A man has been charged with murder after Queensland woman Kardell Lomas was found dead in the boot of a car.
Rescuers will attempt to retrieve the bodies of six Australians left behind on ash-covered White Island while the death toll from the New Zealand volcanic eruption continues to mount.
A woman has been found dead with serious injuries at a North Queensland boarding house.
Seven Australian survivors of the massive volcanic eruption in New Zealand have been airlifted to burns units in NSW and Victoria with more on the way.
NZ VOLCANO ERUPTION - THE AUSTRALIAN TOLL SO FAR* Brisbane woman Julie Richards, 47, and her daughter Jessica, 20.
Harvey Weinstein and his bankrupt film studio have reached a tentative $US25 million ($A36.7 million) settlement with dozens of women who accused him of sexual misconduct, The New York Times says, citing lawyers involved.
Two Sydney brothers have been confirmed dead in the New Zealand volcano tragedy.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has been named Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2019.
A trio of friends, a football loving dad and an adventurous mother and daughter are among seven Australians identified as victims of the White Island volcanic eruption in New Zealand.
NSW firefighters have worked to take advantage of easing conditions as dozens of blazes continue burning throughout the state and more than 720 homes confirmed destroyed this bushfire season.