Tas plane crash victim identified

The pilot who died when her small plane crashed in rugged Tasmanian wilderness has been identified as 30-year-old Nikita Walker.

Trump told not to meddle in French affairs

US President Donald Trump should not meddle in French affairs, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says after Trump criticised France in two tweets following riots in Paris.

Teen clocked at 220km/h in NSW: police

A teenage learner driver has been charged after he was allegedly caught speeding more than 110km/h over the speed limit on the NSW mid north coast.

Tasmania police to question siege pair

Tasmanian police are preparing to question two people involved in a 16-hour siege at a Launceston home that ended when armed officers stormed the property.

Body found in Melbourne's Yarra river

A man's body has been found in Melbourne's Yarra River.The body, yet to be identified, was found about 9am on Sunday under a ferry ramp on Southbank, police told AAP.

Qld bushfires recovery boss named

The man who led the recovery efforts after Cyclone Yasi has been put in charge of coordinating the response to Queensland's bushfire emergency.