The defeat of Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore was only the second worst possible result for the Grand Old Party of Lincoln and Reagan. The worst would have been if Moore had won, writes John Barron.
Investors brace for a share market reaction after the Commonwealth Bank admits breaching Australia's money laundering and counter-terrorism regulations, and indicates more charges could be brought against it.
Use of the destructive drug crystal methylamphetamine, or ice, has stabilised according to the latest analysis of the nation's wastewater, while MDMA usage has dropped but prescription drugs remain a problem in regional Australia.
Roy Moore's defeat is a surprise pushback against deeply partisan US politics, writes Washington bureau chief Zoe Daniel. Moderate Republicans found they couldn't stomach the thought of sending a man facing a litany of sexual assault…
Megan Stapleton and Stephanie Dyball will tie the knot in Victoria in what looks likely to be Australia's first same-sex wedding, after successfully applying for a waiver from the one-month waiting period.
Roy Moore, the conservative Republican judge who was backed by Donald Trump but dogged by claims he had behaved inappropriately towards schoolgirls, suffers a shock defeat in a Senate election in the southern state of Alabama.
Scientists unearth fossil bones in New Zealand of what might be the heavyweight champion of the penguin world, a bird 177cm tall that thrived 55 to 60 million years ago, relatively soon after the demise of the dinosaurs.
In the lead-up to the Bennelong by-election, Labor and the Coalition have clashed over the issue of schools funding, with each offering an alternative view of Labor candidate, former NSW premier Kristina Keneally's, record on education…
Their lives are very different — from the red desert to juvenile detention, bustling Beijing to jobless Kenya — but their dreams and anxieties share a common thread. As year 12 results are released, we ask seven students about their…
The President tweeted that US senator Kirsten Gillibrand came to his office "begging for campaign contributions … and would do anything for them", after she called for his resignation over sexual harassment claims.
Mathias Cormann received a $20,000 donation from controversial Chinese businessman Huang Xiangmo last year, but the Liberals say it's not as damaging for them to take the cash as it was for disgraced senator Sam Dastyari.
The Labor senator says he will not return to Parliament next year, amid questions over his links to China, saying that leaving is "the best service I can render to the federal parliamentary Labor Party".
Appearing on Q&A, the Prime Minister says his job is to protect Australia from foreign interference and that "every country is entitled to defend its national interest", while being forced to explain his position on a range of issues at…
An Indian woman who came to Australia to perform domestic duties for a Melbourne couple was allegedly physically assaulted and was not allowed to leave the home while the family went on holidays, a court is told.
When Gerry Wagemans discovered his daughter had been recruited into a Korean cult led by a convicted rapist, he was traumatised. He copes by pretending Camilla is no longer part of his life, but hopes that one day she'll return home.
Ghadban lost both his legs when he was hit by a mortar in Iraq. Now he hopes to be able to walk again, and marry his girlfriend, thanks to the genius of a former Australian refugee camp detainee turned world-leading surgeon.
Embattled senator Sam Dastyari tried to pressure Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek not to meet with a prominent Chinese activist on a visit she made to Hong Kong in January 2015, according to a report in Fairfax Media.
The shadow attorney-general says he hopes Josh Frydenberg "can demonstrate" he is not a dual citizen, but a Labor frontbencher says the party is not pursuing the Energy Minister — whose mother survived the Holocaust — on the issue.
For some people, the impact of the inland rail project on their own properties is a burden worth shouldering. For others, it's sparked acrimony and dissent. The ABC travelled the 1,700km inland rail corridor to hear their hopes, fears and…
Switching between speaking Mandarin and English, Malcolm Turnbull says he will "stand up" for Australians with his tougher foreign interference laws, after Beijing warned his remarks "poisoned" the atmosphere of China-Australia relations.
United States Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says the US will not allow countries to bully Israel, as Friday prayers culminate in clashes erupting across the Muslim world with demonstrators angry about Donald Trump's recognition of…