Lisa Le is stuck in the hardest place in the world for a parent.
Megan Levy A large police operation is underway on a street in Merrylands in Sydney's west.
Patrick Begley, Eryk Bagshaw and Emma Partridge A security guard is under investigation for allegedly taking drugs on shift at Sydney's Stereosonic music festival where a woman collapsed before later dying of a suspected drug overdose.
Heath Aston, political correspondent All food certified as halal should be labelled as such when sold in Australia and the halal industry should establish a single certifying authority and trademark to counter consumer mistrust, a Senate committee has recommended.
Latika Bourke A stony-faced Julie Bishop has hit back at Tony Abbott saying all parties have "different recollections" of what took place in the lead up to the September leadership coup.
Sean Nicholls Motorists are being warned they could pay up to 8¢ a litre more for petrol or as much as $1.4 billion extra at the pump – if the state government proceeds with measures to boost the amount of ethanol sold in NSW.
Carolyn Cummins One of the country's most prominent pub landlords has tonight slammed the NSW government's pub lockout laws, saying they have completely destroyed the culture of Kings Cross and destroyed Sydney as a realistic and desirable choice for overseas tourism.
Megan Levy A woman has been charged with murdering 26-year-old Marnilee Cave, whose body was found dumped under a bridge on the NSW south coast two months ago.
Adam Carey Tram travellers still won't be able to top-up their myki cards on-board a tram in 2016, but if it's any consolation, they might get to touch-on with a high-speed "next generation" myki reader instead.
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