Perth couple abducted in Burkina Faso
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Perth couple abducted in Burkina Faso
Southeast Queensland residents are on flood watch after intense rainfall hit soaked catchments with some dams releasing water ahead of another forecast drenching.The Sunshine Coast suburb of Maroochydore copped more than 60mm in five hours on Saturday, and other areas recorded 100mm in 24 hours, as a low-pressure trough moved south along the coast from St Lawrence, north of Gladstone.
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Australian cycling commentator Robbie McEwen has apologised for his on-air homophobic slur during the Giro d'Italia.The retired sprint ace and his employer Global Cycling network have issued statements two days after the incident earlier this week during stage 10 of the Giro.
Modern Aussies have little interest in traditional funerals - they're more for being farewelled at a beach or bowlo before being pressed into a jewel, rocketed into space in a firework or tattooed into someone's skin.Increasingly, conventional services are being boycotted in favour of informal gathering as families look for alternative ways to celebrate loved ones who might not otherwise have opted to have a funeral at all, research shows.
A second person has died in a rare tornado that hit a small community in northern Michigan, US state police say.The person was in their 70s and lived in a mobile home park, Derrick Carroll said.
Chinese state media doesn't hold much hope for the future of Sino-Australian relations regardless of who wins the election. Find out more.
Lorna Garnett, 28, says her life has been ripped apart after her partner walked out with the Ukrainian refugee they'd provided accommodation for.
Nine in 10 Australian infants aren't consuming enough iron.The finding, based on nationwide interviews with 1100 parents who documented their children's diets, has experts worried the pattern of deficiency could affect growth and lead to learning and behavioural problems.
People took to Twitter to complain about the disruption to the ABC's live election coverage. Read more.
The major parties look set to lose three inner Brisbane seats to the Greens, who are celebrating their best-ever federal election result in "Greensland".Greens candidate Elizabeth Watson-Brown has likely defeated LNP MP Julian Simmonds in Ryan, in western Brisbane, with more than half the ballots counted on Saturday night.
High-profile independent candidate for the key South Australian electorate of Boothby, Jo Dyer, has conceded she is unlikely to win the marginal Liberal-held seat in Adelaide's south.Few seats are expected to change hands in South Australia at Saturday's election and much focus has been on Boothby, which is held by retiring Liberal MP Nicolle Flint on a 1.
Scott Morrison has been roasted by Chinese state media over his 'anti-China crusade' and it's fair to say they have not held back. Find out more.
Opposition leader Anthony Albanese has been mocked for a controversial election day decision. Find out more.
Anthony Norman Albanese has been sworn in as Australia's 31st prime minister just hours ahead of a trip to Tokyo to meet with US President Joe Biden.With counting from Saturday's election yet to confirm whether he will govern in majority, Mr Albanese on Monday attended Government House in Canberra.
The Greens are declaring a "Greens-slide" in the lower house as the party remains on track for a historic electoral win.The minor party is set to gain two seats in Queensland, including Liberal-held Ryan and Labor-held Griffith, based on ABC projections on Saturday night.
Scott Morrison has been dramatically turfed from office with voters flocking to independents and the Greens in a stunning election result that will see Labor form government.
Comedian and talkshow host Stephen Colbert has ridiculed Scott Morrison over his latest gaffe and revisited an disturbing rumour the PM wished he could shake off. Source: The Late Show
Australia's incoming Prime Minister has received a congratulatory call from his US counterpart. Read what President Joe Biden had to say.
Australia has elected a "community crossbench" to the federal parliament with a focus on climate, integrity and equality, an incoming independent MP says.The latest Australian Electoral Commission figures have independents leading in 10 of the 151 seats in the House of Representatives.
The Solomon Islands has congratulated Australia's Labor leader Anthony Albanese on his election victory, saying much "remains to be done" in the bilateral relationship, as Pacific islands neighbour Fiji welcomed the party's climate policies.Albanese will be sworn in as the 31st prime minister on Monday along with four senior party members, even as vote counting continues, before heading to Tokyo to attend a Quad summit on Tuesday with US President Joe Biden and the prime ministers of Japan and I