National News

Indonesia to outlaw sex outside marriage

Indonesia is poised to pass a new penal code that criminalises consensual sex outside marriage and introduces stiff penalties for insulting the president's dignity.

Tamil family court fight to stay continues

A Tamil family will remain in legal limbo on Christmas Island for the foreseeable future, with their deportation case now hinging on an upcoming court battle, possibly months away.

Alleged Qld arsonist's 'stupid behaviour'

A suspected arsonist who police say rammed a patrol car, forcing officers to open fire on him in Queensland's north, is now helping with their investigations.

Qld govt introduces protest crackdown bill

Protesters who use devices known as the "Sleeping Dragon" or the "Dragon's Den" to attach themselves to Queensland roads and train tracks could soon be breaking the law.

Bulldogs extend Marshall-King until 2021

Canterbury will have at least one dummy-half on their books for the next two years after re-signing Jeremy Marshall-King until the end of the 2021 season.

Bombing in Afghanistan kills at least 20

A powerful suicide truck bombing outside a hospital in the capital of southern Zabul province has killed at least 20 and injured as many as 90 others, an Afghan official...