The United States has crossed the staggering milestone of 500,000 COVID-19 deaths just more than a year since the coronavirus pandemic claimed its first known victim in Santa Clara County, California.
Former NRL star Sam Burgess is due to spend more time fronting a magistrate after allegedly committing driving offences.
Novak Djokovic admits he's on a mission to hunt down every major record in tennis after continuing his mastery of Melbourne Park.
Scott Morrison has become one of the first in Australia to get a COVID-19 vaccination, describing it as a 'curtain raiser' to the national rollout which starts on Monday.
Queensland's COVID-19 vaccine rollout is set to begin, with 100 frontline health workers on the Gold Coast to receive the state's first jabs.
There has been a massive increase in children under 12 seeking help from a children's mental health app and experts say the full impact of the coronavirus epidemic won't be understood for some time.
Prince Charles has visited his father Prince Philip in hospital in London.
A wildlife trafficker will spend years in jail for stuffing turtles, lizards and snakes inside toys and speakers and trying to smuggle them out of Australia.
The prime minister says he's glad Facebook is "back at the table" for discussions over the Australian government's media bargaining code, jesting the US tech giant has "tentatively friended us again".
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says allegations a second woman was sexually assaulted by the same man who allegedly abused former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins inside Parliament House are distressing and upsetting.