China coal consumption falls for 3rd year
China coal consumption falls for 3rd year
A second nationwide strike has disrupted French electricity production, public transport and schools in a backlash against the government's plans to make people work longer before retirement.Unions, which have scheduled protest rallies across France throughout the day, want to keep the pressure on the government and hope to repeat the large turnout for the first national day of protest on January 19.
The Perrottet government has committed $173 million to extend a school tutoring program launched during the pandemic, saying tutoring could become "business as usual" for NSW students.The announcement came on the same day as NSW Labor pledged $400 million to creating a permanent literacy and numeracy tutoring scheme for students, under its Education Future Fund.
It's been a bumpy ride for the Macca's potato scallop. Here's why it's ignited yet more anger.
Two women were caught fighting on a busy road in Elwood, Melbourne, during peak hour. Source: 9 News
Torrential rain has lashed parts of New Zealand destroying homes and claiming four lives. See the devastating trail of destruction.
A former top cop will head the crackdown on sex traffickers using the migration system to exploit vulnerable foreign workers.Former Victorian police commissioner Christine Nixon will target criminal organisations abusing the system, calling allegations of sex trafficking through migration schemes "concerning".
COVID-19 remains a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organisation says, designating the disease its highest form of alert.The pandemic was likely at a "transition point" that continues to need careful management to "mitigate the potential negative consequences", the agency said on Monday.
ShutterstockWe know everything in our homes gathers dust. What you probably don’t know is whether there are toxic contaminants in your house dust, and where these might come from. Our newly published research found most of the dust inside homes came from outside and contains potentially toxic trace metals such as lead, arsenic and chromium. Worryingly, we found some contaminants can accumulate at higher concentrations inside homes than outside. This happened in homes with certain characteristics
The federal opposition leader will meet with the Indigenous voice referendum working group after he called for more details on the plan.Peter Dutton has not yet said whether he would support enshrining an Indigenous voice to parliament in the constitution while his Nationals colleagues have come out against it.
A woman has denied embellishing her evidence against former Australian Test cricketer Stuart MacGill, telling a court he was the main antagonist in a dispute resulting in her and her ex-fiance being told to leave a Sydney pub.MacGill, 51, is accused of stalking and verbally intimidating Samantha Ford while walking down Sydney's Kent Street and then later at the Captain Cook Hotel around 6pm on February 1, 2022.
Eight people have been shot dead and another three injured in a mass shooting at a birthday party in South Africa's Eastern Cape province.The incident occurred between on Sunday afternoon at a house in Kwazakele, Gqeberha, when two gunmen shot at guests gathered for a birthday party, the South African Police Service (SAPS) said.
The largest intake of junior doctors in Queensland history will form the base of an increase in frontline health workers across the state, the premier says.More than 830 junior doctors are to be deployed across 20 health facilities, aiming to improve access to care in rural, regional and metropolitan hospitals.
The father of NRL star David Fifita has been refused bail after a string of alleged offences, including entering an elderly man's home while he slept.In another alleged incident, Siaosi Teisina Fifita, 44, was found hiding from police behind a garbage bin in a stranger's garden.
A woman was frightfully close to being bitten by a highly venomous tiger snake. Watch the footage here.
The Greens are spoiling to block proposed government changes to lowering the ceiling on carbon emissions for some large companies if, at the same time, new fossil fuel projects are ticked off.Greens leader Adam Bandt has threatened to use the party's balance of power in the Senate to derail the proposals and accused Labor of being as "wedded to new coal and gas" as the former Liberal government.
A Queensland man accused of abducting his mother last week has been charged with murdering the woman described by family as gentle, funny, caring and clever.Slade Murdok, 30, faced Brisbane Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged with the murder of his 61-year-old mother Wendy Sleeman.
Aussie drivers have been spooked by this familiar looking van. Find out why.
A Labor parliamentarian returning to Canberra following cancer treatment says she doesn't want to be treated differently.Peta Murphy was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and it returned in 2019 just after she was sworn in as an MP.
The death toll from the suicide bombing that tore through a mosque in northwestern Pakistan has risen to 87, a day after one of the biggest attacks in the unstable South Asian nation.The attack on Monday occurred in one of the most fortified areas of Peshawar city, which houses offices of the police and counterterrorism departments.
Erik Anderson/AAPAround Australia, about 320,000 children are starting school for the first time. As an early childhood researcher, former kindergarten teacher, and parent of a child beginning school on Monday, this transition fascinates me. Culturally we place so much importance on this time. Everyone from the lovely cashier at the supermarket, to family, friends and neighbours have been eagerly asking my child, “are you excited about starting school?” While people have good intentions, the que