Police say an explosion that left a crater roughly 20 metres wide in western Ghana killed at least 13 people.
Cooper Inveen and Christian Akorlie
Australia’s peak emergency services union has called on the government to set a date to re-open the border, insisting Emergency Departments need ‘certainty’ to prepare for Omicron.
Officials in Liberia say at least 29 people in Liberia have died in a stampede of worshippers at a Christian ceremony.
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A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car in Shenton Park on Wednesday night.
An electrical fault sparked a frightening house fire in Perth’s western suburbs on Wednesday night.
Four people, including an 11-year-old boy, have been rescued after their boat flipped along Perth’s northern coastline.
West Australian authorities have downgraded an emergency warning for an out-of-control bushfire in the Wheatbelt town of York.
The transport safety regulator has released its first report into a fatal crash involving a light plane in northern NSW, with no cause yet identified.
The cleanup of ash covering Tonga's airport runway will allow Australian air force planes to deliver emergency aid for victims of the eruption and tsunami.
Dominic Giannini and Andrew Brown
The fire caused the roof of the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home to collapse.
A volunteer firefighter from Wooroloo has been charged with lighting nine fires, including one that burnt down a home just a day after Christmas.
Sri Lankan authorities are set to cordon off a huge rubbish dump following the deaths of several elephants suspected of having eaten plastic material.
An underwater volcano eruption near Tonga has sparked a tsunami warning for parts of Australia’s east coast.
A toddler has been killed after she was hit by a car in the driveway of her Broome family home on Friday evening.
South West locals kept from their homes by a ‘suspicious’ blaze which tore through more than 200 hectares of bushland in the Meelup Regional Park have finally been able to return to their properties.
Electricity is being restored after a power outage affected vast parts of Kenya, an electricity distribution company says.
Hundreds of residents were rescued from Bunker Bay and Eagle Bay by fire crews on Tuesday afternoon, taken in convoy to an evacuation centre.
Residents who were forced to flee their homes as an out-of-control bushfire raged towards them, have spoken of the traumatic moment they were told to pack up and leave.
One home has been damaged and dozens of tourists have fled to evacuation centres as a massive bushfire continues to burn in WA’s South West.
WA’s Police Commissioner has described an out-of-control bushfire ravaging a South West tourist hotspot as ‘very serious’, warning a change in conditions could worsen the blaze.
A massive blaze threatening one of the South West’s tourist hotspots is encroaching on local wineries and venues, and has trapped residents and holiday-makers in the Eagle Bay area.
Brianna Dugan and Daryna Zadvirna
Increased workloads, limited local volunteers and high demand have left Harvey’s St John Ambulance service looking towards the town’s residents for help
A body has been found by police during the search for a missing man in a West Australian national park.
The death toll has risen to 10 after a column of rocks crashed over motor boats visiting a waterfall in southeastern Brazil.
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