A Hobart woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a freight train.
Police are investigating whether a 19-year-old driver was racing another car before he fatally smashed through a brick wall in Perth.
A person found dead in the landing gear of a plane in the Netherlands is believed to have died from a lack of oxygen.
General Motors says 15 employees have been sacked after a delayed recall of cars with a defective ignition problem but says there is no "cover-up".
The pilot of a US military jet that crashed into a residential area has escaped unharmed, with no civilian casualties on the ground.
A fire in a residential neighborhood on New York's Staten Island has injured 34 people, authorities said Thursday.
The body of another victim of South Korea's ferry sinking has been recovered kilometres away from where the vessel sank.
A US study has found hurricanes named after women kill twice as many people as those named after men.
A Marine jet crashed into a residential area in a Southern California desert community Wednesday, exploding and setting two homes on fire.
Health authorities are worried about dengue fever outbreaks in two north Queensland towns and are trying to stop them spreading.
The Canadian city of Moncton is in lockdown as police search for the man they believe shot three Mounted Police.