Four dead in five hours on NSW roads

An 18-year-old man died after his car hit a tree and burst into flames near Cootamundra in the NSW Riverina, one of four people killed on the state's roads in just five hours.

Trump defies NRA on gun age limits

The US should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump has declared, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid America's public reckoning over gun violence.

Thompson at home pushing for Tigers spot

One final trial match stands between Corey Thompson and an unlikely journey from homesickness in the English Super League to a starting spot in the Wests Tigers' NRL back line.

Joko pays for gifted Metallica album

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, an avowed heavy metal fan, has paid $US800 ($A1,120) to own a Metallica album given to him by the Danish prime minister last year.

Thurston renews 25-year Smith rivalry

Twenty-five years after they first locked eyes on a football field, Johnathan Thurston will again stare down Cameron Smith in Friday night's blockbuster NRL trial at Suncorp Stadium.