More snow is expected to fall on Hawaii mountaintops as a winter storm warning goes into effect. Hawaii News Now reports up to 30cm more of snow could fall. A previous warning was lifted at the weekend for a storm system. The summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island are closed amid icy, windy, hazardous conditions.

The president of the European Parliament says left-leaning candidate Alexander Van der Bellen's victory in Austria marks a defeat for "anti-European, backward-looking populism".

Several Victorians suffered breathing difficulties as thunderstorms swept across the state for the second time in a fortnight. And Queensland's heatwave is set to continue with sweltering temperatures forecast for much of the state's southwest and interior through the early part of this week.

Recovery teams have found 24 bodies in the charred ruins of an Oakland, California, loft building after a fire broke out during a weekend dance party, and the death toll is expected to rise, authorities say.

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Military veterans started to gather today near the main Dakota Access pipeline protest camp, where they'll join the several hundred people who are against the four-state, US$3.8 billion project that's largely complete.

One of the three women killed in a shooting in Imatra in southeast Finland was the chair of the town council and the two others were local reporters, police say, adding that a male suspect has been arrested.

Former leader Fidel Castro's ashes were interred in a private ceremony in Cuba, ending nine days of mourning.

At least 12 people, including nine members of a children's acrobatics team, were killed and 20 people were injured in a road collision in eastern Siberia.

Chaos erupted in eastern Mosul when hundreds of civilians overwhelmed aid trucks distributing food and water.

The Philippine Vice-President Leni Robredo said hat she will resign her Cabinet post, citing "major differences in principles and values" with President Rodrigo Duterte

- agencies