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Govt pledges $109m in women's policies

Australians will be able to split up their paid parental leave for the first time under a swag of changes aimed at improving women's financial security.

Teen due for surgery after NT shark attack

A teenager who suffered serious injuries after being attacked by a shark while spearfishing off the Northern Territory coast was due to have further surgery overnight as medical staff work to save hi arm.

Close to 1000 still missing in US fires

Emergency services are sifting through the charred wreckage of California's deadliest ever wildfire, searching for signs of nearly 1000 people believed still missing as crews made progress in bringing the blaze under control.

McGuire leaves Broncos for Cowboys

North Queensland will head into the 2019 NRL season with arguably the strongest forward pack in the competition after signing Australian lock Josh McGuire to a four-year deal.

Escalating China-US spat frustrating: PM

Australia shares the frustrations of other countries that China and the United States can't resolve their differences over trade, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.