As the battle for Mosul continues, there is growing outcry over the high civilian death toll, with many residents reporting intense coalition airstrikes that are killing and wounding families being held by Islamic State as human shields.
Tasmania's Attorney-General Vanessa Goodwin comments publicly for the first time since being diagnosed with multiple brain tumours.
Wall Street breaks its eight-day losing streak, gaining ground after strong consumer data drives investor optimism in financial stocks.
Ex-Cyclone Debbie is causing monsoonal rain and major floods across central Queensland, with Brisbane to get more than a month's worth of rain on Thursday.
AFLW best and fairest winner Erin Phillips is yet to decide whether she will try to be part of the Australian Opals' basketball campaign for the Tokyo Olympics.
Arson is blamed for a big fire at Adelaide's last remaining drive-in theatre at Gepps Cross.