Thunderstorms lashing NSW have seen hailstones larger than five centimetres fall and even a tornado warning issued.
More than a quarter of million jobs have been lost in Australia in the past two months as a result of coronavirus lockdowns in NSW, Victoria and the ACT.
Australia's medicines regulator has approved a key step towards the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine being given to children aged five to 11.
NSW is on track to hit the state's next COVID-19 vaccination target within days, but the premier has flagged the planned easing of some restrictions may be delayed.
A rare two-headed diamondback terrapin turtle is alive and kicking - with all six of its legs - in the US state of Massachusetts after hatching two weeks ago.
The founder of a new domestic airline says most of its planned routes are not available elsewhere and customers will benefit from lower fares.
Small and medium-sized businesses have been given the green light to restock for Christmas as NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet expresses hope the state economy will grow again in the December quarter.
Tim Tszyu's looming fight with Japanese warrior Takeshi Inoue will be relocated from the Gold Coast to another venue in Australia amid continuing uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic.
A father and son who travelled from Sydney's east to Byron Bay, sparking a lockdown in the region, have pleaded guilty to most of the charges they face.
Unions have warned COVID-19 deaths could rise unless more is done to beef up ventilation, testing and social distancing at Australian workplaces.