China underscored its commitment to its claim to Taiwan, telling world leaders that anyone who gets in the way of its determination to reunify with the self-governing island would be "crushed by the wheels of history.""Only when China is fully reunified can there be true peace across the Taiwan Strait," Wang Yi, China's foreign minister, said at the UN General Assembly.
Russia has made its case to the world for its war in Ukraine, repeating a series of grievances about its neighbour and the West to tell the UN General Assembly meeting of leaders that Moscow had "no choice" but to take military action.At the heart of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's address was a claim that the United States and its allies -- not Russia, as the West maintains -- are aggressively undermining the international system that the UN represents.
Photo by Vlad Kutepov/Pexels, CC BYNoisy miners are complicated creatures. These Australian native honeyeaters live in large cooperative groups, use alarm calls to target specific predators, and sometimes help raise the young of other miners. But they’re perhaps best known for their aggressive and coordinated attacks on other birds – a behaviour known as “mobbing”. We conducted a study investigating some of the possible factors that influence mobbing. We were interested in whether access to huma
More than eight out of ten homes sold in NSW would qualify for a proposal allowing first home buyers to opt for an annual land tax over paying one-off stamp duty, the government says.About 84 per cent of homes sold fall under the $1.
At least seven people have been killed and more than 40 injured by a blast near a mosque in the Afghan capital which struck as worshippers were streaming out of afternoon prayers, police say.The explosion was the latest in a deadly series targeting Friday prayers at mosques in recent months, some of them claimed by the militant group Islamic State.
The 18-year-old has warned 'it can happen to anyone'. Find out what she did.
The cashless card looks likely to be abolished as the federal government seeks to pass legislation to scrap the program.After consulting across the country, the government will on Monday introduce the reforms to parliament that could see people taken off the cashless debit card scheme in less than two weeks.
A mob of angry Russian reservists have been filmed yelling at a military officer. Watch it here.
The final federal budget outcome for the last financial year is expected to come in better than expected, when the numbers are reported this week.Despite taking a hit during the coronavirus pandemic, the Labor government says the budget deficit for 2021/22 could be $50 billion healthier.
Online news site Crikey was directing ridicule and hatred towards Lachlan Murdoch since the media mogul launched a defamation lawsuit against it, a judge has been told.Crikey had paid for billboards in Melbourne this week continuing a claim of martyrdom in being sued by someone wealthy, his barrister Sue Chrysanthou SC said on Friday in the Federal Court.
A man is accused of driving a mechanical loader into another man and then ramming the vehicle through a roller door and into a home following an argument in the NSW Hilltops region.The incident unfolded in Iandra Street at Young, with emergency services alerted by reports of a dispute in which a man had been injured, about 12.
Fiona, a Category 4 hurricane, has pounded Bermuda with heavy rains and winds as it swept by the island on a route forecast to have it approaching northeastern Canada late in the day as a still-powerful storm.Authorities in Bermuda opened shelters and closed schools and offices on Friday ahead of Fiona.
A garbage truck driver who caused the death of a pedestrian in Sydney has broken down in court telling the victim's family he is "so sorry" for what happened.Barry John Reidy, 56, faced a sentence hearing in Downing Centre District Court after being convicted at a jury trial earlier this year of dangerous driving occasioning death following the fatal incident at Doonside on March 31, 2020.
Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has attacked a militant group's base located in the north of neighbouring Iraq, according to Iranian state media.IRNA said the Guard's ground forces fired artillery from positions within Iran's West Azerbaijan province, attacking what it described as a "terrorist group" based across the border in Iraq.
Labor may not need the support of the Greens or independents for its federal anti-corruption watchdog if the coalition gets on board.Opposition Leader Peter Dutton says the coalition is engaging in "good faith" negotiations with the Albanese government on the bill to set up what will be known as the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC).
Climate Change Minister Chris Bowen has urged China and the United States to resume talks ahead of the COP27 summit later this year."Unless the world's two biggest emitters are at least talking.
The night Bruce Saunders was found in a woodchipper Sharon Graham moved into his room, soon sharing the bed with murder co-accused Gregory Lee Roser, a court has heard.And the day after his death, Graham had allegedly produced Mr Saunders' will, saying he had "left everything to her".
Australia has the firepower and teamwork to match it with their powerful rivals in the elite women's road race at the world championships.Even with Annemiek van Vleuten in doubt because ot the elbow fracture she suffered in Wednesday's crash, the Dutch remain the nation to beat.
Richarlison scored twice as World Cup contenders Brazil breezed past Ghana with a comfortable 3-0 victory in a friendly in Le Havre.Brazil's first-half performance gave fans plenty of reason to be excited by a young team heading to Qatar where they will bid for a record-extending sixth title.
Australia have planned for a race into the unknown on the climactic last day of the world road cycling championships.As always, the worlds end with the men's elite road race and, despite some absentees, it has attracted a top-class field.