National News

Palmer trial funding deal 'not right'

The judge overseeing Clive Palmer's Queensland Nickel collapse trial wants to know how much money the liquidators' backers stand to make if they win.

Demand to recall UK parliament over Brexit

Britain's parliament needs to be recalled immediately to discuss Brexit, the opposition Labour Party's finance spokesman John McDonnell says, after leaked official documents forecast possible food, fuel, and medicine shortages.

Wife feared own murder, Qld trial told

Two years before a Gold Coast mother was allegedly murdered by her husband, she told her neighbour to go police if she didn't return from an overseas trip because he would have killed her.

Obama's basketball tee sells for $US120k

A high school basketball jersey that once belonged to former president Barack Obama has sold at an auction in Dallas to an anonymous buyer for $US120,000 ($A177,000).

Iceland holds funeral for lost glacier

Icelandic officials, activists and others have said goodbye to what once was a glacier, with poetry, moments of silence and political speeches about the urgent need to fight climate change.