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Sept 11 still resonates in US 18 years on

People who were too young on September 11 to even remember their lost loved ones, and others for whom the grief is still raw, have paid tribute with wreaths and the solemn roll call of the dead as America marked the 18th anniversary of the worst terror attack on US...

Firies get upper hand in Qld ahead of risk

Thousands of people forced to flee their Sunshine Coast homes to escape a dangerous bushfire have returned to their neighbourhoods relieved to find them still standing.

Kiwi critics say drug tests unhelpful

New Zealand advocates have issued a blunt warning for the Australian government as they push ahead with legislation that would introduce drug testing for welfare recipients.

Parliament petition to help Biloela family

Residents in the tiny central Queensland town of Biloela fluctuate between feeling rage, despair and hope as they lobby for the release of a Tamil family facing deportation.

Focus on rehab before drug tests: experts

Experts have cautioned federal politicians against drug-testing welfare recipients, arguing half of the people currently seeking treatment can't get access.

The US has issued warnings over vaping

US health officials are investigating what might be causing hundreds of serious breathing illnesses in people who use e-cigarettes and other vaping devices.