Victorian shop owner bludgeoned, burnt
Man charged with murder for allegedly stabbing and burning friend to death in Melbourne's north.
One home destroyed in Victorian bushfire
The Country Fire Authority says one home has been destroyed and a second severely damaged by the fierce bushfire at Crib Point,...
Hero’s funeral for Australian rival of ISIL
Reece Harding, killed while fighting beside Kurdish forces against ISIL, has been given a hero's funeral in Melbourne.
New El Nino system for Australia
Australia has suffered drought in 17 of the past 26 El Nino events, the Bureau of Meteorology says.
Hottest spring in Australia breaks another record
Spring 2014 was not only Australia's hottest on record - it also marked the biggest difference from average temperatures for any season.
Australia faces hot, dry summer
The Bureau of Meteorology predicts warmer and drier than average weather across much of Australia for November to January.
Grim task: Sifting through the MH17 wreckage
Australian forensic experts are heading to Amsterdam to join the MH17 disaster identification team.