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No.6 shift won't change Ponga's NRL game

Kalyn Ponga's game won't change with the No.6 on his back, with Newcastle coach Nathan Brown confident he'll get the same attacking dynamo at five-eighth.

North Macedonia takes its seat at NATO

North Macedonia's defence minister, Radmila Sekerinska, says she's filled with pride as her country takes a seat at NATO's table for the first time.

Woman charged with lighting NSW bushfire

A woman has been charged with lighting a fire that destroyed homes in northern NSW as residents continue to battle multiple erratic bushfires into the night.

Stoush over new casual worker legislation

A split has erupted between Australia's peak body for unions and the coalition government over legislation designed to allow more casual workers to convert to permanent.

Disease risk grows after Qld floods

One woman has died and nine people remain seriously ill after receding floodwaters following Queensland's once-in-a-century monsoonal deluge exposed people in Townsville to disease.

Sleep boosts immune system, study says

A good night's sleep really can be the best medicine.Scientists have discovered that sleep improves the ability of immune cells to hit their targets and fight off infection.