Anderson set to miss Bangladesh tour
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Anderson set to miss Bangladesh tour
Victoria Police have released images of the area they are searching for missing campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay after a man was charged with their murders. Read more.
When Pat Shannon was contacted by the Australian army to ask if he was related to Peter Shannon, a shearer-turned-soldier who died in the trenches during World War I, he was absolutely positive he couldn't be.The self-professed family historian from New Ross, Ireland had been fascinated by his family tree since he was a boy and was convinced he knew all the Shannons in the small town, dating back for generations.
At least two people have been killed and 16 others injured in western Niger when protesters clashed with a French military convoy they blocked after it crossed the border from Burkina Faso, the local mayor says.The armoured vehicles and logistics trucks had crossed the border on Friday after being blocked in Burkina Faso for a week by demonstrations there against French forces' failure to stop mounting violence by Islamist militants.
Advisers to the World Health Organisation are holding a special session to flesh out information about a worrying new variant of the coronavirus that has been detected in South Africa, though a top expert says its impact on COVID-19 vaccines may not be known for weeks.The technical advisory group on the evolution of COVID-19 was meeting virtually on Friday to discuss the so-called B.
A new parcel facility has been set up by Australia Post in southeast Sydney to keep up with record demand following Black Friday sales and in the lead up to Christmas.The 20,000 square metre facility in Botany is capable of processing more than 100,000 parcels daily, bringing Australia Post's total processing capacity in NSW to almost 1.
Holden's treatment of its dealers as it withdrew from the Australian car market "has done much to damage the General Motors brand" but the company has escaped further action by the nation's consumer watchdog.The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says after a lengthy investigation into Holden's conduct it will not pursue the issue, partly so as not to prejudice private legal action being taken by some dealers.
The 53 dogs were assessed by rescuers and one arrest was made following a raid in Java, Indonesia. Source: Humane Society International
Hundreds of environmental protesters have blocked major roads in Serbia to protest against new laws they say will give free rein to foreign mining companies.Serbia's government has offered mineral resources to companies including Chinese copper miner Zijin and Australia's Rio Tinto, but green activists say the projects would pollute land and water in the Balkan nation.
South Africa say it is being punished for its advanced ability to detect new COVID-19 variants early, as travel bans and restrictions imposed because of the new Omicron variant threaten to harm tourism and other sectors of the economy.South Africa has some of the world's top epidemiologists and scientists, who have managed to detect emerging coronavirus variants and their mutations early on in their life cycle.
The shopper shared her bargain buy, but not everyone was convinced that it was a good deal. Read more to find out why.
The federal government has announced new measures to protect Australia from the new Omicron Covid-19 strain. Read more.
A court in Siberia has remanded five people in custody for two months to face charges related to a mining accident that killed more than 50 people this week.Three managers of the Listvyazhnaya mine, including its director, were ordered to remain in custody until late January for flouting industrial safety standards, a spokesperson for the Russian regional prosecutor's office said.
The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has probably arrived in Germany, a minister in the western state of Hesse says, after mutations were found in a passenger arriving from South Africa."Last night several Omicron-typical mutations were found in a traveller returning from South Africa," tweeted Kai Klose, social affairs minister in Hesse, home to Frankfurt airport, Germany's biggest hub and one of Europe's busiest airports.
An evacuation order has been issued to residents of towns along the Hunter River in NSW as rising floodwaters threaten power and water services.People along within the Whittingham, Scotts Flat, Glenridding, Dunolly and Combo areas had to evacuate the high danger area by 7pm on Saturday, the State Emergency Service said.
The little boy had a bad rash and was losing his hair. Here's why a trip to the countryside may have caused it.
The UK, Germany and Italy have detected cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced new steps to contain the virus, while more nations impose restrictions on travel from southern Africa.The discovery of the variant has sparked global concern, a wave of travel bans or curbs and a sell-off on financial markets on Friday as investors worried that Omicron could stall a global recovery from the nearly two-year pandemic.
It comes as Defence Minister Peter Dutton delivered one of his strongest warnings yet about China's threat to Australia. Read more.
The ACT has recorded another single-digit day of new COVID-19 cases, with eight infections detected in the past reporting period.It comes as the territory government declared six new local council areas in NSW and Victoria as high-risk areas, the new designation coming into effect at 11.
Israel is set to ban the entry of all foreigners into the country, making it the first country to shut its borders completely in response to the potentially more contagious Omicron coronavirus variant.It also says it will reintroduce counter-terrorism phone-tracking technology in order to contain the spread of the variant.