Victoria's domestic travel permit system has ended, with anyone from Australian states and territories permitted to enter regardless of their vaccination status.
Genesis Owusu has emerged as the breakout ARIA Awards winner, claiming four music industry gongs.
The US Department of Defence says it will establish a new group to investigate reports on the presence of UFOs in restricted airspace.
New Zealanders in Australia will be able to skip quarantine from early next year as NZ takes baby steps to dismantle its hard border.
Australian meteorologists have declared a La Nina weather event is now under way, with the country's wettest spring in 10 years to continue into summer.
US space agency NASA is preparing to launch a satellite that will deliberately crash into an asteroid, aiming to alter its course in the first mission of its kind.
The man accused of deliberately driving his car into a Christmas parade near Milwaukee, killing five people and injuring dozens, was out on bail from a domestic abuse case and was suspected in another violent altercation earlier that day.
At least five people are dead and more than 40 injured, many of them children, after an SUV sped through barricades and into a Christmas parade in the US state of Wisconsin.
Visa holders will be allowed to come back to Australia as early as next week, after the government cleared the way for skilled workers and students to return.
Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai's video call with the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) does not address or alleviate the Women's Tennis Association's concern about her well-being, the WTA says.