One in two Australians have donated money to support bushfire relief efforts, a new survey shows, with meteorologists warning more hot, dry weather is to return after a heavy rain respite dampened many blazes.
Four coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Australia as authorities around the world scramble to stop the deadly illness from spreading further.
The death toll from New South Wales' unprecedented bushfire season has climbed to 25 after the body of a 59-year-old man was found in a home on the state's South Coast.
A Canadian-owned Hercules C-130 air tanker has crashed while fighting bushfires in Australia's alpine region, killing all three of its crew, authorities have confirmed.
The world's oldest asteroid strike has been identified in outback Western Australia and may have helped lift the planet out of a global deep freeze known as a Snowball Earth, scientists say.
KFC has apologised for an advert in Australia that shows two boys ogling a woman's breasts, after calls from a campaign group to boycott the fast-food giant called the ad "sexist".
Australia will begin screening passengers arriving from a Chinese city in a bid to stop the spread of a new coronavirus, the country's chief medical officer says, although authorities warned an...
A clean-up is under way after severe thunderstorms hit Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong, with the NSW State Emergency Service responding to more than 800 calls overnight.
Drought-ravaged parts of rural Australia have been hit by dust storms that threaten to drift over more heavily populated cities, bringing a new element to the extreme weather that's dominated over summer.
Rain and hail have lashed Victoria, sparking almost 1500 calls for assistance with more severe weather on the way as bushfires continue.
A founding member of Australian popular children's music group The Wiggles suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed while performing at a bushfire relief concert in Sydney on Friday, the band said.
Aaron Salway lost his younger brother and father in a bushfire on New Year's Eve, but has had no time to grieve as he tries to keep his family and farm afloat.
Taylor, a 4-year-old English springer spaniel, has been among the hard-working rescuers during Australia's bushfire crisis.
Intense thunderstorms with heavy rains have dampened bushfires on Australia's east coast, bringing relief to farmers in three states battling a drought which has left much of the country tinder dry.
An indigenous burn practitioner has urged fire policy makers in Australia to "get the bush between their toes" and cut red tape as his people begin to assess the damage wrought over the summer.
Rain forecast for bushfire-hit New South Wales will bring with it the risk of landslips and flash flooding, emergency services warn.
A small group of residents still in a town cut-off by fire were forced to shelter on the beach after a blaze in Victoria's East Gippsland flared.
When Australia's bushfires eventually ease, scientists fear a brutal outcome for the country's flora and fauna.
Victorians today started breathing in some of the worst air in the world due to smoke blowing down from bushfires in the state's east and New South Wales.