North Queensland remains on flood alert after more torrential rain, but forecasters say there won't be a repeat of last year's devastating inundation.
Some Australians are ignoring emergency alerts during disasters over fears they are being scammed, an emergency communications expert says.
The Pentagon says 50 US service members are now diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month, 16 more than the military had previously announced.
The bodies of all nine passengers aboard the helicopter that crashed in Calabasas, California, have been recovered, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner says.
The former roommate of Mimi Haleyi, one of the women who has accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, took the stand on Tuesday in the former Hollywood mogul's rape trial.
Australia's volunteer firefighting force has fallen to its lowest number in a decade, dropping almost 20 per cent after taking account of population growth.
The federal government is trying to deploy officials into the locked down Chinese city of Wuhan where around 400 Australian citizens have registered for evacuation from the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus.
A US lawyer has called on the Duke of York to "stop playing games" and assist authorities in the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking inquiry.
An 11-year-old boy and his father have died in a beach camping trip accident in Western Australia, with a gas leak from equipment seemingly to blame.
North Queensland communities are bracing for more torrential rain, while the state's southwest is baking in another summer heatwave.