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Austrian MPs have passed a bill making COVID-19 vaccinations compulsory while authorities in France and Israel have announced an easing of pandemic restrictions.Lawmakers in Austria's lower house of parliament voted 137 to 33 to approve the mandate, which will apply to all residents of Austria aged 18 and over from February 1.
Berlin is ruling out arms deliveries to Ukraine in the stand-off with Russia for now, German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht says, a few days after Britain started supplying Kyiv with anti-tank weapons.A bipartisan group of US senators also promised weapons to Ukraine, which could include missiles, small arms and boats, to help the country defend itself from a potential invasion amid a Russian military build-up on its borders.
New online safety measures to protect Australians on the internet will come into force this weekend, giving the national regulator more powers to take action against abuse.From Sunday, the eSafety commissioner will be able to compel tech companies to consistently report how they are responding to online harm.
A man has been charged by West Australian police with allegedly detonating a homemade bomb on a busy street in Perth's inner-north.Police say the improvised explosive device was ignited in an area between two restaurants on Newcastle Street in Leederville about 1.
GettyImagesA geopolitical earthquake could begin within weeks. As a string of bilateral crisis talks predictably falter, further military aggression by Russia against Ukraine seems all too probable. If this comes to pass, the shock waves will likely be fast, wide and highly disruptive, potentially activating “tripwires” in the global security environment far beyond the edge of Europe. Aotearoa New Zealand’s geographical distance will be no defence against the rolling consequences of a protracted
The Omicron wave gripping Victoria is costing its economy $30 million a week, a fraction of the losses felt by the state during last year's sixth lockdown.Treasurer Tim Pallas on Friday revealed the Victorian economy is faring much better in the so-called "shadow lockdown" than it did amid the previous Delta wave.
Nathan Zamprogno taught across Sydney's private Christian schools for 20 years, but he says once a school discovered his sexuality, he was sacked."When I was challenged about my sexuality, I answered honestly and I was told there was no place for me at the school the following year - the connection was crystal clear," he said.
Four people have been arrested after allegedly snatching a four-year-old girl from a Sydney street and going on the run with her for two hours.Police were called after the child was taken from outside a property in Stanhope Gardens, in the city's northwest, about 12.
Retired general Yair Golan spent a significant part of his military career serving in the occupied West Bank, protecting Jewish settlements. Today, he is one of their most vocal critics.
South Australian firefighters have warned of chronic under-resourcing within the service, which they say is putting the state and lives at risk at the worst possible time of the year.United Firefighters Union of South Australia Secretary Max Adlam says under-resourcing has stretched the Metropolitan Fire Service's ability to respond to breaking point, with a significant number of trucks approaching or beyond their useful life.
Australia will accept a negative rapid antigen test from international arrivals with 24-hours of the flights departure, scrapping the requirement for a PCR test.The changes will come into effect from 1am on Sunday in a move that is consistent with domestic measures that accept RATs as a diagnostic tool.
Health Minister Greg Hunt has likened claims rapid antigen tests were being requisitioned to the Commonwealth to a scam, as police lead a new crackdown on price gouging for the tests.Mr Hunt slapped down allegations rapid tests were being diverted from the Queensland government or from businesses.
Justin Stein has been charged with murdering Charlise Mutten. His mum has spoken about her son as he prepares to face court.
A judge in Texas has ruled that President Joe Biden could not require federal employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and blocked the US government from disciplining employees who failed to comply.It was the latest setback to White House efforts to require various groups of American workers to get vaccinated.
Austria's lower house of parliament has passed a bill making COVID-19 vaccinations compulsory for adults as of February 1, bringing Austria closer to introducing the first such sweeping coronavirus vaccine mandate in the European Union.Faced with a stubbornly high number of vaccine holdouts and a surge in infections, the government said in November it was planning the mandate.
A tearful and apologetic Adele has postponed a series of Las Vegas concerts because half of her crew was sick with COVID-19 and the pandemic has caused delivery delays.The British superstar had been scheduled to start a three-month residence at the Caesars Palace Hotel on Friday in what were to be her first live appearances since 2017.
Tributes continue to pour in for Bella Canfield just days after she was hit by a car outside of her home in Victoria.
A speeding motorcyclist has died on live television after he rode into the path of an oncoming car.
Peru has declared an environmental emergency after announcing that 21 beaches on the Pacific coast were contaminated by an oil spill at a refinery following surging waves caused by the eruption of an underwater volcano near Tonga.President Pedro Castillo said a committee will be formed to propose ways of dealing with the crisis, in keeping with national policies aimed at protecting the environment.
Premier Mark McGowan's decision to keep Western Australia's borders closed indefinitely has been labelled a failure of leadership as thousands of flights are cancelled in response.West Australians face being trapped indefinitely within their own state after the premier broke his promise to resume travel next month.