are the most expensive cities in 2017 (AAP)

Cities in Australia and New Zealand became relatively more expensive over the past year, according to the latest findings from The Economist Intelligence Unit.

Australians not so happy about economy (AAP)

Consumer confidence has dropped to its lowest level in almost a year following last week's jump in the jobless rate.

Hope lost for student swept off NSW beach (AAP)

A search for a Pakistani student swept off rocks by huge swells at Newcastle's Nobby Beach has been suspended nearly 48 hours since he went missing.

Child abusers stopped from going to church (AAP)

The Anglican Church is managing dozens of child abusers or persons of concern so they can worship in its parishes but some are blocked, an inquiry has heard.

Stocks to watch (AAP)

Stocks of interest on the Australian share market

WA Labor tweaks cabinet over 'conflict' (AAP)

Newly sworn-in WA government minister Peter Tinley has lost the mines and petroleum portfolio over a potential or perceived conflict of interest.

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