Rescue workers in Lebanon say they have detected signs of life in the rubble of a building in Beirut that collapsed after a huge explosion at a nearby port last month.
President Donald Trump has urged residents in the critical political battleground of North Carolina to try to vote twice in the November 3 election, igniting a furore for appearing to urge a potential act of voter fraud.
Victoria has had a record 59 Covid deaths, taking the state toll to 650, while there are 81 new cases.
Australia's international travel ban has been extended for three months, with the coronavirus pandemic set to continue into next year.
Police say the arrest of a pregnant Victorian woman for incitement was done "entirely reasonably", even though the incident looked "terrible".
Japan's coastguard has rescued one person in the search for a cargo ship carrying nearly 6,000 cattle and dozens of crew members, including two NZers, that is feared capsized in the East China Sea.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has dismissed a leaked document that indicates Melbourne's lockdown will be extended for a fortnight, as new coronavirus cases return to the triple digits.
Illusionist David Blaine has successfully pulled off his latest death-defying stunt after floating more than 24,000 feet in the sky only holding onto a handful of balloons.
Australians could be blocked from sharing news content on Facebook if an attempt to govern how media companies deal with big tech becomes law.
Berlin police have broken up a mass protest against coronavirus curbs, arresting 300 in the German capital after demonstrators failed to keep their distance and wear masks as instructed.
Thousands have taken part in a Washington march to denounce racism, on the anniversary of the one in 1963 where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr made his historic 'I Have a Dream' speech.
US actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for his star turn in the blockbuster Marvel superhero film Black Panther, has died after a four-year battle with colon cancer. He was 43.
For the first time in almost two months, the number of new daily COVID-19 cases has dropped below 100 - but there have been 18 more deaths.
British street artist Banksy is funding a boat crewed by volunteers to rescue refugees in the Mediterranean attempting to reach Europe from Africa.
Elon Musk's neuroscience startup has unveiled a pig that has had a coin-sized computer chip in its brain for two months, demonstrating an early step toward the goal of curing human diseases with the same type of implant.
The incredible rescue of a young girl by a ferry crew after she was swept out to sea on a giant inflatable unicorn has been captured on video.
Victoria has had another 12 coronavirus deaths, taking the state toll to 497 and the national figure to 584.
Children and young people are far less likely than adults to get severe cases of Covid-19 infection, and death from the pandemic disease among children is exceptionally rare, according to UK research.