They hoped for lazing by the pool and beach action. Cyclones named Debbie weren't part of the plan.
Remnants of Cyclone Debbie, bolstered by arriving front, to batter city with damaging winds and heavy rain.
Former leader of Australia's Labor Party dismissed as TV commentator after calling a teenager "gay".
Both engines on a light plane that crashed into an Aussie mall appeared to have been working before impact.
Cyclone Debbie leaves properties damaged and people seriously injured across north Queensland
A massive storm may have been slamming Queensland, but that wasn't going to stop baby Billiana from making her appearance.
They'd just finished their early morning laps when a visitor was spotted in the Sydney ocean pool.
Only 1500 people live in Collinsville, and they've been told there is no time to escape from their first category 2 cyclone.
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.
Aussie cop comes under fire for calling a suspect a "cerebrally challenged waste of skin".
Police rescue two sailors, as flash floods and storms hamper relief efforts.
A Wellington couple holidaying on Australia's Hamilton Island care "bunkering down" as the storm hits.
Bathtub-size foot print from a long-necked dinosaur unearthed in the land Down Under.
Queensland gold mine invites locals to seek shelter at its on-site camp.
Thousands have evacuated from the path of Cyclone Debbie, which is expected to smash into the coast of Queensland.
Video from space shows the scale of Cyclone Debbie as it approaches the Australian mainland.
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Bali police investigating death of Australian woman at a luxury villa in Bali after vodka binge.
Huge storm surge that can inundate low-lying coastal regions the biggest threat.
New approach to asthma treatment that targets diet changes described as "world first".
Category 3 storm claims its first life on Monday, after woman dies in two-car crash in Queensland.
Woman struck "multiple times" after being chased by a person at a shopping centre in Australia.
When an Australian woman's ex-husband broke in and shot her, her kids sprang into action with incredible bravery.
Evacuations underway in Australia as Cyclone Debbie surges towards northern Queensland.
But the Australian government is refusing to release details of the approved military sales, citing commercial-in-confidence rules.
Australian politician goes full "bat poo crazy", calling religion a disease as she reacts to London terror.
Neighbours logged 1140 complaints with Sydney council. It all began with a staircase
Scientists' assumptions about astounding sword-like snout were wrong - it's every fish's worst nightmare.
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.
Australian man given suspended sentence over girlfriend's death in jet ski accident in Thailand.