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Rain, winds lash NSW as temperature drops

NSW residents are in for a week of wild weather, with heavy rain and flash flooding, gale-force winds, cold temperatures and hazardous surf conditions expected to plague the coast.

Qld bomb hoax man 'warned of snake venom'

A knife-wielding man wore spiked armbands he claimed were tipped with snake venom when he chased his estranged wife through Brisbane airport before pulling a fake bomb from a suitcase.

Australia Post culture under investigation

Australia Post will face a one-month investigation examining the organisation's gift and expense culture after watches worth almost $20,000 were handed to senior executives.

US sees highest number of new virus cases

The United States has seen its highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the past two days, keeping the pandemic a top election issue as Vice President Mike Pence travels the country to campaign despite close aides testing positive.

Rule-easing pause over Melbourne outbreak

Frustrated Melbourne residents must wait another 24 to 48 hours before likely getting the all-clear to take significant steps out of COVID-19 lockdown, with health authorities sweating on an outbreak in the city's north.

More medicines added to PBS: Hunt

The Morrison government is investing more than $86 million over the next four years to provide greater access to life saving medicines for Multiple Sclerosis suffers and for those with various forms of cancer.

US virus deaths 'could hit 500,000' by Feb

The US death toll from COVID-19 could surpass 500,000 by February unless nearly all Americans wear face masks, according to researchers, as the country broke its daily record for new infections.

No new NSW local cases, restrictions ease

NSW has recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as more people are permitted to come together for worship, in hospitality venues and outside at gatherings.