Emergency warnings have been issued for six areas in central Tasmania, with lives and properties at risk, as weather conditions continue to worsen.
Police are hunting for a man who allegedly stole a luxury car from an inner Sydney unit complex while dressed as Santa a fortnight before Christmas.
A passenger has gone missing from a cruise ship bound for Melbourne after a trip to New Zealand which included a stop in Dunedin.
A man accused of killing an international student in Melbourne has returned to court, as Australians take to the streets to demand safety for women.
A teenager has been arrested after being found naked and dazed following a car crash in Melbourne's southeast.
Temperatures have soared past 46C in northwestern NSW while thunderstorms have begun to hit southern parts of the state, with winds and lightning increasing the risk of bushfires.
A 20-year-old man was arrested over the killing of an Israeli university student who was attacked while speaking with her sister by telephone.
Australia's scorching summer continues as a week-long heatwave starts to push temperatures into the 40s around the country.
Former Neighbours star Craig McLachlan has been charged with multiple counts of indecent assault.
A young Saudi woman who fears for her life is in the midst of an anguishing wait as Australia processes her claim for asylum.
A mother and her two-year-old son were doused in petrol during a horrific home invasion in northern Tasmania.
Australian Federal Police are investigating a number of suspicious packages delivered to foreign consulates across Melbourne.
The Australian government says it will seriously consider giving a Saudi woman stuck in Bangkok a humanitarian visa if the United Nations deems her a refugee.
Scientists are cooking up a plan to unite the tomato and chili pepper as a highly nutritious hot tomato.
The family of a four-year-old boy filmed on top of a car as it drove down a West Australian highway has denied knowing their child was on the roof.
India want to use their maiden test series victory in Australia to inspire their next generation of stars and revive the red-ball format at home.
Former Neighbours star Darius Perkins has died after a fight with cancer, it has been reported.
Roger Federer has nominated Novak Djokovic as the man to beat at the Australian Open but the Swiss maestro looms as a major threat himself.
Three people have been arrested and others detained during duelling protests at Melbourne's St Kilda beach involving right-wing extremists and anti-fascists.
Detectives are trying to track down the person behind a death threat sent to a man days before he was found murdered and burned in a New South Wales forest.