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British woman Angela Glover hasn't been seen since the tsunami hit Tonga on Saturday. Read about her family's desperate quest to find her.
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.
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.
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.
Three teens were booted from a Melbourne tram after a wild verbal tirade.
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.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says a new report gives reason to be optimistic about Australia's outlook, but Labor believes the economy would be stronger if not for the government's failures on the health front.Deloitte Access Economics expects 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.
shutterstockDuring the past four decades in which home ownership among Australians aged 25-34 has sunk from around 60% to 45%, home ownership among the same age group in Singapore has climbed from around 60% to 88%. There’s a good chance that’s because Singapore is doing something right. What Singapore has that Australia does not is a public housing developer, the Housing Development Board, which puts new dwellings on public and reclaimed land, provides mortgages, and allows buyers to use their
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.
Border restrictions may be easing but the Queensland government is confident its regional quarantine facility can still be used for "an array of options".Finishing touches are being put on the centre at Wellcamp, west of Brisbane, which is set to open in the "coming weeks".
Australian shares were mostly higher but gains were being limited by losses for materials shares.The ASX was only a little higher on Monday, following mixed results for US markets on Friday.
Defence Force aircraft have left Auckland and Brisbane on reconnaissance flights to assess damage in Tonga, around 36 hours after the mammoth volcanic blast.The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption - which could be the world's most powerful blast in three decades - caused a tsunami across the Pacific, and blanketed the Tongan capital Nuku'alofa in thick ash.
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
One third of Victoria's PCR tests are positive for COVID-19, as health authorities warn the Omicron wave may not yet have peaked.The state recorded 22,429 COVID-19 cases and six deaths on Monday, including 12,059 infections from PCR tests and 10,370 from RATs.
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.
Tasmania has recorded 1037 new COVID-19 cases as the state's overall number of reported active infections continues to fall.Twenty-one people are in hospital, with seven of those being treated for virus symptoms.
Four hostages are safe and their captor is dead after an hours-long standoff that began when the man took over services at a Texas synagogue where he could be heard ranting and demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist who was convicted of trying to kill US Army officers in Afghanistan.One hostage held on Saturday at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville was released during the stand-off.
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.
While millions of Australians struggle to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation's billionaires have pocketed $205 million a day.Anti-poverty charity Oxfam has run the numbers and found Australia's 47 billionaires doubled their collective net worth to $255 billion over the first two years of the crisis.
The two-dose Russian Sputnik V vaccine will now be recognised in Australia for the purpose of travellers entering the country.Australia requires non-citizens entering the country to be fully vaccinated, and the Therapeutic Goods Administration on Monday said it has received more information about the Russian vaccine's efficacy.