Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has narrowly averted a possible collapse of his coalition government. Education Minister Naftali Bennett threatened to pull his party from Netanyahu's coalition over a ceasefire in Gaza. But on Monday, Bennett announced he and his party will stay on and give Netanyahu "one more chance". If Bennett had resigned, Netanyahu…
Banking royal commission: Westpac’s Brian Hartzer rejects mea culpa mode
The undercurrent of contrition that bank executives have brought to the royal commission ended at just after 2pm on Wednesday when Westpac chief executive Brian Hartzer took to the witness box. Westpac has escaped the worst of the commission's glare, and over the last 12 months Hartzer has been arguably the most strident in his…
Facebook, Instagram down, company confirms
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are back up after a 13-hour outage that affected some users throughout the world, the company confirmed. Interested in Facebook? Add Facebook as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Facebook news, video, and analysis from ABC News. “Earlier today, a server configuration caused intermittent problems across all…
Detained Saudi activists tortured, sexually harassed: Amnesty
Saudi activists, including women, arrested in a government crackdown this year have faced sexual harassment and torture during interrogation, Amnesty International said. Since May, the kingdom has held at least 10 women and seven men on vague national security allegations related to their human rights work. Those arrested include Loujain al-Hathloul, Eman al Nafjan and…
Sophia Florsch: Formula 3 driver says ‘I am going to come back’
Track marshals and medics attend to Florsch after the high-speed accidentFormula 3 driver Sophia Florsch says she is "going to come back" after having an 11-hour operation on the fractured spine she sustained in a high-speed crash in Macau on Sunday. Doctors used bone from the 17-year-old German driver's hip to repair one of her…