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Women again overlooked in federal budget

Single mothers on low incomes and older women at risk of homelessness were overlooked in the federal budget, with the coalition spending 30 times more on tax cuts than it did on women's economic security.

Labor shocked at by-election loss

Labor is "shell-shocked" at the "terrible" result of a NSW by-election that saw its primary vote slide backwards and the government retain the marginal seat, NSW opposition leader Jodi McKay says.

Full plane from India lands in Darwin

The second repatriation flight from India has landed in Darwin with 165 Australians on board and they will now spend 14 days in quarantine in the Howard Springs facility.

Federal ALP plays down by-election result

Deputy federal Labor leader Richard Marles has played down what impact the result of the NSW Upper Hunter by-election could have on a federal poll due in the coming year.

Nats ahead in NSW by-election vote count

The Nationals' David Layzell looks set to defy history and hold Upper Hunter for NSW's coalition government, but it may be days before a winner is declared in the crucial by-election.

Israel-Hamas truce takes hold

A truce between Israel and Hamas has taken hold after the worst violence in years, but clashes broke out around the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem where similar scenes had touched off the conflict.

BBC under pressure over Diana interview

The British government has vowed to examine how the BBC was run after a damning inquiry into how the broadcaster got its bombshell 1995 interview with Princess Diana and unprecedented criticism from her son Prince William.