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Russian forces have struck at targets in the Mykolaiv area of southern Ukraine and intensified attacks on fronts across the country as NATO members met in Madrid to plan a course of action against the challenge from Moscow.The mayor of Mykolaiv city said a Russian missile strike killed at least three people in a residential building there, while Moscow said its forces had hit what it called a training base for foreign mercenaries in the region.
The woman chained herself to her car during peak hour traffic. Source: The Project
Indigenous children are being enrolled in preschool at a rate exceeding their non-Indigenous peers.7 per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were enrolled in preschool programs for the year before school, the Productivity Commission confirmed in its Closing the Gap targets released on Thursday.
A NSW police officer could be heard saying the couple had been seen at a protest the previous day. The arrest took place close to Hyde Park, where the couple had been sitting and speaking to media. Source: Yahoo
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet says it would be inappropriate for him to give a "running commentary" on the appointment of John Barilaro as the state's trade commissioner to the US.The government has faced criticism over the former deputy premier's controversial appointment to the $500,000 a year role as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, with questions over whether due process was followed.
China has slashed the quarantine time for inbound travellers by half in a major easing of one of the world's strictest COVID-19 curbs, which have deterred travel in and out of the country since 2020.Quarantine at centralised facilities has been cut to seven days from 14, and subsequent at-home health monitoring has been reduced to three days from seven, the National Health Commission said in a statement.
Five-time world champion Carissa Moore has booked her spot in the World Surf League finals with a heroic win in Brazil to further extend her lead in the rankings over Australian Stephanie Gilmore.Moore left it late to edge France's Johanne Defay in the final near Rio de Janeiro, marking the 25th tour victory of her career.
After the failure of his eight-party government, Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has announced his retirement from politics.The 50-year-old will not run in the next election, Israeli media reported on Wednesday evening citing his spokesman.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced plans for a second referendum to be held on Scottish independence in October next year, vowing to take legal action to ensure a vote if the United Kingdom government tries to block it.Sturgeon said the Scottish government, which is led by her pro-independence Scottish National Party, would publish a referendum bill later, outlining plans for the secession vote to take place on October 19, 2023.
Shutterstock“Stagflation” is an ugly word for an ugly situation – the unpleasant combination of economic stagnation and inflation. The last time the world experienced it was the early 1970s, when oil-exporting countries in the Middle East cut supplies to the United States and other supporters of Israel. The “supply shock” of a four-fold increase in the cost of oil drove up many prices and dampened economic activity globally. Stagflation was thought left behind. But now there is a real risk of it
EU countries have clinched deals on proposed laws to combat climate change, backing a 2035 phase-out of new fossil fuel car sales and a multibillion-euro fund to shield poorer citizens from CO2 costs.After more than 16 hours of negotiations, environment ministers from the European Union's 27 member states agreed their joint positions on five laws early on Wednesday, part of a broader package of measures to slash planet-warming emissions this decade.
The property is within walking distance of popular shops, cafes and restaurants, but people can't look past one major drawback. Find out what it is.
The husband of a woman who died on their honeymoon in a golf buggy accident on Hamilton Island has shared a tribute to his lost love. See what he said.
Export restrictions in about 24 countries globally are pushing up prices and increasing food insecurity, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences.The latest ABARES Insights report showed food prices have increased 65 per cent in the past two years, and reached their highest level since October 2012.
A Chinese spacecraft has acquired imagery data covering all of Mars, including visuals of its south pole, after circling the planet more than 1300 times since early last year, state media reports.China's Tianwen-1 successfully reached the Red Planet in February 2021 on the country's inaugural mission there.
Confirmed cases of monkeypox in Nigeria could reach their highest level in five years if the current trend of infections is maintained, the head of the country's centre for disease control says.Nigeria is one of the countries in Africa where monkeypox is endemic.
A $264 million olive branch has been extended to rail workers to ease train safety concerns and avert more disruption, but their union says it has been "burnt too many times" to take the verbal deal.The Rail, Tram and Bus Union has been locked in long-running negotiations with the government over safety modifications it wants on the $2.
The operator of South Australia's Tesla big battery has been fined $900,000 after a software glitch left it unable to help stabilise the grid.Hornsdale Power Reserve (HPR) was ordered on Tuesday to pay the penalty after being taken to the Federal Court by the Australian Energy Regulator.
The bodies of 46 suspected immigrants have been found dead inside an 18-wheeler truck in Texas. Find out more.
Native bees and plants could suffer an indirect hit from the varroa mite if it gets away in Australia, an expert warns.Biosecurity officials have imposed a strict ban on the movement of bees and hives in NSW after an outbreak of the parasite near the Port of Newcastle.