New Zealanders in Australia will be able to skip quarantine from early next year as NZ takes baby steps to dismantle its hard border.
Australian meteorologists have declared a La Nina weather event is now under way, with the country's wettest spring in 10 years to continue into summer.
US space agency NASA is preparing to launch a satellite that will deliberately crash into an asteroid, aiming to alter its course in the first mission of its kind.
The man accused of deliberately driving his car into a Christmas parade near Milwaukee, killing five people and injuring dozens, was out on bail from a domestic abuse case and was suspected in another violent altercation earlier that day.
At least five people are dead and more than 40 injured, many of them children, after an SUV sped through barricades and into a Christmas parade in the US state of Wisconsin.
Visa holders will be allowed to come back to Australia as early as next week, after the government cleared the way for skilled workers and students to return.
Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai's video call with the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) does not address or alleviate the Women's Tennis Association's concern about her well-being, the WTA says.
Australians have admitted to disposing of asbestos illegally - even dumping it in their neighbour's bin - during a COVID-19 home improvement surge, raising cancer fears.
A NSW police officer who rescued two boys from a flood-affected river will be recommended for a bravery award while wet weather continues to batter much of the state.
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet says unvaccinated people will not be granted freedoms any earlier than December 15 despite thousands rallying against vaccination requirements.