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Southern Sydney smashed by hail, storms

A clean-up is underway after severe thunderstorms hit Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong, with the NSW SES responding to more than 800 calls overnight.

The Australian of the Year Awards

HISTORY OF THE AWARDS- The Australian of the Year Awards were born in 1960- The Young Australian of the Year Award was added in 1979, the Senior Australian Award in 1999 and the Local Hero Award in 2003HOW THE AWARDS WORK- Everyday Australians are asked to nominate someone who makes...

Harry takes aim at 'powerful media'

Prince Harry has taken aim at the journalists who have dissected his life since the day he was born as he expressed regret for the way he has had to step down from royal duties.

Two police shot dead in Honolulu

A Hawaii man with a history of run-ins with police and neighbours was facing eviction when he stabbed his landlord and killed two officers before the house he and two women were believed to be in burned, authorities and neighbours said Sunday.

Over 200 contract new coronavirus in China

An outbreak of a new coronavirus in China has spread to more cities, Chinese authorities say, as the number of patients tripled and a third person died, stoking concerns about containment of the illness.

Climate policy tensions plague Morrison

Climate change continues to rattle the Liberals, with the prime minister trying to discredit a NSW minister who voiced concerns over the party's policy direction.