The Australian share market plummets by more than 100 points in early trade after the United States and China ramped up their trade war over the weekend.
The UK Prime Minister returns from an early morning dip in the Atlantic Ocean invigorated about delivering Brexit, despite also injecting doubt by saying hopes for a deal before the October deadline are "touch and go".
High levels of dust in a central Queensland town have been attributed to lower-than-average rainfall, but residents say more needs to be done to ensure it isn't coming from nearby mining operations.
Authorities are trying to find a 59-year-old man buried under soil and rock after a wall collapsed at a manganese mine in the central Northern Territory.
Two US officials say Donald Trump's delegation has been irked by Emmanuel Macron's focus of the G7 meeting on "niche issues" at the expense of the global economy, as the French President sets the agenda to the environment, gender equality and education.
Not many music festivals would encourage fans to get naked for their events, but the Gympie Music Muster in south-east Queensland is doing just that.
It's a surprise to be sure, but a welcome one. Ewan McGregor will reprise his role from the Star Wars prequel trilogy for a new TV series airing on Disney's yet-to-launch streaming service.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro authorises the use of the military to battle massive fires sweeping across parts of the Amazon as US President Donald Trump also offers his assistance.