The fire danger rating in parts of NSW has risen to severe as hot, dry, windy conditions put an end to a brief reprieve for bushfire-hit areas of the state.
A man's body has been found in burnt-out bushland in New South Wales, taking the death toll from bushfires that have swept across Australia's east coast to four, police say.
The impeachment inquiry has gone public and the top US diplomat in Ukraine has said Donald Trump thought Ukraine "owed him".
From trekking through Antarctica to driving an electric scooter across China, adventurous feats were the focus of this year's Guinness World Records Day - an annual festival of record-breaking.
The world's largest commercial drone maker says it's developing technology that would allow the public to track the registrations of drones in flight using just a smartphone.
Australian officials have ordered people in several communities, including the major tourist destination of Noosa, to evacuate immediately as firefighters struggle to contain more than 150 raging bushfires.
Catholic Cardinal George Pell has been granted leave to appeal his child sex abuse conviction in the High Court.
Ongoing unrest in Hong Kong is pushing the city to "the brink of a total breakdown", a senior official says.
Former US President Jimmy Carter is recovering at an Atlanta hospital after safely undergoing a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain from bleeding caused by recent falls.
Firefighters have a long night ahead of them, with strong winds expected to reach northern NSW fire grounds around midnight, and a watch and alert issued for Sydney.
Hundreds of schools have been closed as New South Wales braces for what could be the most dangerous bushfire week in Australia's history.
British leader Boris Johnson's election campaign launch has been marred by the resignation of a minister, a gaffe about the victims of a deadly tower blaze and a doctored video of an opponent released by his party.
A "suspicious" incident on a plane that forced the evacuation of its passengers and crew at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport proved to be a false alarm, the airline said.
Impeachment proceedings against US President Donald Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate a political rival will reach a critical stage next week when a Democratic-led committee holds its first public hearings.
Schools in India's capital New Delhi have reopened after closing for two days due to a spike in air pollution that triggered a public health emergency and prompted protests by residents and environmental groups.
Suspected separatist insurgents stormed a security checkpoint in Thailand's Muslim-majority south and killed at least 15 people.
Hong Kong anti-government protesters crowded a shopping mall in running clashes with police on Sunday during which a man with a knife slashed several people and apparently bit off part of a local...
A second man has been charged over the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a truck near London, say police, who now believe all the victims were Vietnamese.
A court in Barcelona has cleared five men of raping a 14-year-old girl and jailed them for the lesser charge of sexual abuse, ruling that they did not use violence.