Tiny town slammed by applications for free land

A town in the Australian Outback hoped its offer of free residential land to anyone who would make it their home might attract five new families to the remote community of 800. But authorities have been overwhelmed by more than 250 inquiries in less than two weeks.

Freak storm dumps giant hail on Australia

New South Wales emergency services launched a “large-scale multi-agency response” after a supercell storm hit parts of the state’s North Coast on October 20.