Boat sinks in Mediterranean, 25 missing
Boat sinks in Mediterranean, 25 missing
The NSW premier has invoked a taco ad's tagline while defending the snubbing of Roads Minister Natalie Ward after she failed to move into the Liberal Party's safest seat.Ms Ward, an upper house MP and one of three Liberal women in cabinet, lost a preselection contest on Monday night for the seat of Davidson to former premier Mike Baird' s ex-staffer Matt Cross.
At least seven people, including a newborn baby and two children, have been killed on the southern Italian holiday island of Ischia after a landslide caused by torrential rain devastated a small town.Five people were still missing, Naples prefect Claudio Palomba told a news conference.
When Rachael Schildkraut deliberately abandoned eight teenagers in a remote patch of bush, she was overcome with happiness.There was some anxiety, too, about leaving them to fend for themselves.
A man allegedly stole a case of beer before getting behind the wheel of a Mercedes and leading police on a drunken high-speed pursuit for 170 kilometres through southern NSW.Police say the a man went to a grocery store at Murrumbateman in the Southern Tablelands around 6.
Videos on social media have revealed revellers' wild antics, but one trend appears to raise serious concerns.
Australian companies failing to protect their customer's data will face tougher financial penalties when new privacy laws come into effect.Federal parliament passed the laws on Monday which will significantly increase penalties for repeated or serious privacy breaches.
Millions of dollars worth of fines issued to thousands of people in NSW for breaching COVID-19 restrictions are being withdrawn by the state's revenue agency.NSW Revenue says 33,121 fines will be withdrawn following a landmark decision in the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Andrej Kramaric scored twice for Croatia as they ended Canada's hopes of advancing at their first World Cup in 36 years with a 4-1 victory in Group F.Alphonso Davies scored Canada's first-ever World Cup goal with a towering header on Sunday, in just the second minute.
Gunfire has crackled from inside a Mogadishu hotel as Somalia's special forces battled al-Shabaab militants more than 12 hours after the Islamist group stormed the building in the heart of the capital.The assault underscores the continuing ability of the al-Qaeda-allied militants to stage deadly attacks with sometimes high casualties inside the city even as President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud's government pursues an offensive against them.
South Korea has extradited a murder suspect to New Zealand, two months after she was arrested following the discovery of the bodies of two long-dead children in abandoned suitcases.New Zealand police said the woman arrived at Auckland Airport on Tuesday after they sent three officers to South Korea to bring her back.
Wildlife authorities have urged Aussies not to 'become complacent' after the animal was seen unusually far south.
There's been an outpouring of emotions online following the tragic death of a young woman inside a Woolworths store.
The United Nations' Committee against Torture has urged Australia to end mandatory detention for all illegal arrivals, including children.In a review published on Friday, it also called for Canberra to raise the legal age of criminal responsibility, currently set at 10.
A convicted terror advocate who referred to the Christchurch mass murderer as a 'hero' and a 'saint' has claimed a proposal to monitor his activities in the community after being released from jail was unnecessary.In a Federal Court hearing on Tuesday, lawyers for Tyler Slavko Jakovac argued that proposed control orders sought by the Australian Federal Police were not required because the 20-year-old now no longer had extreme right-wing views.
Nationals leader David Littleproud has declared the party will not back a proposal to enshrine an Indigenous voice to parliament.The government has been calling for a referendum during this term of parliament to set up an Indigenous voice - one of the recommendations from the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
A Cambodian court has ordered two homes owned by a former Adelaide school teacher to be seized and used as a security for $A1.2 million in fines, following his defamation conviction for criticising local elections in June.
The Reserve Bank boss has apologised to Australians who listened to controversial forecasts during the pandemic and took out mortgages based on expectations interest rates wouldn't budge until 2024.RBA Governor Philip Lowe said he was sorry households acted on the forward guidance, noting the bank should have chosen different language to communicate the conditions attached to the predictions.
The local share market is little changed this morning, with more losses for the energy sector and goldminers balanced by gains from BHP and the health-care sector.The benchmark S&P;/ASX200 index was down 3.
The Andrews Labor government has been returned in Victoria. It must now reckon with two particularly crucial challenges: runaway climate change and wartime-scale energy costs. Victorians are still reeling from rare major flooding in which the state’s largest dam, Dartmouth, spilled over. Meanwhile, electricity prices in Victoria are rising dramatically. The Andrews government has signalled a major shakeup of Victoria’s energy sector. Its pre-election commitments – a 95% renewable electricity tar
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