A Melbourne writer whose book about immigrant life in Australia wins the nation's top prize for fiction with his debut novel, Black Rock White City.
Oscar Pistorius will serve a maximum six years in jail for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp, after a judge throws out a bid by prosecutors to extend his sentence.
The former directors of Storm Financial broke the law by allowing inappropriate financial advice to be given to vulnerable clients, the Federal Court finds.
Air pollution in Singapore rises to the "unhealthy" level as acrid smoke drifts over the island from fires on Indonesia's Sumatra island, the city-state's National Environment Agency says, in a repeat of an annual crisis.
The Diamonds will open their netball Quad Series campaign with a match against South Africa, who coach Lisa Alexander says has "improved markedly".
A team of scientists accidentally made a breakthrough in the treatment of koalas with chlamydia, a disease which effects up to 70 per cent of all koalas.