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Art could help heal NSW town after fires

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 second-hottest on record

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.

Leader says Aurukun violence must stop

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.

Meghan could face father in London court

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.

Iran FM: People lied to over Ukraine plane

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.

Thunderstorm hits, clears Melbourne smoke

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.

Jeanswest collapse threatens 1000 jobs

Clothing chain Jeanswest has collapsed into administration, joining the ranks of Australian-based retailers which have succumbed to sluggish consumer spending in recent weeks.