North Korea accused of crimes against humanity; plane hijacked by co-pilot; man charged with wife's murder.
World leaders are being urged to act after the United Nations accused North Korea of genocide.
A UN report released overnight by retired Australian High Court Justice Michael Kirby claims the country's security chiefs have ordered systematic torture, starvation and mass killings in Labour camps, similar to crimes committed by the Nazis during World War II.
The UN says those responsible should face an international criminal court and says world leaders have no excuse, not to act.
A Sydney man will face court today charged with murdering his wife.
Sunrise correspondent Sophie Hull is at the crime scene in Bankstown.
Sophie, the man turned himself in to police?
Nat, that's right.
It was just after 8.
30 last night when police were called to this Meredith Street unit.
They found a woman there with severe head injuries.
She was taken and later died as a result of those injuries.
Now, 57-year-old man, her husband, will face Bankstown court today, charged with murder.
Of course, it was just yesterday that we were reporting on the incident of a 23-year-old woman allegedly killed by her step-father in Logan, south of Brisbane and there has been a spate of violent deaths reported in the media, lately of people who have died either at the hands of somebody known to them or in their own home.
On average, one Australian woman dice every week as a result of domestic violence, it is just tragic that another woman has lost her life in an incident that appears to be of that nature, Nat.
It sure is, thank you, Soph.
New laws will be introduced into Victoria's Parliament today aimed at making it almost impossible for mass killer Julian Knight to ever get parole.
Sunrise correspondent Nick Etchells is covering the story.
Good morning, Nick.
Nick, this legislation will apply to Julian Knight only?
Well, we are yet to see the full scope of this legislation, given that it hasn't gone before parliament.
Certainly the part of the legislation which has been leaked ahead of time, is specific to Julian night.
The government wants to make sure that she is not released in his lifetime when he is in a state to do more harm.
It was back in 1987, 26 people were shot.
He is now 45 years of age and has never shown any remorse.
This legislation would say- he is up for parole, by the way in May.
This legislation, if tabled today would come into effective before then and it will say that he cannot be released from gaol until he is either on his death bed or too I am firm to pose a problem.
It could be that he spends the rest of his natural life behind bars, Nat.
Thank you for the update, Nick.
Authorities say they hold grave fears for two fishermen missing off Cape Jervis in South Australia.
Sunrise correspondent Amanda Bachmann joins me now.
Good morning, Amanda.
How long have the men been missing?
you for the update, Nick.
These two fellows went fishing on Sunday morning.
They left here, Cape Jervis, about 2 hours south of Adelaide, around 10.
Their families say they were well prepared for such a trip.
They had all the emergency equipment that was needed.
But when they didn't return home by dinner time, their families raised the alarm.
That sparked an all day search involving police boats, local boats as well as helicopters and a chopper.
- helicopters and an aeroplane and during that search, late in October the afternoon, they managed to find some things from a boat.
They found a fuel tank.
They found a boat fender and also some other material floating in the water.
Unfortunately, they have had no sign of these two men.
So the search will continue today at first light.
It will be concentrated around that vicinity which was about 12km northwest off the coast.
OK, good luck to them out there.
Amanda, thank you.
Former MP Craig Thomson is set to learn his fate today over his alleged misuse of union credit cards.
A magistrate is expected to hand down the verdict on Thomson's dishonesty charges in Melbourne this morning.
The 49-year-old is accused of using his Health Services Union credit card to pay for escorts and other personal expenses.
Five Japanese scuba divers have been rescued, after 3 days stranded in waters off Bali.
The women were discovered by local fishermen, clinging to a coral reef in rough waters, 20 kilometres from where they had been diving.
They were among seven experienced divers who disappeared when the expedition's skipper lost sight of the group in a sudden rain storm.
The search continues for two women who are still missing.