Australian drug mule Cassie Sainsbury will stand trial for trying to smuggling nearly six kilograms of cocaine out of Colombia after a judge rejected a plea deal.
Car makers Toyota and Lexus have admitted to refitting cars in Australia with the same brand of potentially faulty airbags at the centre of a massive global safety recall.
Colombian police believe an Adelaide woman arrested for allegedly having an estimated $US1 million worth of cocaine in her luggage could have been working as a drug mule.
More than half of all women and girls who end up in hospital being treated after an assault have been attacked by their partners.
A record 900kg seizure of crystal methamphetamine has helped police eliminate "17 million hits of misery" for ice users, but officers are demanding more be done to tackle the nation's drug problem.
Two of Australia's best known fashion brands, David Lawrence and Marcs, are the latest retailers to find themselves up for sale after landing in financial strife.