Head-on crash in NSW kills two: police

Two people are dead and three have been injured in a head-on collision in the south of NSW.Police say the crash at Ando, near Bombala, happened at about 2.25pm on Wednesday.Two people, as yet unidentified, have died at the scene while ambulance authorities say three have been taken to hospitals...

NZ to pay record sum over wrong conviction

New Zealand's government has agreed to pay a record amount to a 41-year-old man who spent more than 20 years in prison for a rape and murder he did not commit.The government said it would pay Teina Pora $NZ2.5 million ($A2.38 million) and also issued him a formal apology.An independent...

High Court rejects Chardon appeal bid

A Gold Coast man jailed for sexually assaulting a teenage girl in the late 1990s has failed in a bid to have his case reviewed by the High Court.John William Chardon, whose wife Novy has been missing since 2013, sought special leave to appeal to the country's highest court after...

WA drug worker admits selling substances

A woman has admitted possessing and supplying illegal drugs while she worked for a Perth organisation that aims to help substance abusers.Former West Australian Substance Users Association board member Elizabeth Mary Dear was initially charged with 57 drug-related offences, including 47 counts of offering to sell or supply a prohibited...

Fake cancer sufferer calls cops on media

Disgraced wellness blogger Belle Gibson called police to her Melbourne home upset that media had set up outside.It comes a week after Ms Gibson and her lawyers failed to attend a case management hearing at the Federal Court after legal action was filed against her by Victoria's consumer affairs watchdog.She...

Channel 9 targeted by protesters

Supporters of an Australian man jailed over the botched 60 Minutes child abduction will protest outside three Nine Network studios this weekend.Adam Whittington's friends and relatives, including his parents, will rally for two days outside the broadcaster's studios in Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide.They will ramp up calls for Nine to...

Stocco fugitives plead guilty to murder

A father and son who sparked a major manhunt across two states have pleaded guilty to murder in a country NSW court.Fugitives Gino Stocco and his son Mark Stocco were taken into custody last October and charged with a string of offences including shooting with intent to murder, after they...

Ex-cops Rogerson, McNamara murdered Gao

Three men walked into a Sydney shed to deal three kilograms of ice, but only two crooked ex-cops exited.Left dead inside the storage unit before being dumped at sea was 20-year-old Jamie Gao, a student with Triad connections who had become mixed up with notorious former detectives Roger Rogerson and...

Perth man admits to 1990s sexual assaults

A 43-year-old man has admitted breaking into an 18-year-old woman's Perth home and raping her at knife point almost 20 years ago.Darren Robert Atkinson pleaded guilty to a string of charges in the Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday including aggravated sexual penetration, deprivation of liberty and aggravated burglary.He broke into...

Wei Li appeals SA jail sentence

An Adelaide law student convicted of bashing and strangling his abusive mother has launched another bid to appeal his sentence.Wei Li, 23, was jailed for nine years after being found guilty by a Supreme Court jury of the manslaughter of 41-year-old Emma Tien at the family's Burnside home in 2011.Li's...