Switzerland has announced tighter restrictions to tackle a second coronavirus wave hitting the country, including a nation-wide obligation to wear masks and a ban on large scale public gatherings.
VICTORIA'S PATHWAY OUT OF LOCKDOWN:The state government has mapped a new pathway out of lockdown for metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria that depends on stamping out COVID-19 cases in the community that have an unknown source.
Melburnians are a little closer to 'COVID normal' with the freedom to travel 25km from home and enjoy unlimited time outdoors under relaxed restrictions to begin on Monday.
A man is in serious condition in hospital after being stabbed in the head during a fight at a southwestern Sydney motor inn.
NSW has recorded just one new locally-transmitted case of COVID-19, with a coronavirus cluster in southwest Sydney's Oran Park growing to 19.
A unlicensed driver will face court accused of trying to outrun a South Australian police helicopter, after crashing into a car yard while swerving to avoid road spikes.
A woman has been found dead near a car parked suspiciously off a Gold Coast highway.
French police are questioning nine people in custody after a suspected Islamist sympathiser beheaded a school teacher in broad daylight on the street in a Paris suburb, police sources say.
An emergency declaration has been revoked in the northern Brisbane suburb of Sandgate after police investigated a suspicious device and found it to be inactive.
Jacinda Ardern has won a historic victory in the New Zealand election, securing a thumping mandate and, likely, a parliamentary majority for Labour's second term.