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Qld hiker crawls to safety with broken leg

A bushwalker who plunged six metres down a Queensland waterfall and fractured his leg was forced to crawl for two days to survive after his phone fell in a creek.

Cancer treatment may be cut to two weeks

Advanced radiotherapy technology could cut prostate cancer treatment time from two months to two weeks, safely delivering curative treatment for some patients, new research suggests.

Welfare agency backs facial database

The government department responsible for Australia's welfare agency has thrown its support behind a national facial verification database.

Iran rules out talks with US

Iran's supreme leader has ruled out talks with Washington after President Donald Trump blamed Tehran for an attack on Saudi oil facilities that knocked out half the kingdom's output.

Trump says he does not want Mideast war

US President Donald Trump says it looks like Iran is behind attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia but he's stressed he doesn't want to go to war, as the attacks sent oil prices soaring and raised fears of a new Middle East conflict.