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'Scarily calm' man in Newcastle stand-off (AAP)

A man wanted over a stabbing attack on three men at a Sydney gym and the robbery of two petrol stations is refusing to come down from a Newcastle roof.

NSW boy, 3, fatally run over in driveway (AAP)

A three-year-old boy has died in hospital after being accidentally run over by a car driven by a 41-year-old man.

Dramatic scenes at Sydney Airport as police arrest, charge brother of murdered crime kingpin (Yahoo7 News)

There were dramatic scenes at Sydney Airport on Monday night as police arrested the brother of murdered crime kingpin, Wally Ahmad.

Vic police to look into Nardella scandal (AAP)

Police have confirmed an investigator has been assigned to look into whether there is a case against former deputy speaker Don Nardella.

Sydney schoolboy charged with sex assault (AAP)

A 15-year-old Sydney schoolboy has been charged with sexually assaulting a girl of the same age earlier this month.

Terror threat won't go away as IS declines (AAP)

As the fight against Islamic State militants ramps up in west Mosul ASIO's boss has warned the organisation's decline won't spell the end of violent extremism.

Australia Post outsmarts carjacker after driver's van stolen on first day (Yahoo7 News)

Australia Post has outsmarted a car thief, who stole a postal vehicle, by cutting the van?s engine remotely in Melbourne.

Reasons for Rayney murder suspicion (AAP)

A detective involved in the investigation into Corryn Rayney's murder says there were several reasons to suspect her husband of the crime.

Chinese premier to spruik Silk Road plan (AAP)

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will arrive in Australia on Wednesday night before bilateral talks with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

WA boys accused of sex abuse not at school (AAP)

Two WA boys are no longer attending school after being accused of sexually assaulting a nine-year-old boy.

Sydney storm cuts power, delays flights (AAP)

Sydney, Wollongong and Katoomba have been hit by severe storms which have cut power for hundreds of residents and delayed flights for travellers.

One Nation rejects welfare cuts bill (AAP)

Pauline Hanson has vowed to vote against the government's so-called omnibus bill, which funds an overhaul of childcare subsidies by slashing family payments.

'Gay panic' defence thrown out in Qld (AAP)

The so-called gay panic partial defence for murder has been thrown out in Queensland as part of a raft of changes to the state's criminal code.

Don Dale teens win $53k from NT govt (AAP)

The NT government will pay $53,000 to four teens who were tear-gassed and spit-hooded at the Don Dale detention centre after it partially lost a civil lawsuit.

Doctor kept quiet on birth concerns: court (AAP)

An inquest into a baby's death at Queensland hospital has heard a doctor did not share her concerns about the birth because she did not want to "look silly".

NT guard made tear-gassing 'scapegoat' (AAP)

A former NT youth prison guard who was working when boys were tear-gassed and shackled at Don Dale Detention Centre said he was used as a scapegoat.