Our holiday with Cyclone Debbie


They hoped for lazing by the pool and beach action. Cyclones named Debbie weren't part of the plan.

Storm heading for Sydney video

Rain and damaging winds are forecast for Sydney for Thursday.

Remnants of Cyclone Debbie, bolstered by arriving front, to batter city with damaging winds and heavy rain.

Host sacked for 'gay' comment

Mark Latham has come under fire for speculating that a student involved in a video about International Women's Day was "gay".

Former leader of Australia's Labor Party dismissed as TV commentator after calling a teenager "gay".

No engine failure before crash

The plane was bound for King Island when it smashed into the roof of an airport shopping centre.

Both engines on a light plane that crashed into an Aussie mall appeared to have been working before impact.

Debbie's trail of destruction video

Wind and rain lashes Airlie Beach as Cyclone Debbie blows in.

Cyclone Debbie leaves properties damaged and people seriously injured across north Queensland

Baby born during Cyclone Debbie

Paramedics with the mother who delivered a baby girl at Cannonvale ambulance station in the Whitsundays during Cyclone ...

A massive storm may have been slamming Queensland, but that wasn't going to stop baby Billiana from making her appearance.

Shark surprises swimmers

Rescuers secure the juvenile shark before releasing it into the water.

They'd just finished their early morning laps when a visitor was spotted in the Sydney ocean pool.

The small town in Debbie's sights video

Fifteen hundred people call Collinsville home, including Jim Nugent from the Collinsville Food Store.

Only 1500 people live in Collinsville, and they've been told there is no time to escape from their first category 2 cyclone.

Daylight will reveal Debbie's carnage video

Shute Harbour, near Airlie Beach, was a scene of devastation after Cyclone Debbie. Photo: Twitter @JessMillward9

Roofs have been wrenched from buildings and trees torn out of the ground but only daylight will reveal the full extent of Cyclone Debbie's wrath.

Police officer's rude Facebook post

The Facebook post mocking an alleged offender was on the network for over three hours.

Aussie cop comes under fire for calling a suspect a "cerebrally challenged waste of skin".

Live: Day after Debbie

The cyclone flipped a plane over at Bowen Airport in Queensland.

Police rescue two sailors, as flash floods and storms hamper relief efforts.

Kiwis brace for cyclone video

The couple have received an evacuation pack from the authorities on Hamilton Island.

A Wellington couple holidaying on Australia's Hamilton Island care "bunkering down" as the storm hits.

Australia's own Jurassic Park

Dinosaurs like these sauropods once used to roam Australia.

Bathtub-size foot print from a long-necked dinosaur unearthed in the land Down Under.

Mine takes in cyclone evacuees

Resolute Mining has invited locals sheltering from  Cyclone Debbie to hunker down at its Ravenswood camp site.

Queensland gold mine invites locals to seek shelter at its on-site camp.

Thousands flee as cyclone nears

North Queensland is bracing for tropical cyclone Debbie.

Thousands have evacuated from the path of Cyclone Debbie, which is expected to smash into the coast of Queensland.

Cyclone Debbie from above

Cyclone Debbie hits the Queensland coast.

Video from space shows the scale of Cyclone Debbie as it approaches the Australian mainland.

Cyclones: All you need to know video

North Queensland is bracing for tropical cyclone Debbie.

How destructive are they? How do they get their names? Here's what you need to know about cyclones.

Australian's death by vodka

Luxury seaside villa Peppers Seminyak in Bali.

Bali police investigating death of Australian woman at a luxury villa in Bali after vodka binge.

Cyclone Debbie: Storm tide fear video

Cyclone Debbie is now a category 3 storm and likely to strengthen further.

Huge storm surge that can inundate low-lying coastal regions the biggest threat.

'Radical' new asthma treatment

The study used fibre supplements to change the composition of bacteria in the gut.

New approach to asthma treatment that targets diet changes described as "world first".

One dead in Cyclone Debbie

Cyclone Debbie closes in on north Queensland on Monday morning.

Category 3 storm claims its first life on Monday, after woman dies in two-car crash in Queensland.

Woman attacked with axe at mall

Police cordoned off some five stores, and established a crime scene, after the axe attack.

Woman struck "multiple times" after being chased by a person at a shopping centre in Australia.

Kids saved mum from gun-toting ex

Four members of the Caulfield family will receive Australian Bravery Awards in 2017.

When an Australian woman's ex-husband broke in and shot her, her kids sprang into action with incredible bravery.

Evacuations ahead of Cyclone Debbie video

A council worker helps sandbag a Surf Lifesaving building in Townsville, Australia.

Evacuations underway in Australia as Cyclone Debbie surges towards northern Queensland.

Australia's military deal with Saudi

Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne meets with Crown Prince Mutain bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud in Riyadh ...

But the Australian government is refusing to release details of the approved military sales, citing commercial-in-confidence rules.

Hanson: 'Vaccinate' against Islam

Pauline Hanson wanted #Pray4MuslimBan to be used in place of the #PrayForLondon hashtag.

Australian politician goes full "bat poo crazy", calling religion a disease as she reacts to London terror.

Epic neighbours at war battle video

The staircase that launched 1000 arguments... Harry Magiros says the work was fully approved.

Neighbours logged 1140 complaints with Sydney council. It all began with a staircase

Sawfish surprises with 'stealth killer' snout video

The dynamics of the sawfish's astounding sword-like weapon make it one of nature's deadliest stealth predators, new ...

Scientists' assumptions about astounding sword-like snout were wrong - it's every fish's worst nightmare.

Mum's plea to find treasured gift

Bryn Peden was planning to move to Canberra with his wife and two sons when tragedy struck last year.

Braxton Peden, 3, lost his father Bryn in an accident near Canberra a year ago. Now he's also lost his most prized gift from his dad.

$200 fine for jet ski death

Emily Jayne Collie was holidaying in Thailand with her partner.

Australian man given suspended sentence over girlfriend's death in jet ski accident in Thailand.

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