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NZ rescuers to look for volcano bodies

Rescuers will attempt to retrieve the bodies of six Australians left behind on ash-covered White Island while the death toll from the New Zealand volcanic eruption continues to mount.

Volcano survivors airlifted to NSW, Vic

Seven Australian survivors of the massive volcanic eruption in New Zealand have been airlifted to burns units in NSW and Victoria with more on the way.

Weinstein in tentative $US25m settlement

Harvey Weinstein and his bankrupt film studio have reached a tentative $US25 million ($A36.7 million) settlement with dozens of women who accused him of sexual misconduct, The New York Times says, citing lawyers involved.

Seven Australians confirmed dead in NZ

A trio of friends, a football loving dad and an adventurous mother and daughter are among seven Australians identified as victims of the White Island volcanic eruption in New Zealand.

More than 720 NSW homes destroyed by fire

NSW firefighters have worked to take advantage of easing conditions as dozens of blazes continue burning throughout the state and more than 720 homes confirmed destroyed this bushfire season.

US gunmen 'targeted Jewish grocery'

Police in the New York metropolitan area have been put on high alert to protect Jewish neighbourhoods after an hours-long gunbattle with two men around a Jersey City kosher market that killed six people.