Australian troops and diplomats in Iraq have been confirmed safe after Iran attacked coalition forces in the country.
Authorities have confirmed almost 1700 NSW houses have been destroyed this fire season as crews use cooler weather to their advantage.
Governments are opening cheque books to bushfire victims.COMMONWEALTH* Up to $1000 per adult and $400 per child* For those seriously injured, who lost immediate family, were made homeless or had homes damaged as a direct result of bushfiresDisaster Recovery Allowance* Up to 13 weeks support for income loss.
Chances are you'll meet a lot of Olivers and Olivias in the future, with the two names being the most popular in Victoria for the sixth year running.
Facebook says it is banning "deepfake" videos, the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence and sophisticated tools, as it steps up efforts to fight online manipulation.
Smoke from the Australian bushfires has drifted across the Pacific and affected cities in South America, and may have reached the Antarctic, the UN World Meteorological Organisation said on Tuesday.
The danger remains but the NSW emergency services minister hopes the state has reached the peak of the bushfire crisis.
Scammers hoping to take advantage of the bushfire crisis have begun door-knocking homes seeking donations, the Victorian government says.
One-year-old Charlotte wore her dad's large white helmet on her small head during the volunteer firefighter's funeral where she and other mourners were told Andrew O'Dwyer died a hero.
Governor-General David Hurley has encouraged tourists to keep visiting fire-ravaged Kangaroo Island in a bid to bolster its economy.