Divers have found 25 bodies after a pre-dawn fire sank a scuba diving vessel off a Southern California island, leaving nine people unaccounted for as the search continues, media reports say.
Australia may be dragged into New Zealand's measles outbreak after an infected Kiwi flew between the countries last month.
An incurable and highly contagious disease wiping out pigs across Asia and Europe threatens to decimate Australia's $2.8 billion pork industry.
Australia's top medical body has declared climate change a health emergency.The Australian Medical Association has warned climate change could have severe health consequences for vulnerable people in Australia and the Pacific.
Child sex offenders could face life behind bars under laws to be re-introduced to federal parliament next week.
Australia's Catholic bishops say tech giants such as Facebook, Google and Twitter put profits before people and should be fined for spreading fake news and offensive content.
Hurricane Dorian has unleashed massive flooding across the Bahamas on Monday, pummelling the islands with so much wind and water that authorities urged people to find floatation devices and grab hammers to break out of their attics if necessary.
Newcastle boss Phil Gardner has promised new rookie head coach Adam O'Brien will have final say on his support staff, including possible consultant Tim Sheens.
A British man allegedly involved in fatal hit-and-run near Tweed Heads will be extradited to face court in NSW after he was caught trying to leave the country on a one-way ticket.
Two men are in hospital after two cane trains collided in far north Queensland.