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Australia urged to boost northern defences

Australia is being urged to stockpile munitions and redirect military resources from the Middle East to guard against rising Chinese strength.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Driverless bus to hit road on Qld island

Queensland's first driverless bus will hit the road on an island off Brisbane later this year at a sedate 20km/h.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Obama's basketball tee sells for $US120k

A high school basketball jersey that once belonged to former president Barack Obama has sold at an auction in Dallas to an anonymous buyer for $US120,000 ($A177,000).Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Iceland holds funeral for lost glacier

Icelandic officials, activists and others have said goodbye to what once was a glacier, with poetry, moments of silence and political speeches about the urgent need to fight climate change.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Elderly man dies after Rockhampton hit-run

An elderly man has died after a hit-and-run accident outside of a hotel in central Queensland.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Qld baby boy critical, father charged

A newborn Queensland baby is fighting for life after allegedly being assaulted by his father.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Armed man dies after shot by NSW police

A man who allegedly pulled a gun on police officers has died after he was shot in the leg at a home in northern Sydney.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Woman wanted after Qld siege

A woman is wanted for questioning over her involvement in an armed robbery and carjacking that led to a three-hour siege between Queensland police and a man in a Gold Coast bowser.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document,...

Search for missing swimmer in NSW a hoax

A man is being sought by police after he allegedly falsely reported that a swimmer had gone missing off the NSW south coast, prompting a large-scale search operation.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

NZ man behind bars over Aust surfer death

A man accused of shooting dead Australian surfer and tourist Sean McKinnon has been remanded in custody in a New Zealand court.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));