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Aussie harassed in India over Hindu tattoo
Isolation periods for COVID-positive patients won't be reduced, following discussions on workforce constraints at the latest national cabinet meeting.The prime minister, along with state and territory leaders, agreed the seven-day isolation period won't be lowered further to five days, as has been done in other countries.
The first aircraft carrying humanitarian supplies has arrived in Tonga, five days after the South Pacific island nation was hit by a volcanic eruption and tsunami that devastated communities and spoiled drinking water.A Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules landed in Tonga's Fua'amotu International Airport on Thursday, a defence spokesperson said, after a blanket of volcanic ash was cleared off the runway.
Police searched the Corowa home around 10pm on Wednesday after concerns were raised about the child's welfare. Find out more.
An Australian firm has announced a partnership with a global leader in encryption technology to roll out the nation's first sovereign quantum encryption service.AUCloud is one of a handful of companies trusted by governments worldwide to host secure sovereign cloud services.
The federal health department has categorically denied claims the Commonwealth was requisitioning rapid antigen tests from businesses.It comes as Health Minister Greg Hunt revealed he had asked the consumer watchdog to investigate claims made by businesses of testing kits being seized.
Afghanistan's acting prime minister, Mullah Hasan Akhund, has called for international governments to officially recognise the country's Taliban administration, saying all conditions had been met."I ask all governments, especially Islamic countries, that they should start recognition," Akhund said at a news conference in Kabul in his first major public broadcast appearance since he assumed the role in September.
The Liberal National Party say they received "deeply concerning" feedback about a southeast Queensland hospital before a young COVID-19 victim's parents reportedly lodged a formal complaint against the institution.Lachlan Moore, 28, is Queensland's youngest COVID-19 fatality.
Heartbreaking images reveal the impact of an oil spill in Peru blamed on tsunami waves disrupting an oil tanker. Find out more.
A man accused of stealing 42,000 rapid antigen tests and boxes of face masks has received bail in Sydney after turning himself in following a police raid on storage units in the city's south.The supplies, worth at least $500,000, were uncovered in two Rosebery storage units on Wednesday afternoon about 24 hours after going missing from a Botany freight depot.
There has now been 93 deaths reported in just the past 72 hours in NSW. Find out more from the latest Covid data.
More than 70 theatres, museums and concert halls in the Netherlands have opened their doors in light-hearted defiance of the country's anti-coronavirus regulations, repurposing each venue to highlight the inconsistency of the rules.Some stages were transformed into hairdressing salons while others became yoga studios for the day in a protest action called Hair Salon Theatre, the brainchild of the well-known Dutch actor and cabaret artist Diederik Ebbinge.
A nurse in Italy was caught giving out fake Covid-19 vaccinations after police set up a hidden camera. See the footage the police shared.
Chinese forces followed and warned away a US warship which entered waters near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, the country's military says, in the latest uptick in tensions in the disputed waterway.The Southern Theatre Command of the People's Liberation Army said the USS Benfold "illegally" sailed into Chinese territorial waters without permission, violating the country's sovereignty, and that Chinese naval and air forces tracked the ship.
Woolies has shared reusable bag tips that customers say will make shopping a whole lot easier. Find out how.
As he was being pulled out to sea he could hear his son calling him from the shore – but he made the heartbreaking decision to stay quiet and drift away. FInd out why.
Suicides by Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people rose by 75 per cent in 2021.In a new report released on Thursday, the Coroners Court of Victoria revealed 35 deaths by suicide in 2021, compared to 20 the year before.
Tasmania has recorded 1185 new COVID-19 infections as the "managed outbreak" at a hospital now includes eight patients and two staff.The medical ward has been locked down at the Latrobe-based Mersey Community Hospital with no more admissions, visitors or transfers allowed, Tasmania's Chief Medical Officer Tony Lawler said on Wednesday.
A South Australian woman jailed for taking steps to join the terror group Islamic State has not fully acknowledged her offending and remains a "vulnerable person, susceptible to adverse and destructive influences", a court has ruled.In December, the Federal Court confirmed a control order on Zainab Abdirahman-Khalif which limits her movements and activities.
West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has broken his promise to reopen the state's borders next month, claiming it would be "reckless and irresponsible" to do so given the surge in Omicron COVID-19 cases across the country.Mr McGowan announced the extraordinary backflip during a late-night press conference on Thursday, saying the state's hard borders will remain in place indefinitely.
Jacinda Ardern has pledged rapid antigen tests will be free, warning New Zealanders to brace themselves for new daily COVID-19 case records when Omicron runs loose in the community.After a summer free of the ultra-transmissible variant, health authorities fear an outbreak may be around the corner.