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Burns back in Aussie Test squad: report

Batsmen Joe Burns, Travis Head and Cameron Bancroft are in the frame for recalls to the Australian team to play Pakistan in the first Test in Brisbane.

Vatican acknowledges Pell appeal bid

The Vatican has again noted George Pell's claim to innocence ahead of a High Court bid to overturn the Catholic cardinal's child sexual abuse convictions.

NT cop charged with murder gets bail

A Northern Territory policeman is out on bail and suspended with pay after being charged with murder over the shooting of 19-year-old Indigenous man Kumanjayi Walker.

Trump whistleblower testimony bid defeated

US House of Representatives Intelligence committee Democrats have defeated a Republican bid to compel testimony in the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump from the whistleblower whose complaint sparked the probe.

Poor, uneven driving quality in Australia

Australia loves its cars, but a new worldwide study has found driving them into cities like Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne is a struggle thanks to road quality and parking costs.

Climate activist Greta hitches Aussie ride

Stranded teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg has embarked on a new expedition across the Atlantic after hitching a ride on a catamaran with an adventurous Australian family.

Harry, Meghan to spend Christmas in US

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie will be spending Christmas in the US and not with the Queen at Sandringham, the PA news agency understands.

Pell given last hope of court redemption

Cardinal George Pell has one last hope of overturning his child sexual abuse convictions after being given the right to argue for an appeal to Australia's highest court.