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Mexico quake toll rises to 248

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck central Mexico has risen to 248, the nation's civil protection agency says.

Qld woman dies in Bali scooter crash

A Queensland woman has died after a scooter crash in Bali.Sophia Martini, 27, from Townsville, was a passenger on the scooter driven by her partner on Monday morning.

Signs jobs surge not over yet

The surge in jobs over the past year is showing little sign of abating with figures pointing to continued steady demand for new workers.

Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes south of NZ

An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 magnitude has struck in the remote Southern Ocean south of New Zealand, the US Geological Survey says.

HPV screening more effective than Pap test

The new national cervical cancer screening program has received a boost, with a large clinical trial showing screening for the human papillomavirus (HPV) is significantly better at detecting potential pre-cancerous cells than the traditional Pap...

Heat records could tumble as Qld swelters

Heat records could be broken across Queensland this weekend with temperatures predicted to soar more than 10 degrees above average in some parts of the state.

Ultra-high resolution images created

A new form of high-resolution 'printing' which could be developed for anti-counterfeiting measures in banknotes has been discovered by scientists.

Sales of gay postal ballots pulled down

The body overseeing the postal survey on same-sex marriage is working with online sales sites to take down listings of those trying to sell their ballots.