National News

Taliban attack on Afghan base kills 100

A Taliban attack in central Afghanistan has killed scores of security personnel, with some estimates putting the death toll at more than 100, amid government silence about one of the most deadly insurgent attacks in months.

NSW Greens MDMA confession 'reckless'

The NSW health minister has described Greens MP Cate Faehrmann's admission she has taken MDMA as "reckless at best," revealing that four of the five recent NSW festival deaths were linked directly to the substance.

Cronulla hunt next coach as Flanagan quits

Cronulla face a hasty process to settle on a new coach before the NRL season, with interim John Morris no certainty to take over following Shane Flanagan's resignation on Monday.

Time is right for Patterson's Test debut

Kurtis Patterson feels the time is right for him to be picked for Australia after three centuries in eight days convinced selectors he could be the answer to the Test team's batting woes.

Street vigil planned for Aiia Maasarwe

Another vigil is planned for murdered international student Aiia Maasarwe, with people to line up along the Melbourne thoroughfare that would have been her walk home.

Colombians march after deadly car bomb

White flags and balloons filled streets nationwide as thousands of Colombians marched to express outrage at violence after a car bomb blamed by the government on ELN rebels killed 20 police cadets and injured dozens.

Hard terrain slows rescue of Spanish boy

Rescuers in southern Spain say the frantic effort to reach a two-year-old boy who fell into a narrow, deep borehole seven days ago has again been slowed by difficult terrain.