Chinese middle class now the largest
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Chinese middle class now the largest
Berlin is ruling out arms deliveries to Ukraine in the stand-off with Russia for now, German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht says, a few days after Britain started supplying Kyiv with anti-tank weapons.A bipartisan group of US senators also promised weapons to Ukraine, which could include missiles, small arms and boats, to help the country defend itself from a potential invasion amid a Russian military build-up on its borders.
A French soldier has been killed in a mortar shelling attack on a base in Mali, the military says.The 24-year-old artilleryman, Alexandre Martin, was serving with France's anti-insurgent force Operation Barkhane, according to a statement from the French army.
A couple who died in a house fire in southeast Queensland had no domestic violence history but police say their relationship will form an integral part of the death probe.Police Detective Acting Inspector Heath McQueen says two bodies, believed to be a man and female, aged 73 and 68, were found in the charred remains of the home at Collingwood Park, east of Ipswich, on Sunday morning.
A search and rescue operation will resume for a fisherman missing since the early hours of Saturday morning after he was thrown from a boat along with another man and a dog off Sydney's North Harbour.The men, a 25-year-old and 49-year-old, launched the 3.
Thousands of people have gathered in European capitals to protest health passports, compulsory vaccinations and other requirements governments have imposed in hopes of ending the coronavirus pandemic.Demonstrations took place in Athens, Helsinki, London, Paris, Berlin and Stockholm.
The US State Department has ordered the families of all American personnel at its embassy in Ukraine to leave the country amid heightened fears of a Russian invasion.The department on Sunday told the dependents of staffers at the US Embassy in Kyiv that they must leave the country.
A trove of leaked photos have revealed what's inside the decadent getaway known as the Putin Palace. See them here.
It is believed to be their country's shortest ever marriage. Find out more,
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says interest rate decisions are up to the Reserve Bank of Australia as financial markets gear up for a potential increase this year in the face of rising inflation.Last week's surprise drop in the unemployment rate to 4.
South Australians are bracing for severe thunderstorms that could cause flash flooding in the Eyre Peninsula and the North West Pastoral district.The State Emergency Service has warned that the remnants of Cyclone Tiffany are likely to produce heavy rainfall in Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Cleve, Woomera, Tumby Bay and Kimba from about 3.
The island nation had managed to avoid local cases for over two years until now. Find out more.
In the city, pigeons can be dismissed as "rats of the sky". In outback Australia, they're a rare and beautiful sight.
The prime minister's WeChat account has been plagued with problems for at least six months, with issues starting around the time he attended G7 meetings in the UK, one senator says.Scott Morrison's account on the Chinese social media platform was rebranded to "Australian Chinese new life" earlier this month, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Security forces have fired tear gas at protesters barricading the streets and throwing rocks in Burkina Faso's capital as anger grows at the government's inability to stop jihadist attacks spreading across the country.Several hundred people marched through downtown Ouagadougou chanting for President Roch Marc Christian Kabore to resign.
The man accused of killing the 22-year-old woman is a former police officer. Find out more.
Danielle Kang isn't wasting any time making sure she doesn't go through another winless LPGA season, taking out the opening event of 2022.On a difficult championship test at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club, Kang ran off five birdies in a seven-hole stretch in the middle of her final round to ser up a three-shot victory at the season-opening Tournament of Champions.
NSW and Victoria daily Covid cases continue to fall, but another 41 people have died across the two states. Find out more about the latest figures.
Two new surveys have highlighted the concerns of business in dealing with climate change, which risks putting trillions of dollars at stake unless rapid action is undertaken.A report by Deloitte has found 74 per cent of Australian executives see the world at a tipping point for responding to climate change, up from 52 per cent only eight months ago.
Families have stopped children playing outside as Tonga struggles to deal with ash and the psychological fallout of last week's volcanic eruption and tsunami, aid workers and residents say.Communication with the outside world remained difficult on Sunday, with few internet services, and outlying islands still cut off from the phone service.
Novavax vaccines will be rolled out in Australia from February 21, Health Minister Greg Hunt says.Mr Hunt said the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation has green-lit the new COVID-19 vaccine, the fourth available in the country.