The indiscriminate wildfire that tore through the NSW south coast town of Mogo bears its scars on the blackened ruins of a brick building on the main drag.
Last year was the earth's second-hottest since records began, and the world should brace itself for more extreme weather events such as the bushfires that ravaged parts of Australia, the World Meteorological Organisation said.
Nine people have been charged over their alleged involvement in a gun supply syndicate that on-sold firearms stolen from rural properties across NSW.
A community leader has urged a stop to violence and retaliation in the Cape York town of Aurukun after residents rioted in the wake of a fatal stabbing on New Year's Day.
A British newspaper which is being sued by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, will use evidence from her father Thomas Markle, in a court battle over its publication of a private letter from the royal to him, legal documents show.
Sir David Attenborough has warned that "human beings have overrun the world" in a trailer for his new film.
Iran's top diplomat has acknowledged that Iranians "were lied to" for days following the Islamic Republic accidentally shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing 176 people.
Some Australians might be surprised to know the nation's most valuable export industry after iron ore and coal mining is international students.
Melbourne has felt the full brunt of four seasons in one day, with flight-delaying smoke in the morning giving way to threats of flash flooding in the afternoon.
Clothing chain Jeanswest has collapsed into administration, joining the ranks of Australian-based retailers which have succumbed to sluggish consumer spending in recent weeks.