Rain and hail have lashed Victoria, sparking almost 1500 calls for assistance with more severe weather on the way as bushfires continue.
A massive blizzard has hit Canada's eastern coast, dumping up to 76.2cm of snow in the Atlantic province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Golden Globe-winning Icelandic musician Hildur Guonadottir usually lives a quiet life in Berlin, but is about to see a lot more of LA's red carpets as nominations flood in for her score for Joker.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will no longer be working members of Britain's monarchy, will forgo public funds and will repay money spent on refurbishing their cottage west of London as they embark on an independent future.
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.
Naturalist Sir David Attenborough says the "moment of crisis" had come in the fight against climate change, warning that governments' targets for decades in the future aren't enough to save the planet.
Prince Harry has made his first public appearance since the Queen acceded to the wishes of her grandson and his American wife Meghan to step back from senior royal roles.
As the Senate formally opened the impeachment trial on whether to remove Donald Trump from office, as nonpartisan congressional watchdog concluded the White House violated the law.
Three men and two women have been chosen as jurors in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein, as the judge cautioned against using the case to make a broader statement about the #MeToo movement.
The FBI has arrested three suspected members of a neo-Nazi group who had a machine gun ahead of a planned gun-rights rally in the US expected to draw thousands of people, officials say.
Five countries whose citizens died when Iran shot down an airliner say Tehran should pay compensation to families of the victims, and warned that the world is watching for its response.
Rain forecast for bushfire-hit New South Wales will bring with it the risk of landslips and flash flooding, emergency services warn.
A British newspaper being sued by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, says will use evidence from her father in a court battle over its publication of a private letter from the royal to him.
The Democratic-led House of Representatives has voted to send two formal charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, clearing the way for an impeachment trial to begin in earnest.
Last year was the Earth's second-hottest since records began, and the world should brace itself for more extreme weather events like the bushfires ravaging Australia, a meteorological body warns.
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.
Jeffrey Epstein's estate is being sued by the US Virgin Islands, which claims the sex offender raped and trafficked in young women and girls on a private Caribbean island he owned.
Russian leader Vladimir Putin has proposed constitutional changes that would give him scope to extend his grip on power after leaving the presidency.