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Selfie warning: you are risking your life at Top End crocodile hot spot

People taking selfies next to crocodiles at a Top End nature park have been warned - you are at risk of being attacked.

Funeral held for Mackay girl 42 years after disappearance

A funeral is held in Queensland's north for 14-year-old Marilyn Wallman, the victim of the state's longest-running child abduction case.

Karmichael Hunt denies having a drug problem amid cocaine possession charges

Karmichael Hunt admits to not having a "perfect past" but maintains he does not have a drug problem.

Glover prize: Winning landscape uses ash from Dunalley bushfire

An artwork using ash from the 2013 Dunalley bushfires has won this year's Glover art prize, the country's richest landscape award.

Woman who suffered years of abuse avoids jail for killing partner

Jessica Silva, who stabbed and killed her abusive former partner in Sydney in 2012, is given a two-year suspended sentence over his manslaughter.

Cyclists ride in memory of man killed in Melbourne car-dooring accident

Hundreds of cyclists ride along Sydney Road, in Melbourne's inner north, in memory of Alberto Paulon who died while cycling on the busy road last week.

Harrison Ford injured in Los Angeles plane crash

Actor Harrison Ford is "battered, but OK" after crashing his WWII-era plane on a Los Angeles golf course, his son says.

Most Australians have witnessed or experienced homophobia in sport: study

A least 80 per cent of Australians have witnessed or experienced homophobia in sport, a study finds.

Nauru police charge 174 refugees for 'unlawful' protests

Nauru police say they have released all 183 refugees who were arrested in connection to mass protests this week, with the majority charged with "unlawful assembly".

Groom of 12yo 'child bride' jailed for at least seven and a half years

A man who married a 12-year-old girl in an Islamic ceremony in New South Wales is jailed for at least seven and a half years.

Former Knox headmaster admits he failed to protect survivors

On the final day of evidence, the former headmaster of prestigious Sydney boys' school Knox Grammar tells a royal commission he failed to protect the welfare of abuse survivors.

Executions on hold until legal avenues cleared: Indonesian A-G

The executions of death-row prisoners Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are put on hold until all legal processes are cleared, as protesters call for the pair to be put to death "as soon as possible".