A major push is on to give land status to a sandbank which has become a tourist attraction and a roosting spot for migratory birds.
Guests staying at a Sri Lankan hotel had to contend with an unexpected guest when a wild elephant took a stroll through the lobby.
Australia will hire international celebrities and reality TV stars to promote fire-affected communities and reboot the damaged tourism industry.
Some shops on the NSW south coast have already gone bust after the bushfires - and more could also be financially ruined if tourists do not return soon.
The bushfire crisis could cost Australia's tourism industry $1 billion according to one industry leader who says many businesses may be unable to recover.
Steve Price has become the centre of a Twitter storm after saying he’s sick of “that woman” Jacinda Ardern during a puzzling argument.