Death toll now 36 in US warehouse fire
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Death toll now 36 in US warehouse fire
Ten people aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship approaching New Orleans have tested positive for COVID-19, officials say.The Norwegian Breakaway had departed New Orleans on November 28 and is due to return this weekend, the Louisiana Department of Health said in a news release on Saturday night.
Many Aussies dream of a northern hemisphere Christmas and when they travel abroad, enjoy experiencing the wintry scenes: snowy streetscapes with twinkling fairy lights; long evenings next to a log fire; woolly Christmas jumpers and mulled wine.But not all intended to have quite so many of them.
Tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs has killed at least 24 people in Sudan's western Darfur region, an aid group says.It is the latest bout of intercommunal violence to rock the conflict-stricken region.
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Thai authorities intercepted nearly 900 kg of crystal methamphetamine hidden in a cargo shipment at Bangkok's Port Custom Office and bound for Taiwan where it has a marketplace value of up to $A127 million, a customs official said.The drug was seized by customs officials late on Friday, hidden in powder form inside 161 white silicon slabs in packages destined for Taiwan.
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An elderly man who appeared to be a Greek Orthodox priest shouted "Pope, you are a heretic" as Pope Francis was entering the Orthodox Archbishopric in Athens and was taken away by police.Video showed the man, who was dressed in black robes and black hat and had a long white beard, shouting the words in Greek outside the building on Saturday before police bundled him away.
Australians are still deserting Melbourne and Sydney in droves and moving to Brisbane or Perth, according to an online removalist booking company."We are a good proxy of the total people moving house in Australia - you would not look at our site unless you wanted to move," Adam Coward from Muval told AAP.
Cervical cancer screenings have declined with almost half of Victorian women failing to keep up with routine appointments during the pandemic.The Cancer Council estimates about 47 per cent of tests are currently overdue.
Labor has defended its long-awaited climate policy as thorough, despite criticism by a former senior party figure.Deputy Labor leader Richard Marles said the opposition would do everything it could to reach its target of a 43 per cent cut in emissions by 2030, as outlined in the policy.
The eruption of Semeru volcano has killed at least 14 people and injured dozens on Java island, Indonesia's disaster agency says, as rescue teams searched for victims under layers of ash, sometimes digging with their bare hands.Semeru, the tallest mountain on Java, threw up towers of ash and hot clouds on Saturday that blanketed nearby villages in East Java province and sent people fleeing in panic.
Victoria has recorded 1073 new COVID-19 infections and another six deaths, as the premier pledges to try to keep the state's border open amid the Omicron variant spreading elsewhere.The health department confirmed on Monday the state is now managing 16,503 active COVID-19 cases.
Amid ongoing deadly hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan, an Australian woman is risking her life to help her ancestral homeland.Just weeks after the heaviest fighting this year in the mountainous Caucasus region between Asia and Europe claimed 22 lives, 55-year-old mother of two Milena continues running kindergarten programs in the Armenian capital, Yerevan.
Genetic material found at crime scenes could help narrow a search for suspects even when there's no match to DNA records, using new technology to be used for the first time by Australian law enforcement.The Australian Federal Police says its new "massively parallel sequencing" DNA analysis technology can help investigators predict the gender, ancestry, eye, and soon hair colour of potential offenders from unmatched genetic evidence found at crime scenes.
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The eruption of Indonesia's Semeru volcano has killed at least 13 people and injured dozens, the disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) says, as search teams looked for victims in a landscape covered in deep layers of ash.Semeru, the tallest mountain on Java island, threw up towers of ash and hot clouds on Saturday that blanketed nearby villages in East Java province and sent people fleeing in panic.
The UK government has tightened travel restrictions amid concerns about the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant, saying all travellers arriving in England will need to take a COVID-19 test before they board their flight.Health Secretary Sajid Javid said the new rules will apply from 4am London time on Tuesday.
Australia is trending down in military capability after joining the new AUKUS defence pact but has overall held steady to maintain sixth spot in the Asia Power Index.The Lowy Institute - a Sydney-based think tank - has released their fourth annual index, ranking 26 countries and territories according to the power they wield in the Indo-Pacific region.
Israel's Justice Ministry says two police officers were brought in for questioning following the shooting death of a Palestinian who had stabbed an Israeli man in east Jerusalem.Israeli police released surveillance video in which the attacker can be seen Saturday stabbing the ultra-Orthodox Jewish man and then trying to stab a Border Police officer before being shot and falling to the ground.
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