National News

Westpac 'unreservedly' sorry for scandal

Westpac says it will update investors "in coming days" over how its money laundering and child-exploitation scandal occurred and what it is doing to make sure it never happens again.

Colombia's protests turn violent in Bogota

Protests in the Colombian capital Bogota turned violent on Thursday, as people across the country took part in mostly peaceful rallies against liberal economic policies and armed conflict.

Migrants found in truck on Ireland ferry

The crew of a passenger ferry travelling to Ireland from France discovered 16 middle eastern migrants stowed aboard in a sealed truck trailer, Irish police say.

Six states face dire bushfire conditions

All six Australian states are simultaneously on high fire alert as extreme weather stokes dangerous conditions across the country:NEW SOUTH WALES* Six lives and 612 houses destroyed this bushfire season.