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Stillbirths higher than road toll: Labor

Federal Labor is concerned the stillbirth death rate is higher than the national road toll, but is glad to see the Morrison government is taking the recommendations of a recent parliamentary inquiry into the issue on board.

West blamed for Hong Kong unrest

Chinese official media have blamed meddling by Western governments for unrest in Hong Kong amid an escalating spat between China and the UK over protests in the former British colony.

Farm-invading activists face new penalties

Extreme vegan activists who incite destructive farm invasions could face up to five years in prison, under tough new penalties being pushed by the Morrison government.

Guide to the Qld Origin III team

HOW QUEENSLAND SHAPE UP FOR ORIGIN IIIFullback - Cameron Munster (age 24)Origins: 6Origin tries: 0A frustrated fullback despite playing his entire Origin career in the halves, the Melbourne star finally gets the chance to shine at No.1 in the decider after replacing injured X-factor Kalyn Ponga.

Arctic mission will trap scientists in ice

A team of climate change scientists from 17 nations is preparing for an expedition to the Arctic, where they will anchor their vessel to a large piece of sea ice and allow the water to freeze around them.

Fire destroys barrels of Jim Beam bourbon

A fire has destroyed a massive Jim Beam warehouse filled with about 45,000 barrels of bourbon, sending flames shooting into the night sky and generating so much heat that fire truck lights melted, authorities say.