Police have cordoned off downtown Sydney to prevent a planned anti-lockdown protest as New South Wales records another 210 community cases of Covid, while Queensland is beginning a three-day snap lockdown.
A New Zealand man shot while allegedly trying to kidnap a 14-year-old girl in the US state of Virginia, has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Up to a thousand police officers will be on duty to meet anyone considering attending an anti-lockdown protest in Sydney this weekend, New South Wales Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has warned.
Federal workers and onsite contractors will have to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or wear masks, practise social distancing and submit to regular testing under sweeping new guidelines...
The military and police officers will enter the areas worst hit by Sydney's virus outbreak to ensure two million residents are complying with harsh lockdown restrictions.
A shallow earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck the Alaska Peninsula late on Wednesday (local time), prompting tsunami warnings in the region, authorities said.
NSW has reported a record 239 new locally acquired cases of Covid-19 and at least 88 of those people were circulating in the community for all or part of their infectious period.
Officers say they were beaten, taunted with racial insults, heard threats including "kill him with his own gun" and thought they might die as they struggled to defend the US Capitol against a mob of then-President Donald Trump's supporters in January.
Americans fully vaccinated against Covid-19 should go back to wearing masks in indoor public places in regions where the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, US health authorities say.
Britain has reported its highest number of deaths and people in hospital with coronavirus since March, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging caution.
South and North Korea have restored hotlines that Pyongyang severed a year ago when ties deteriorated sharply, and the two countries' leaders are renewing efforts to rebuild relations, Seoul says.
Millions of people in Greater Sydney and beyond will remain in lockdown for another four weeks as New South Wales recorded another 177 locally acquired Covid-19 infections.
Fiji's main island of Viti Levu has been issued with new curfew hours amid the worsening Covid-19 crisis in the country.
New South Wales has reported 172 new locally acquired cases of Covid-19 - a new daily high - and at least 79 of those people were circulating in the community for all or part of their infectious...
Eight people have been killed in a 22-vehicle pile-up along a Utah highway after motorists were blinded by a wind-whipped dust storm.
About 100 people living in an apartment block in Sydney's west have been locked down and the the complex is being guarded by police after cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in multiple residents.
A counterterror group including Facebook and Microsoft is significantly expanding the types of extremist content shared between firms in a key database, aiming to crack down on material from white supremacists and far-right militias.
An attorney for US pop singer Britney Spears has asked a court to name a new conservator to oversee her finances, following recent testimony that she wanted her father ousted from the role.
Remains of the last person listed as missing in the collapse of a Miami condominium tower have been recovered and identified, bringing the final confirmed death toll to 98.