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The 'rising' model was fully vaccinated and had no previous health conditions, her mum said. Find out more.
Ukraine says Russia was behind a cyber attack that defaced its government websites and alleged that Russia is engaged in an increasing "hybrid war" against its neighbour.The statement from the Ministry of Digital Development came a day after Microsoft said dozens of computer systems at an unspecified number of Ukrainian government agencies had been infected with destructive malware disguised as ransomware.
A tsunami warning has been issued for parts of Australia's east coast and Lord Howe, Norfolk and Macquarie islands.The Bureau of Meteorology says the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano near Tonga erupted at 3.
WARNING – DISTRESSING CONTENT: Authorities have launched an investigation after the shocking video went viral. Find out more.
Victoria has received a "significant" first batch of three million rapid antigen tests, which will soon be handed out to the state's essential workers, people with pre-existing conditions and community groups.The state posted 28,128 new COVID-19 infections and another 13 deaths on Sunday, as hospitalisations with the virus continue to climb.
A prominent economist expects Australian economic growth to remain above average in 2022, despite the challenges from the COVID-19 Omicron strain and faced with a softer Chinese economy, its number one trading partner.Deloitte Access Economics economist Chris Richardson argues that Australia is "match fit" for fighting COVID, being well vaccinated and used to juggling lockdowns and other challenges thrown up by the coronavirus.
An undersea volcano has erupted near Tonga, sending large waves crashing across the shore and people rushing to higher ground.There were no immediate reports of injuries or the extent of the damage as communications with the small Pacific nation remain problematic.
Footage has emerged of the moment passers-by rushed to help the girl after being bitten by two pit bulls. Find out more about the incident.
Another 20 Covid-related deaths were also reported in NSW, with officials hoping the outbreak has peaked. But Western Australia 'is another story'. Read more.
Australia's participation in breast, bowel, and cervical cancer screening programs is to receive a funding boost.Health Minister Greg Hunt says $10 million will be set aside for research to identify new and innovative approaches.
France's parliament has approved a law that will exclude unvaccinated people from all restaurants, sports arenas and other venues as the central measure of government efforts to protect hospitals amid record numbers of COVID-19 infections driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant.The National Assembly adopted the law by a vote of 215-58.
Australian farmers are increasingly embracing the role of global research in helping improve their lot.A Curtin University-led review has found demand high for the expansion of an online international network of primary producers and scientists utilising On-Farm Experimentation or OFE.
Sri Lanka plans to cordon off a huge rubbish dump after several wild elephants died after consuming plastic.Digging a trench around the site is the only way to prevent hungry animals from eating rubbish at the site that measures 800 square metres, a Wildlife Ministry spokesperson told the DPA news agency.
Hundreds of environmental activists have blocked several main roads in Serbia including a border crossing to Bosnia in the latest protests against Rio Tinto's plans to develop a lithium mine.The protests have become a headache for Serbia's ruling coalition before an April 3 general election, and Prime Minister Ana Brnabic told Reuters this week a decision on whether to let the project proceed would be made after the vote.
Masahiro Sugimoto/APNovak Djokovic has lost his bid to stave off deportation, with the Federal Court upholding the decision by Immigration Minister Alex Hawke on Friday that he should be thrown out in the “public interest”. After Sunday’s hearing, a full court under Chief Justice James Allsop announced the unanimimous decision by the three judges. The government had argued Djokovic’s ongoing presence in Australia may lead to an increase in anti-vaccination sentiment generated in the Australian c
Indonesian health officials have reported a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases while recorded infection numbers have fallen in the United Kingdom and China.Indonesia reported 1054 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the highest daily increase in three months, as the government braces for a new wave of coronavirus infections driven by the spread of the Omicron variant.
Three teens were booted from a Melbourne tram after a wild verbal tirade.
Many sports stars are, rightly or wrongly, held up as role models. In the case of Novak Djokovic, we have a set of powerful factors at play. On one side is a tennis superstar who is unvaccinated and has raised concerns about receiving the vaccination. On the other side is a government which believes Djokovic’s presence in Australia will have a serious negative effect on public health orders and future vaccination levels. Today, the full Federal Court, in a unanimous judgement, dismissed Djokovic
Britain's Prince Harry is challenging a government decision that he should not receive police protection when on British soil even if he covers the cost himself, his legal representatives say.Harry, Queen Elizabeth's grandson, and his American wife Meghan quit royal duties in 2020 to forge new careers in Los Angeles.
The Kingdom of Tonga doesn’t often attract global attention, but a violent eruption of an underwater volcano on January 15 has spread shock waves, quite literally, around half the world. The volcano is usually not much to look at. It consists of two small uninhabited islands, Hunga-Ha’apai and Hunga-Tonga, poking about 100m above sea level 65km north of Tonga’s capital Nuku‘alofa. But hiding below the waves is a massive volcano, around 1800m high and 20km wide. A massive underwater volcano lies