It was the sound - not the sight - of the fireball blasting through Tathra that sticks in Doug Spindler's mind.
The true scale of destruction left by fires blazing across rural southwest Victoria is yet to be determined, but several homes and thousands of livestock are already lost.
A Tasmanian bus driver whose negligent driving killed an off-duty Queensland policewoman has avoided jail time.
Food giant Heinz misled consumers by claiming one of its snack ranges, marketed for toddlers, was beneficial for young children, the Federal Court has ruled.
A man who was allegedly spotted running away from a fire he is thought to have lit in central Queensland will be extradited after he was arrested in northern NSW.
A man doused in petrol and armed with a knife has been charged after threatening to set himself and his car alight at a NSW hospital.
Vladimir Putin has rolled to a crushing re-election victory for six more years as Russia's president, and he told cheering supporters in a triumphant but brief speech that "we are bound for success".
Around 14,000 homes are still without power after Cyclone Marcus ripped through the Top End over the weekend, Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner says.
More than 30 people have been charged after Queensland police cracked a major drug operation seizing 4.5 kilograms of cannabis, quantities of the drug ice, $83,000 in cash and weapons including rifles, knuckle dusters, flick...
The NRL has announced up to two players could be crowned Immortals and six retirees will be added to a newly revamped hall of fame this year.