When author J.K Rowling created wizarding world newspapers The Daily Prophet and The New York Ghost in her books, she probably never imagined her literary creation would come to life.
The Iraqi army is trying to reach a town south of Mosul where Islamic State militants have reportedly executed dozens of people to deter the population against any attempt to support the US-led offensive.
Liberal senator Eric Abetz launches a scathing attack on the Human Rights Commission president, arguing she is in no position to give a lecture on telling the truth at a conference next month.
Wallabies star Michael Hooper joins an exclusive group to claim the prestigious John Eales medal for the second time.
A Sudanese-born lawyer who witnessed horrific human rights abuses in South Sudan and grew up in a refugee camp in Uganda wins an industry award for his contribution to criminal law in Western Australia.
Major Crime Squad detectives search a house in the southern Perth suburb of Parmelia as part of their investigation into the disappearance of a man almost four weeks ago.