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Officer dies in US Capitol vehicle attack

A motorist has rammed a car into US Capitol police and brandished a knife, killing one officer and injuring another and forcing the Capitol complex to lock down in an attack that police said did not appear to be terrorism-related.

More rain coming for soaked northern NSW

The final remaining NSW residents forced from homes by floods have only just been allowed to return but another storm system capable of swamping already-soaked catchments is on its way.

Daylight savings ends on Sunday morning

Most Australians will lose an extra hour of evening sunlight from Sunday, with the trade-off being an additional hour of sleep as daylight savings comes to an end.

Church leaders praise women's courage

Church leaders have used their annual Easter addresses to praise women for shining a light on inequality and sexual violence, two weeks after tens of thousands gathered to protest across the country.

Labor lashed for pokies deal in Tasmania

Tasmanian Labor has been labelled spineless for signing a deal to back poker machines in the state's pubs and clubs, three years after campaigning for their removal.