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Apple has become the first company with a $US3 trillion ($A4.2 trillion) stock market value, lifted by investors' confidence the iPhone maker will keep launching best-selling products as it explores new markets such as automated cars and virtual reality.
The teen and his friends all suffered symptoms of food poisoning, but Luca Piscopo's condition worsened. Find out more.
The economic events diary will get off to a slow start in the first week of the new year, with major trade and jobs figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics only slated later this month.Data of interest this week will provide some insight on the state of the housing market, how job advertisements are faring and motor vehicle sales.
NSW has recorded more than 20,000 new coronavirus cases as hospitalisations continue to rise.
A newborn baby was found on the side of the road, in a cardboard box along with a heartbreaking note, pleading for help.
Customers were heard chanting 'leave the shop' at the Brisbane cafe as police officers tried to do their job. Read more here.
Victoria has hit a new record high for daily coronavirus cases with more than 8,500 people testing positive.
What is happening in South Africa is giving leaders and public health experts around the world great hope. Find out more about what's unfolding.
It comes as all Gold Coast beaches were closed Sunday due to dangerous surf conditions.
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison said simply having coronavirus is not a medical emergency. Source: Channel 7 / Sunrise
Russian jets have bombed areas near the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, witnesses and rebel sources say, marking a new year flare-up for the last opposition-held bastion.War planes flying at high altitude, which tracking centres said were Russian Sukhoi jets, dropped bombs on several towns and a main water pumping station serving the overcrowded city of Idlib, whose wider population is more than a million.
The ACT has recorded 514 new cases of COVID-19, marking a fresh one day record for the territory.Monday's infection count was just above the previous record of 506 cases registered on Sunday.
Labor has promised to close off loopholes allowing for the exploitation of foreign labour on ships and build an independent fleet to secure Australia's essential supplies.Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese says foreign ships will still play an important role but Australia was reaching a point where there wouldn't be an "Australian flag on the back of an Australian ship".
Police are now searching for the person responsible with the officer lucky to be alive after the shooting. Read more.
NSW has set records for COVID-19 hospitalisations and daily caseloads, as the state records 23,131 new cases.There are 1344 people in the state's hospitals, 78 more than the previous record set on September 21 when NSW was in the grips of the Delta variant.
Disconsolate passengers stuck on a cruise ship moored in Lisbon's port for five days due to a COVID-19 outbreak have begun disembarking, focused on clearing the final hurdle of a negative test before boarding home-bound flights.The AIDAnova, carrying 2844 passengers and 1353 crew, had docked in Portugal's capital on Wednesday.
The federal treasurer remains confident a surge in Omicron cases across the country won't derail Australia's economic rebound, following last year's COVID-19 lockdowns.It comes as new figures released by the tax office showed 485,000 jobs were created across the nation since September.
The Iran-aligned Houthi movement that controls most of northern Yemen has hijacked a United Arab Emirates-flagged cargo vessel carrying hospital equipment off the Yemeni port of Hodeidah, the Saudi-led coalition says.The Houthis' military spokesman confirmed the seizure of a cargo ship but said it was carrying military equipment and engaged in "hostile acts targeting the security and stability of the Yemeni people".
Scott Morrison has rebuffed growing calls to make rapid antigen tests free for everyone, despite shortages of the tests.As COVID-19 cases linked to the Omicron variant explode across the country, state and territory testing clinics have come under increasing pressure, leading to a growing push for rapid antigen tests.