A 21-year-old British woman has been killed, and another British man severely injured, following a stabbing, at a backpackers’ hostel, in Australia.
A pickup truck has crashed into a cafe in a remote town in northeastern Australia, sparking a gas explosion, triggering a fire and injuring at least 19 people.
Five people have died during flash flooding in southeast Queensland, following torrential rain in the Australia’s east coast.
An Australian man who was killed while fighting Islamic State militants in northern Syria has been named as Ashley Kent Johnston, believed to be the first Westerner killed in fighting.
Eight children have been found dead, and a woman suffering from stab wounds, in a house in the northern Australian city of Cairns.