Fires still roar across Vic's southwest

The true scale of destruction left by fires blazing across rural southwest Victoria is yet to be determined, but several homes and thousands of livestock are already lost.

Heinz kids snack claim misleading: judge

Food giant Heinz misled consumers by claiming one of its snack ranges, marketed for toddlers, was beneficial for young children, the Federal Court has ruled.

Man to be extradited to Qld over fire

A man who was allegedly spotted running away from a fire he is thought to have lit in central Queensland will be extradited after he was arrested in northern NSW.

Putin claims victory in Russian election

Vladimir Putin has rolled to a crushing re-election victory for six more years as Russia's president, and he told cheering supporters in a triumphant but brief speech that "we are bound for success".

Power still an issue after NT cyclone

Around 14,000 homes are still without power after Cyclone Marcus ripped through the Top End over the weekend, Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner says.

Qld major drug operation nets 31 people

More than 30 people have been charged after Queensland police cracked a major drug operation seizing 4.5 kilograms of cannabis, quantities of the drug ice, $83,000 in cash and weapons including rifles, knuckle dusters, flick...