Belgium blast kills one, injures four
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Belgium blast kills one, injures four
Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group have declared a truce, raising hopes of an end to the most serious flare-up on the Gaza frontier in more than a year.Israeli forces pounded Palestinian targets through the weekend, triggering rocket attacks against its cities, which largely tapered off by the time the truce came into effect at 2330 on Sunday (0630 on Monday AEST).
A heap of jelly-like eggs were found washed up on an Aussie beach, sparking curiosity. See the photos.
Allied health worker shortages across the country could put Australians living with a disability at risk of slipping through the cracks, a new report says.High staff turnover rates, lack of permanent work and reduced hours are contributing to a worker shortage in the sector, the report conducted by the peak body for disability says.
The federal government has backed in a pay rise for aged care workers, outlining support for an increase in the minimum wage in the sector to the Fair Work Commission.While the submission does not specify an exact amount for how much wages should rise, the government said it supported a boost.
Residents from the Perth suburbs of Cottesloe and Peppermint Grove have been revealed to have the highest average income in the nation, according to new tax figures.Data from the Australian Taxation Office has shown residents from the 6011 postcode had the highest taxable income for 2019/20, coming in at $325,343.
Australia's landmark 1000th Commonwealth Games gold medal simply demanded to be won by a team worthy of the honour - and the netball Diamonds have obliged famously.Stacey Marinkovich's team stripped the smiles from Jamaica's 'Sunshine Girls' in a revenge 55-51 triumph at the NEC in Sunday's final to reach the milestone they had no idea about - but one that meant so much to them.
The federal government is promising to lead from the top when it comes to tackling Australia's homelessness crisis.Housing and Homelessness Minister Julie Collins has committed to a national plan, shifting away from tackling the issue on a state-by-state basis.
New Zealand opposition leader Chris Luxon has backed his newest MP, Sam Uffindell, to stay in his caucus respite revelations of historical violence.Mr Uffindell, elected to the safe National party seat of Tauranga in June, was outed on Monday as the perpetrator of a boarding house bashing that saw him expelled from Auckland's exclusive King's College.
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Porsche driver Richard Pusey tried to claim $2.2 million from insurers over the Eastern Freeway crash that killed four police, prosecutors claim.
The S&P; 500 has ended lower, weighed down by Tesla and other technology-related stocks after a solid jobs report torpedoed recent optimism that the Federal Reserve might let up its aggressive campaign to reign in decades-high inflation.Data showed US employers hired far more workers than expected in July, the 19th straight month of payrolls expansion, with the unemployment rate falling to a pre-pandemic low of 3.
A fake rideshare driver who sexually assaulted a teenage girl in a dark Melbourne street has abandoned his appeal against his prison sentence.Faizan Abdullah was in June jailed for 15 months after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the 17-year-old.
Early voting is set to open in the Fannie Bay by-election in the Northern Territory with six candidates vying for the prized Darwin seat.The last three MPs to hold Fannie Bay have all served as NT chief minister, including Labor's Michael Gunner who announced his plan to retire in May.
The NSW Labor opposition will seek to expand an inquiry into former deputy premier John Barilaro's appointment to a US trade job to look at other lucrative overseas-based roles.An upper house inquiry is currently probing how Mr Barilaro landed the $500,000 a year New York role amid criticism over the propriety of the appointment.
China's military has announced fresh military drills in the seas and airspace around Taiwan a day after the scheduled end of its largest ever exercises to protest last week's visit to Taipei by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.China's Eastern Theatre Command on Monday said it would conduct joint drills focusing on anti-submarine and sea assault operations - confirming the fears of some security analysts and diplomats that Beijing would continue to maintain pressure on Taiwan's defences.
The traveller said she was 'so humiliated' and was asked to show medical documents. Find out what happened.
Walking around the dark corridors of Sydney's Newmarch House hearing cries for help from residents was like being in a horror movie, an inquest has been told.Giving evidence about her experience during a COVID-19 outbreak in April and May 2020, nurse Lorena Bestrin said she was overwhelmed with work amidst an influx of agency staff unfamiliar with the Anglicare-run home or its residents.
Mystery continues to surround the health of Rohan Dennis as a big few weeks of racing loom for the Australian cycling star.Two days after winning the Commonwealth Games road time trial, Dennis was hospitalised and pulled out of Sunday's road race.
Australia's beach volleyball men claimed a gallant gold but the women's pairing Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy have again fallen at the final hurdle at the Commonwealth Games.Hours after Chris McHugh and Paul Burnett's stirring comeback win, del Solar and Clancy were defeated in their gold medal match - just as they were four years ago.
The current wave of COVID-19 has peaked in Queensland as the number of patients in hospital with the virus drops weeks earlier than expected.Health authorities had warned of a total hospital caseload of around 1660 in late August, but Chief Health Officer John Gerrard says the state hit a peak of 1123 on July 26.