Blackout blame reignites renewables debate
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Blackout blame reignites renewables debate
Residents are being told to prepare to take shelter as the rain pours in parts of Victoria. Read the latest here.
Benjamin Brière, 36, has been found guilty of espionage and is currently undergoing a hunger strike to protest his treatment.
A 19-year-old has filmed her experience as floods left her stranded in the outback. Find out why viewers are gobsmacked.
An Australian pharmaceutical firm that's developing a world first virus-killing nasal spray is set to list on the ASX.Firebrick Pharma co-founder Dr Peter Molloy told AAP he's been working on the spray, called Nasodine, for almost a decade, as a treatment for the common cold.
Australians have been urged to reflect on all aspects of the country's long and enduring history dating back thousands of years during Australia Day commemorations.It comes as protesters gathered at Invasion Day demonstrations across the country in solidarity with Indigenous people.
A cross-party parliamentary committee says the government has not allowed enough scrutiny of $1.5 billion in COVID-19 pandemic spending and some health measures.
A riot among inmates at a prison in Mexico's Pacific coast state of Colima has left nine prisoners dead and seven injured.The Public Safety Department said the riot on Tuesday originated in a fight between two rival groups of inmates in a cell block.
Melanie Ham, who amassed 815,000 YouTube subscribers, passed away from cancer. She was only 36.
Nine Senegalese soldiers in the regional west African force in Gambia are missing following clashes with rebels, the Senegalese army says.The clash between the Senegalese troops and the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance rebels took place south of Bwiam in Gambia near the border with Senegal, the army said in a statement.
Rescue teams have found one body in their search for 39 people reported missing after their boat capsized off Florida's coast, the US Coast Guard says in what is being called a human smuggling attempt gone awry.Coast Guard Commander Jo-Ann Burdian said during a news conference in Miami on Wednesday that search and rescue efforts would continue for survivors, a day after a good Samaritan found a man perched on the mostly submerged hull of the overturned boat in the Atlantic Ocean and rescued him.
British and Australian navy ships have arrived in Tonga to deliver aid without making contact with anybody ashore, to avoid spreading COVID-19 in a nation which has never had an outbreak.The danger of spreading the disease was underscored when nearly two dozen sailors aboard the Australian ship HMAS Adelaide were reported infected on Tuesday, raising fears they could bring the coronavirus to the small Pacific archipelago devastated by an undersea volcanic eruption and a tsunami on Jan.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson played no part in authorising the removal of animals from Kabul during the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan last year, and emails suggesting he did are wrong, a minister says.Johnson, whose premiership is under immense pressure over allegations of parties at his Downing Street office during COVID-19 lockdowns, has dismissed as nonsense accusations that he intervened to ensure the safety of the Nowzad rescue charity's animals run by ex-British soldier
A memorial has been planned for the "sweet, innocent" girl whose body was found in a barrel northwest of Sydney.
shutterstockA trip into central Australia involves packing your 4WD to the brim with survival gear, water and food. Yet fish have managed to persist in that parched landscape for thousands of years – how do they do it? We at the Flinders Molecular Ecology Lab went about finding out. Our recent research examined rainbowfish in Australia, to discover how they hold onto life in isolated pockets of water in the desert. Pockets of water in the desert can only hold small fish populations. A small popu
The "virtual fatigue" felt by so many of us will change the way Australia lives and works, a survey shows.Years of tapping to seek advice or treatment, order food, try to learn, or see colleagues and friends are taking their toll.
An Iranian court has convicted French citizen Benjamin Briere of espionage, sentencing him to eight years and eight months in prison, Briere's lawyer says, describing the ruling as the result of a biased highly politicised judicial process.Briere, 36, has been held in Iran since May 2020, when he was arrested after flying a helicam - a remote-controlled mini helicopter used to obtain aerial or motion images - in the desert near the Turkmenistan-Iran border.
Victoria has recorded one of its highest daily death tolls of the pandemic, after 35 people died with COVID-19.The state posted 13,507 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, including 6533 from PCR tests and 6974 from rapid antigen tests.
Amber Renaye Weber and her daughter Miracle Smith were last seen in 2016. Despite chasing numerous tips, the case went cold over the following years.
Thailand's narcotics board says it will remove cannabis from its drugs list, paving the way for households to grow the plant.Thailand became the first Southeast Asian country to legalise marijuana in 2018 for medical use and research.
A statue of Captain Cook at a park in Melbourne has been covered in fresh red paint on Australia Day.The memorial at Catani Gardens in St Kilda was vandalised early on Wednesday morning.