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Close to 1000 still missing in US fires

Emergency services are sifting through the charred wreckage of California's deadliest ever wildfire, searching for signs of nearly 1000 people believed still missing as crews made progress in bringing the blaze under control.

McGuire leaves Broncos for Cowboys

North Queensland will head into the 2019 NRL season with arguably the strongest forward pack in the competition after signing Australian lock Josh McGuire to a four-year deal.

Escalating China-US spat frustrating: PM

Australia shares the frustrations of other countries that China and the United States can't resolve their differences over trade, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.

Medibank loses Defence Force contact

Medibank has failed to win a new contract to provide healthcare services to the Australian Defence Force - and is now waiting to find out why.