Canberra is demanding transparency and fairness in the treatment of an Australian citizen being held in "residential surveillance" in Beijing.
Residents in parts of southern and central Tasmania are being told to leave their homes ahead of early-morning hazardous fire conditions.
Samantha Stosur is using Friday's Australian Open women's doubles final to settle two scores - one 13 years in the making and one from her last grand slam outing.
A gunman has opened fire inside a Florida bank, killing five people before surrendering to a SWAT team, police say.
Thirteen miners have died in Ghana after inhaling smoke from a blast they detonated, a regional official says.
Jade Custance never spent time as a teenager lying in the sun trying to get a tan.
Australia needs a "radical culture shift" towards compassion to minimise the damaging consequences of social isolation, renowned social researcher Hugh Mackay says.
Queensland's coroner will investigate how a man died while checking on hooks used to catch sharks under a Queensland government program.
The funeral of international student Aiia Maasarwe, who was murdered in Melbourne last week, has taken place in Israel.
Jai Arrow hopes booze-free weekends and traditional Chinese medicine will make a difference, admitting he ran out of steam after State of Origin in his breakout NRL season.