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What could go wrong blocking up all your city streets to prevent COVID? (and for that matter all your stairwells)
ShutterstockEarly in the election campaign, on April 14, we learned that Australia’s unemployment rate had slipped below 4% in March, to 3.95% – the lowest rate in 48 years. But the Coalition was denied the bragging rights that would flow from an unemployment rate beginning with “3” because of a Bureau of Statistics convention of quoting the rate to only one decimal place, which meant the rate was presented as “4.0%”, the same as the month before (when it was actually 4.04%). Thursday’s figure,
The US Department of Homeland Security has paused its new disinformation governance board and its director will resign after weeks of criticism from Republicans and questions about whether the board would impinge on free speech rights.While the board was not formally shuttered, it will be reviewed by members of a DHS advisory council that is expected to make recommendations in 75 days.
A retired Russian colonel was brutally honest about the reality of Russia's war in Ukraine. Find out what he said.
Foodies with a taste for crocodile have been warned eating the apex predator may trigger dangerous food allergies.A new study by James Cook University says for those allergic to fish, one bite of the reptile's meat could lead to life-threatening anaphylaxis.
The former US president was attempting to condemn Russian leader Vladimir Putin when he made the unfortunate mistake. Find out what it was.
Senior health and police officials will be stationed at Western Australia's ambulance headquarters to ensure proper response times amid the current surge in COVID-19 cases.The move comes amid growing pressure on the service as more staff are furloughed because of virus infections.
Republican candidates backed by former president Donald Trump have won their party's nod to run for the US Senate in North Carolina and for governor in Pennsylvania, key races that will help shape the November midterm elections.Pennsylvania state Senator Doug Mastriano, who has amplified Trump's false claims of 2020 voter fraud, will face Democratic Attorney-General Josh Shapiro in a high-profile governor's race.
Vangelis, the Greek composer whose rousing electronic theme music for the Oscar-winning Chariots of Fire was one of the best-known film scores of the 1980s, has died at the age of 79, the Athens News Agency says.Citing an announcement from his lawyers' office, ANA said Vagelis died late on Tuesday without giving a cause of death.
Portuguese authorities say they have identified five cases of the rare monkeypox infection and Spain's health services are testing 23 potential cases after the United Kingdom put Europe on alert for the virus.The five Portuguese patients, out of 20 suspected cases, are all stable.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he will continue to make strong calls despite pledging a more empathetic tone if re-elected.A week out from polling day, Mr Morrison issued a mea culpa saying he would consult more widely and empathise a lot more, as Labor continued to attack his character as part of its campaign strategy.
Piers Morgan called c*** live on air. Source: Talk TV
His 17-year-old sister was able to be saved as rescuers searched for the boy. Find out what happened.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Sweden and Finland should not expect Turkey to approve its NATO bid without returning "terrorists", President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says, and Swedish and Finnish delegations should not come to Turkey to convince it to back their membership in the alliance.US President Joe Biden and top officials from his administration repeated that they are confident Ankara's objection would not be a roadblock for the accession process of the Nordic countries, even though they
A 21-year-old man who used a crossbow to seriously injure a school employee in the northern German port city of Bremerhaven is in police custody, law enforcement officials say.The weapon was found during his arrest along with a shotgun and two knives, senior prosecutor Oliver Constien said, adding that the incident at the high school was being treated as a case of attempted murder.
A major international outlet has breached the New Zealand budget embargo, publishing market-sensitive information an hour ahead of its scheduled release.The Wall Street Journal published key details of the budget at 1pm NZST on Thursday contrary to coverage conditions.
Ukraine's industrial Donbas region, the focus of recent Russian offensives, has been destroyed, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says, as some of the world's richest countries pledge to bolster Kyiv with billions of dollars.Since turning away from Ukraine's capital, Russia is using massed artillery and armour to try to capture more territory in the Donbas, comprised of the Donetsk and Luhansk areas, which Moscow claims on behalf of separatists.
Josh Gorringe at the Debney Peace site in 2019. Photo: Tom GriffithsAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains names and/or images of people who have passed away. In July 2019, the Queensland Government launched a series of community consultations as part of its Path to Treaty initiative. The then Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships explained that “when Queensland was settled, there was no treaty agreement with Aboriginal and Torr
South Australia's consumer watchdog has taken almost 800 complaints about petrol pricing over the past year prompting an increase in spot inspections of fuel outlets.With petrol prices soaring in recent months, Consumer and Business Affairs Minister Andrea Michaels says too many petrol station operators are not complying with real-time pricing rules.
Over two years after the first recorded case, New Zealand has topped 1000 COVID-19 related deaths.On Wednesday, health officials announced 32 new deaths, nudging the pandemic toll from to 1017.