Global health authorities fear the transmission rate of coronavirus will accelerate as hundreds of millions of Chinese travel at home and abroad during the week-long Lunar New Year holiday.
The United States is moving to add more countries to its travel ban list, US President Donald Trump says.
A US woman arrested on suspicion of killing her three young children told investigators that she suffocated her son and two daughters with her hands, police say.
Older Australians are waiting longer to enter residential aged care, with most waiting about five months after being approved for a spot by a health professional.
A Sydney prison guard is due to face court accused of using fake medical certificates to obtain sick leave.
A Brisbane man has been cleared of the deadly coronavirus as health professionals prepare to greet passengers arriving into Sydney from the epicentre of the outbreak.
Ever humble, Ashleigh Barty claimed she was more concerned about the country's bushfire crisis than winning the Australian Open after sweeping into the third round at Melbourne Park.
An Australian scientist whose pioneering study more than 30 years ago predicted the bushfire crisis has joined two experts to urge the federal government for radical action on climate change.
Saudi Arabia says a media report that the kingdom is behind the hacking of Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos' phone is "absurd.
A rancorous dispute over rules has marked the first full day of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.