A strong earthquake has damaged buildings and injured at least one person seriously in a rural part of China's far west Xinjiang region, the government says.
Rural residents in drought-stricken areas of southern Queensland are celebrating full water tanks from weekend rainfall.
Beef and grain farmer Eddie Shaw switched his Queensland property to organic 15 years ago and never looked back.
As the only option to take over as the Northern Territory's new opposition leader, Lia Finocchiaro has already moved to reassure public servants their jobs would be safe if the Country Liberals won government.
Koalas have been pushed to the edge of extinction and researchers are warning another iconic Australian animal could be next.
Two Hawaii police officers have been fatally shot by a man who authorities believe later died in his home after he set it on fire in a quiet neighbourhood not far from Oahu's busy Waikiki Beach, officials and local media say.
The government will look to update a 20-year development plan for northern Australia to pursue closer ties with India, the Pacific and Southeast Asia.
More than 100 businesses and sporting bodies such as the AFL will hold meetings, events and conferences in Victoria's bushfire-ravaged regions to support local communities.
Disability advocates say the government must act urgently on waiting times and bureaucracy, following an independent review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
A dead kangaroo found in the NSW Hunter region along with two others that were badly injured appear to have been deliberately harmed.