National News

Gallen reveals huge 2018 Knights offer

Retiring Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen has revealed how close he came to leaving the Shire after being offered twice his salary to make a late-career move to Newcastle.

Nathan Brown leaves Knights immediately

After being accused by Andrew Johns of sabotaging Newcastle's NRL season, Knights boss Philip Gardner has admitted he made mistakes during Nathan Brown's exit from the club.

Recovery of body from NT mine days away

It is not known when the body of worker Craig Butler can be recovered after he was buried alive in a wall collapse at an outback Northern Territory mine last Saturday because the site is too dangerous to enter.

Weight loss won't dent Eels impact: Fergo

Barnstorming Parramatta winger Blake Ferguson says his dramatic weight loss and re-gain due to a post-surgical knee infection won't dent his impact when he returns to the NRL field this weekend.

Qld mum banned from owning pets for life

A Queensland mother of three has been banned from owning a pet after neglecting a two-year-old American bulldog named Bella, who later died at the RSPCA.

Kiwis shocked by worst suicide rate

New Zealanders from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern down, are scrambling to consider why the country has just recorded its worst-ever suicide rate.

G7 to release emergency aid for Amazon

Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations will release more than 20 million euros ($A30 million) of emergency aid to help countries battle wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, French President Emmanuel Macron says.