At least 81 homes have been destroyed in the out-of-control bushfire at the Perth Hills on the eastern fringes of Australia’s fourth-biggest city.
Around 150 firefighters were expected to work overnight into Sunday to bring the 80-100 hectare blaze under control, says the Department of Fire and Emergency Services District.
An Australian woman sentenced to death for drug-trafficking in Malaysia was acquitted, after the Federal Court in Kuala Lumpur quashed her earlier conviction by a lower court.
Roger Federer took the honours in the much-anticipated mixed doubles clash with fellow great Serena Williams in what the latter described as the "match of her career" at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia.
Leading the series 2-1 after the 137-run thrashing of Tim Paine's depleted Australia in Melbourne on Sunday, Virat Kohli's team are in the box seat to shrug off the nation's history of underachievement Down Under.
With the launch of the world's third longest scheduled passenger flight, here is a brief look at some of the those that span the globe.
Paceman Pat Cummins led the Australian offensive in Sydney with four wickets for 39 to finish man-of-the-match and the leading wicket taker in the series with 23.
Australia beats England by an innings and 41 runs in the third test in Perth on Monday. For the third time in four series 'down under' the Australians polished off England at the earliest opportunity.
Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov beat the previous record of 13.5 days set in 2002 by the late Steve Fossett.
Australia announces an Australian aid worker has been kidnapped by armed men in Afghanistan.
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