The governor of Nigeria's Kaduna state has signed off on a new law stating men convicted of rape will be surgically castrated.
Global coronavirus cases have exceeded 30 million, according to a Reuters tally, and the pandemic is showing no signs of slowing.
Qantas says a seven-hour scenic flight over Australia's Outback and Great Barrier Reef is probably the fastest-selling flight in the airline's history.
Hurricane Sally uprooted trees, flooded streets and cut power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses as it brought "historic and catastrophic" flooding to the Alabama-Florida coast in the US.
Regional Victorians are awaking to their first few hours under eased Covid-19 rules, with locked-down Melburnians looking on with hope and envy.
A Victorian police officer filmed appearing to kick a man in the head during an arrest in Melbourne has been suspended.
AstraZeneca has resumed British clinical trials of its Covid-19 vaccine, one of the most advanced in development, after getting the green light from safety watchdogs, the company says.
Search and rescue teams have been deployed across the blackened ruins of southern Oregon towns as smouldering wildfires still ravaged US Pacific Coast states.
Victoria state, at the centre of Australia's Covid outbreak, has reported 43 new cases and nine deaths from the virus.
US President Donald Trump has predicted at a rally in Michigan that he would win the election battleground state as thousands of cheering, largely maskless supporters defied state guidelines aimed...
France has recorded almost 10,000 new Covid-19 infections - its highest ever single-day total - ahead of a meeting that might consider imposing fresh, local lockdowns.
The EU has told Britain it should urgently scrap a plan to break their divorce treaty, but Boris Johnson's government is pressing ahead with a draft law that could sink four years of Brexit talks.
Miner Rio Tinto says its CEO and two senior executives will step down amid mounting shareholder criticism of its destruction of historically significant Aboriginal rockshelters and handling of the response.
More quiet zones in high-risk indoor spaces, such as hospitals and restaurants, could help cut contagion risks, researchers say, after a study showed that lowering speaking volume can reduce the spread Covid-19.
Victoria has had mixed coronavirus news, with the death toll passing 700 as new cases had a welcome fall.
Everything from the remains of a horse to an old armchair were removed from the banks of the Cardrona River just east of Wanaka this week.