Boat sinks in Mediterranean, 25 missing
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Boat sinks in Mediterranean, 25 missing
The first aircraft carrying humanitarian supplies has arrived in Tonga, five days after the South Pacific island nation was hit by a volcanic eruption and tsunami that devastated communities and spoiled drinking water.A Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules landed in Tonga's Fua'amotu International Airport on Thursday, a defence spokesperson said, after a blanket of volcanic ash was cleared off the runway.
A 57-year-old Tongan man who says he was in the water for around 27 hours after being swept out to sea during Saturday's devastating tsunami has been hailed a 'real life Aquaman'.The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano on Saturday killed at least three people, sent tsunami waves rolling across the archipelago, damaging villages, resorts and many buildings and knocked out communications for the nation of about 105,000 people.
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The federal health department has categorically denied claims the Commonwealth was requisitioning rapid antigen tests from businesses.It comes as Health Minister Greg Hunt revealed he had asked the consumer watchdog to investigate claims made by businesses of testing kits being seized.
An Australian firm has announced a partnership with a global leader in encryption technology to roll out the nation's first sovereign quantum encryption service.AUCloud is one of a handful of companies trusted by governments worldwide to host secure sovereign cloud services.
Police searched the Corowa home around 10pm on Wednesday after concerns were raised about the child's welfare. Find out more.
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There has now been 93 deaths reported in just the past 72 hours in NSW. Find out more from the latest Covid data.
French actor Gaspard Ulliel, known for appearing in Chanel perfume ads as well as film and television roles, has died after a skiing accident in the Alps, according to his agent's office.He portrayed the young Hannibal Lecter in 2007's Hannibal Rising and fashion mogul Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic Saint Laurent.
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.
Suicides by Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people rose by 75 per cent in 2021.In a new report released on Thursday, the Coroners Court of Victoria revealed 35 deaths by suicide in 2021, compared to 20 the year before.
More than 70 theatres, museums and concert halls in the Netherlands have opened their doors in light-hearted defiance of the country's anti-coronavirus regulations, repurposing each venue to highlight the inconsistency of the rules.Some stages were transformed into hairdressing salons while others became yoga studios for the day in a protest action called Hair Salon Theatre, the brainchild of the well-known Dutch actor and cabaret artist Diederik Ebbinge.
A man accused of stealing 42,000 rapid antigen tests and boxes of face masks has received bail in Sydney after turning himself in following a police raid on storage units in the city's south.The supplies, worth at least $500,000, were uncovered in two Rosebery storage units on Wednesday afternoon about 24 hours after going missing from a Botany freight depot.
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Hardy Kruger, considered one of post-war Germany's best actors, has died aged 93.His Hamburg-based literary agent, Peter Kaefferlein, said on Thursday that Kruger died "suddenly and unexpectedly" on Wednesday in California, where he lived with his third wife, American-born writer Anita Park.
As he was being pulled out to sea he could hear his son calling him from the shore – but he made the heartbreaking decision to stay quiet and drift away. FInd out why.
The secrets of a wrecked Japanese submarine destroyed during a dramatic battle with the Royal Australian Navy off the Northern Territory coast 80 years ago can now be explored from the comfort of your living room.The virtual reality experience has been launched to mark the anniversary of the sinking of the I-124 on January 20, 1942, one month before the Japanese bombed Darwin.
A South Australian woman jailed for taking steps to join the terror group Islamic State has not fully acknowledged her offending and remains a "vulnerable person, susceptible to adverse and destructive influences", a court has ruled.In December, the Federal Court confirmed a control order on Zainab Abdirahman-Khalif which limits her movements and activities.
Isolation periods for COVID-positive patients won't be reduced, following discussions on workforce constraints at the latest national cabinet meeting.The prime minister, along with state and territory leaders, agreed the seven-day isolation period won't be lowered further to five days, as has been done in other countries.