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Trump warns allies, unveils space defence

US President Donald Trump has issued stark warnings to allies and adversaries while unveiling a new missile defence plan, partly built in space, aimed at destroying "any missile launched against the United States anywhere, anytime, any place".

Reef report rejects impropriety claims: PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says a report that identified shortcomings with how a $444 million grant was handed to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has proven ministers did not act improperly.

US troops among the dead in Syria blast

A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State has killed two US troops and two civilians working for the US military in northern Syria, weeks after President Donald Trump said the group had been defeated there and that he would pull out all American forces.

TV host's ex-partner made fake 'rape kit'

TV personality Deborah Hutton's former partner, who created a rape kit to help stage a burglary, has been convicted and ordered by a Sydney court to pay more than $13,000 in police investigation costs.

Australia safe on trade after Brexit: PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison insists Australia's trade relationships with Britain and the European Union are in safe hands after Brexit plans plunged into chaos in the UK parliament.

Airline staff face drug smuggling charges

Two international airline staff allegedly imported high-grade heroin and ice into Sydney and Melbourne as part of a major trafficking ring authorities say has been operating for years.

May's Brexit deal crushed in parliament

British MPs have defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin, triggering political chaos that could lead to a disorderly exit from the EU or even to a reversal of the 2016 decision to leave.