The number of Australians fighting in Syria and Iraq has fallen for the first time since the rise of the Islamic State terror group as the flow of these "foreign fighters" fails to keep pace with the numbers being killed.
Julie Power After seeing coverage of the alleged attack, a 15-year-old boy contacted police on Thursday night claiming the man tried to assault him earlier in the week.
Andrew Taylor A controversial funding scheme for the arts introduced in this year's budget is set to be wound back with money handed back to the Australia Council.
Ava Benny-Morrison A maths tutor has been found guilty of sexually and indecently assaulting young children during lessons in Sydney.
Jacob Saulwick Should Sydney residents continue to expect to live in detached houses with leafy yards? Or do we need fewer quarter acres and more apartment blocks to accommodate our growing population?
Michaela Whitbourn The controversy over proposed legal changes giving ICAC the power to kick off criminal prosecutions is "extraordinary" and betrays a "serious misunderstanding" of the law, according to the Sydney silk who sat on a review of the watchdog's powers.
Peter Hannam Powerful thunderstorms that swept across Sydney on Friday have now passed, although regions to the north such as the Hunter can expect more storm activity, the Bureau of Meteorology said.
Kate Aubusson A car has driven into the lake at Eastlake gold course near Southern cross Drive on Friday afternoon.
Eamonn Duff Taxi driver syndicate accused of operating a Sydney wide "cocaine delivery service".
Kate Aubusson A burst water main has caused traffic chaos on the Pacific Highway in Chatswood on Friday afternoon.