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More than 10,000 people evacuated as wildfires ravage southern France

At least 10,000 people have been evacuated overnight after a new wildfire was sparked in southern France, which is already being ravaged by massive forest fires. Full story »


‘Hostage situation’ at Melbourne apartment deemed to be false alarm

Specialist police were called to the scene. (9NEWS)

Police have said a report of a hostage situation at a Melbourne apartment building was a false alarm. Full story »


Questions raised about safety of sunken WA trawler

The vessel, named Returner, had been expected to arrive at Point Samson near Karratha on July 15 2015. (AAP)

A friend involved in the search to find three missing fishermen, says he was frustrated police withheld information from him and their families, who were trying to help find their sunken trawler. Full story »


Police officer and local dad hailed as heroes for saving drowning boys

A young boy has described his harrowing ordeal after being rescued from a potentially deadly rip on the NSW Central Coast.  Full story »


Fishermen spend hours clinging to upturned boat after capsize in rough seas

Two south Sydney fishermen are warning others not to make the same mistake after they were flung from their boat in rough seas almost two nautical miles off Cronulla Beach. Full story »

Flood-hit New Zealand braces for more rain

Flood-hit New Zealanders have been warned to expect more wild weather today, after a deluge forced evacuations and emergency declarations in parts of South Island. Full story »


Bus carrying skiers from Perisher snowfields catches fire

Passengers on a bus travelling from New South Wales’ Perisher snowfields have narrowly escaped injury after their burst into flames.  Full story »


Firefighters revive unresponsive dog pulled from burning building

A family have been reunited with their pet dog, after firefighters pulled the pooch from a burning building and revived it. Full story »


Elderly Sydney brother killed and another injured by out-of-control truck

An 82-year-old man has died and his 75-year-old brother-in-law is fighting for life, after they were hit by a truck in a Sydney yard.  Full story »


Aussie couple's Greek honeymoon rocked by earthquake months after Cyclone Debbie washed out their wedding

A honeymooning Australian couple are safe after an earthquake rocked Greece, just months after Cyclone Debbie washed out their wedding. Full story »


Teen charged over ‘deliberately planted’ syringe at Coles supermarket

Police have charged a 14-year-old boy after two children were pricked by a syringe at a Coles supermarket in Melbourne’s north. Full story »


Plane weaves between traffic to land on busy highway

A small plane has surprised motorists as it made an emergency landing on a Long Island highway. Full story »


'That thing is a beast': Mick Fanning pulled from shark-infested waters

Fanning was attacked by a shark at the same location two years ago. Full story »


Boy dies after being struck by car in Sydney

A three-year-old boy has died after he was hit by a car while walking with his mother in Sydney’s north-west this afternoon. Full story »


Grenfell Tower survivor tells of desperate escape plan from 14th floor

A survivor of the Grenfell Tower fire in London has described the sheer ferocity of the inferno and how he came up with a plan to escape with his daughter and partner from their 14th floor apartment. Full story »

Queensland's Princess Alexandra hospital confirmed to have combustible cladding

Princess Alexandra Hospital. (9NEWS)

It has been confirmed cladding on one of Queensland's biggest hospitals is combustible, following testing prompted by the Grenfell Tower blaze. Full story »


Flash flooding sends torrents of water sweeping through Cornish village

Violent storms in the coastal English town of Coverack in Cornwall has led to flash flooding, prompting dozens of homes to be evacuated. Full story »


Aussie firefighters fly to Canada to help battle wildfires

Dozens of Australian firefighters are jetting to Canada today to assist with out-of-control wildfires burning in British Columbia.

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Elderly man dies after re-entering burning Sydney home

A man's body has been found inside a home after a ferocious blaze in St Ives. (9NEWS)

An 81-year-old man has been found dead after fire ripped through his house in Sydney's Upper North Shore. Full story »


Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits between Alaska and Russia

The earthquake struck near the far western tip of Alaska. (USGS)
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.4 has hit Alaska, the US Geological Survey says. Full story »