Well-known outback pilot Dick Lang and his son, Adelaide surgeon Clayton Lang, have died in the Kangaroo Island bushfire after their car was trapped by flames.
A NSW police officer has been injured and vehicles damaged by a large crowd who threw rocks and bottles near a hotel just outside Canberra.
Police are patrolling bushfire-ravaged towns in NSW after reports of looters targeting vulnerable properties.
A man has died crossing a road in northern NSW an hour after talking to police, sparking a critical incident investigation.
A man and woman armed with a metal pole have held up a grocery store in rural south Queensland.
The United States has killed Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force and architect of Iran's spreading military influence in the Middle East, in an air strike on Friday at Baghdad airport, the Pentagon and Iran say.
People and property on South Australia's Kangaroo Island are under immediate threat with only two towns listed as places of safety for local residents as a major bushfire continues to rage out of control.
More than one thousand people and their pets stranded at Mallacoota in Victoria's east have been bundled onto naval ships and taken to safety.
Temperatures surpassing 40C are set to combine with dry lightning strikes and wind to add to NSW's bushfire nightmare over the weekend.
Men with testicular cancer could be spared some of the side effects of chemotherapy with new research suggesting their treatment could be halved.