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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.
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.
Angry householders and business owners will be knocking on the door of the federal energy minister as prices rise, regardless of who wins government, experts warn."We face a kaleidoscope of options from tomorrow's election," Carbon Market Institute CEO John Connor told an online forum on Friday.
The former US president was attempting to condemn Russian leader Vladimir Putin when he made the unfortunate mistake. Find out what it was.
Environmental scientists see flora, fauna and phenomena the rest of us rarely do. In this series, we’ve invited them to share their unique photos from the field. While most people go out of their way to avoid snakes, we’re the opposite. We’re crazy about snakes. As wildlife photographers, we’ve spent months in the Australian bush and in overseas jungles tracking down beautiful snakes. Photographing snakes is no easy task. Apart from wild weather, long hours, biting insects and lack of sleep, the
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.
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,
Liberal National Party leader David Crisafulli is demanding Queensland's deputy premier apologise to GPs for his "petty slur" blaming them for public hospital capacity pressures.Deputy Premier Steve Miles on Wednesday said emergency waiting times and ambulance ramping have increased because patients with respiratory illnesses are being turned away by GPs fearful of COVID-19.
Tom Cruise has rolled into the Cannes Film Festival, greeted with whoops and hollers from a crowd gathered to get a glimpse of the US star who is attending the event in southern France for the first time in three decades." shouted fans who stood outside the palm-lined festival venue as the actor stepped out of a car, wearing a trim blue suit and sunglasses.
Russian forces have bombarded areas of Ukraine's eastern Donbas region from land and air, destroying houses in residential districts and killing civilians.President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says the assaults have turned the Donbas into "hell".
5 billion responding to COVID-19, funded largely by borrowing, but underspent on personal protective equipment and overspent on faulty imported masks and ventilators, a report says.The breakdown of costs compiled in the 38-page report by the Auditor General on Friday covered the period from January 2020, when the first virus cases appeared in the state, until June 2021.
Victoria and Tasmania will shiver this weekend while Queensland will again be battered by rain. Find out what is causing the miserable weather across several Australian states.
Finance Minister Grant Robertson has handed down his fifth budget, unveiling bumper spending to reform New Zealand's health system and increase welfare.* Deficit - $NZ19 billionThe budget spend-up means New Zealand's books are staying in the red for a third straight year.
The Greens leader spoke with Yahoo News Australia about his party's key objectives in tackling the climate crisis. Interview: Michael Dahlstrom.
Australia’s COVID death toll is rising, yet public health measures to reduce transmission such as mask mandates are largely a thing of the past. It’s time for governments and the community to consider what measures can be reintroduced to reduce COVID transmission and deaths, particularly during waves of infection. Cutting COVID transmission by 20% could avert more than one million infections and 500 COVID deaths in Victoria this year, our new modelling shows. Given Victoria makes up around 25% o
Elon Musk has successfully bought Twitter for $61 billion (AUD), but what motivates the Tesla and SpaceX CEO? Professor Terry Flew discusses the business and personal reasons Musk has been after the social media platform.
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 New York grand jury has indicted the 18-year-old white man accused of killing 10 people in a live-streamed shooting at a supermarket in an African-American neighbourhood in Buffalo, prosecutors say.Buffalo City Court Judge Craig Hannah adjourned the hearing after a few minutes and scheduled the suspect, Payton Gendron, to appear again on June 9.
AAP/Lukas CochThe federal election is on Saturday. Polls close at 6pm local time; that means 6pm AEST in the eastern states, 6:30pm in SA and the NT and 8pm in WA. 124 of the 151 House of Representatives seats are in the eastern time zone, 12 combined in SA and the NT and 15 in WA. The Coalition notionally holds 76 of the 151 seats, Labor 69 and there are six crossbenchers. Gains and losses for parties and crossbenchers will be measured against this. This does not include Craig Kelly’s defection
Melissa Caddick's husband had a cryptic response when he was asked about his wife's fate.