A father and son have died as "aggressive" bushfires tear through the NSW south coast, razing dozens of buildings and forcing panicked residents to shelter on the beach.
WHAT'S HAPPENING?* Four people - not firefighters - are missing* There are 33 fires burning across Victoria, with at least a dozen new blazes sparked by lightning in the alpine region on Tuesday* Seven emergency warnings - the highest alert - remain in place across East Gippsland, where fire has...
A woman has died and a man has life-threatening injuries after they were shot in Melbourne's inner west.
Panicked locals are sheltering on the NSW south coast as bushfires create giant plumes of black smoke likened to "armageddon".
More than 400 new species previously unknown to science have been discovered in the past year by experts at the UK's Natural History Museum.
Six people have been injured including two women who were hospitalised when lightning struck a sunset lookout area at the Ayers Rock resort.
A handful of Sydney to Hobart stragglers will ring in the New Year at sea after earlier being battered by rough seas and strong winds.
A Melbourne grandfather is dead after being hit in the head during an attack on Christmas night, with another fight breaking out at the property days later, police have revealed.
A Queensland man has lost his hand and badly broken his leg in an explosion at a suburban home that is being investigated by the bomb squad.
A man wearing a wig and fake beard raised suspicion when he walked into a church service in Texas before opening fire with a shotgun and killing two people, a volunteer security guard who shot the assailant says.