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Epileptic begins sentence over NSW crash

A woman who killed a mother and her young son when she likely suffered an epileptic fit while driving has begun a minimum 18-month sentence behind bars.

Qld fire, cyclone seasons 'could collide'

Queensland's bushfire and cyclone seasons could collide later this year as the state cops a battering from climate change, the Palaszczuk government has warned.

Indigenous affairs minister to visit UN

The Minister for Indigenous Australians will next week travel to a United Nations meeting in Geneva to spruik the federal government's efforts to close the gap.

Twitter blocks accounts of Cuban media

US social media company Twitter has blocked the accounts of Cuban Communist Party Leader Raul Castro, his daughter Mariela Castro and Cuba's top state-run media outlets, a move the Cuban Union of Journalists denounced as "massive censorship".

Johnson says still hopeful of Brexit deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denied lying to the Queen over the reasons for suspending the British parliament after a court ruled his decision was unlawful and opponents called for lawmakers to be recalled to discuss Brexit.

Weekend heat, wind raise Qld bushfire risk

Queensland's premier has jetted back to her fire-ravaged state with a warning of worsening weather conditions that could plunge the state back into a bushfire crisis.