It was a deep, gut-wrenching wail.
NSW police have charged 18 people following a year-long investigation into an alleged criminal syndicate which netted kilograms of drugs, guns and cash.
With the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran imminent, the Australian government has warned of consequences for Indonesia
Friends and supporters of condemned Bail Nine drug smugglers Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan have made a last-minute plea for mercy in Sydney.
The families of the two men were due to begin their final visit on Tuesday morning ahead of their expected late night executions.
Zachary Sheridan found safe and well in Nepal after going missing during quake.
The NT Treasurer says unpopular past decisions such as school reforms and scrapping the Banned Drinkers Register have been vindicated by the budget.
A suburb on Melbourne's outer fringe says it is sick of poor infrastructure and services and wants to become its own nation state.
Australian man Julien Tempone has made contact with his Tasmanian family after being listed as missing since the Nepal earthquake.
Response to the NT budget from community groups has been mostly positive, but the Labor opposition says the government is failing on health and education.
NSW Premier Mike Baird has visited the Hunter region to gain a better understanding of tensions dividing different interest groups.