Death toll now 36 in US warehouse fire
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Death toll now 36 in US warehouse fire
Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group have declared a truce, raising hopes of an end to the most serious flare-up on the Gaza frontier in more than a year.Israeli forces pounded Palestinian targets through the weekend, triggering rocket attacks against its cities, which largely tapered off by the time the truce came into effect at 2330 on Sunday (0630 on Monday AEST).
The federal government is promising to lead from the top when it comes to tackling Australia's homelessness crisis.Housing and Homelessness Minister Julie Collins has committed to a national plan, shifting away from tackling the issue on a state-by-state basis.
Luke Plapp had the solution for the depleted Australian men's road cycling team at the Commonwealth Games.Rope in his girlfriend, women's road race gold medallist Georgia Baker.
The federal government has backed in a pay rise for aged care workers, outlining support for an increase in the minimum wage in the sector to the Fair Work Commission.While the submission does not specify an exact amount for how much wages should rise, the government said it supported a boost.
Allied health worker shortages across the country could put Australians living with a disability at risk of slipping through the cracks, a new report says.High staff turnover rates, lack of permanent work and reduced hours are contributing to a worker shortage in the sector, the report conducted by the peak body for disability says.
Veteran federal political journalist David Barnett, who spearheaded the first official Canberra bureau of Australian Associated Press more than 50 years ago, has died aged 90.Mr Barnett became the national newswire's first bureau chief in 1971 overseeing two journalists in what's now called Old Parliament House.
A large steel container has been discovered floating off the Australian coast.
The current wave of COVID-19 has peaked in Queensland as the number of patients in hospital with the virus drops weeks earlier than expected.Health authorities had warned of a total hospital caseload of around 1660 in late August, but Chief Health Officer John Gerrard says the state hit a peak of 1123 on July 26.
Australia's landmark 1000th Commonwealth Games gold medal simply demanded to be won by a team worthy of the honour - and the netball Diamonds have obliged famously.Stacey Marinkovich's team stripped the smiles from Jamaica's 'Sunshine Girls' in a revenge 55-51 triumph at the NEC in Sunday's final to reach the milestone they had no idea about - but one that meant so much to them.
Now this is something you don't see everyday.
Queensland will set up a task force to help protect the state's livestock from "unprecedented biosecurity risks" amid the threat of foot and mouth disease on Australia's doorstep.More than 450,000 cases of the disease have reportedly been recorded in Indonesia and thousands of infected cattle have been slaughtered.
The NSW Labor opposition will seek to expand an inquiry into former deputy premier John Barilaro's appointment to a US trade job to look at other lucrative overseas-based roles.An upper house inquiry is currently probing how Mr Barilaro landed the $500,000 a year New York role amid criticism over the propriety of the appointment.
New laws are needed to manage the surge in satellite deployments into low earth orbits, with thousands more planned on top of the rapid growth in recent years, a report has found.Amid rapidly evolving technology in the space sector, Flinders University experts say there's a need for a new era in space regulation.
In the coming days, WA could see some snow, as a cold front pushes east, resulting in persistent chilly weather.
Choking back tears, New Zealand MP Sam Uffindell has asked voters for a second chance following revelations of a historic boarding school bashing incident and expulsion.Mr Uffindell is set to stay in parliament and in the opposition National partyroom after leader Chris Luxon declared the 38-year-old was a "changed man" from a 1999 assault.
The fallout from Australia criticising China's Taiwan retaliation continues with yet another scathing message. Find out more.
NSW Transport Minister David Elliott has withdrawn from the race for the Liberals deputy leadership, after being the first to put his hand up.Mr Elliott announced his withdrawal from Tuesday's party room ballot in the same way he announced his contention - on Sydney radio station 2GB.
Early voting is set to open in the Fannie Bay by-election in the Northern Territory with six candidates vying for the prized Darwin seat.The last three MPs to hold Fannie Bay have all served as NT chief minister, including Labor's Michael Gunner who announced his plan to retire in May.
Porsche driver Richard Pusey tried to claim $2.2 million from insurers over the Eastern Freeway crash that killed four police, prosecutors claim.
The United Kingdom will boost trade ties in Australia and the Pacific region by re-establishing a diplomatic post on the west coast after a 20-year absence.The British High Commission in Canberra says the diplomatic presence in Western Australia will accelerate trade and investment as the UK doubles the number of high commissions across the region.