Disabled Chinese activist freed from jail
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Disabled Chinese activist freed from jail
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson must change the culture of Downing Street after a series of revelations that staff partied while ordinary people were grappling with COVID-19 lockdowns, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss says.Johnson, who in 2019 won the biggest Conservative majority in more than 30 years, is braced for the publication of an official investigation into claims that there were multiple boozy Downing Street parties during lockdowns.
The Kremlin says there is room to continue dialogue with the United States, but it looks clear Russia's main security demands have not been taken into account by Washington.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow would not rush to draw conclusions after the US formally responded on Wednesday to its proposals for a redrawing of post-Cold War security arrangements in Europe.
The annual report from the International Shark Attack File shows there was an increase in shark bites in 2021.
Residents are being told to prepare to take shelter as the rain pours in parts of Victoria. Read the latest here.
Russia's ambassador in Australia says the country's decision to withdraw diplomatic staff from its embassy in Ukraine "would be funny if it wasn't so sad".Aleksey Pavlovsky has talked down fears of an invasion of Ukraine, saying there is no intention to go to war as 100,000 troops amass on the border.
Melanie Ham, who amassed 815,000 YouTube subscribers, passed away from cancer. She was only 36.
Queensland has recorded another nine COVID-19 related deaths and 13,551 new cases as the Omicron wave appears to peak on the Gold Coast.The latest deaths were people aged between their 50s and 90s, none of whom had received a third vaccine dose.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has urged people to stay calm about the threat of a Russian attack and says there is work in progress to bring about a meeting between him and the leaders of Russia, France and Germany.In a televised video address, Zelenskiy said this week's withdrawal of personnel from some foreign embassies in Kyiv did not signal that a military escalation with Russia was inevitable.
A cross-party parliamentary committee says the government has not allowed enough scrutiny of $1.5 billion in COVID-19 pandemic spending and some health measures.
Artist visualisation Author provided “Holy sharks, Batman, it’s periodic!” I exclaimed on Slack. It was the first lockdown of 2021 in Perth, and we were all working from home. And when astronomers look for something to distract themselves from looming existential dread, there’s nothing better than a new cosmic mystery. In 2020 I gave an undergraduate student, Tyrone O'Doherty, a fun project: look for radio sources that are changing in a large radio survey I’m leading. By the end of the year he’d
The "virtual fatigue" felt by so many of us will change the way Australia lives and works, a survey shows.Years of tapping to seek advice or treatment, order food, try to learn, or see colleagues and friends are taking their toll.
A 19-year-old has filmed her experience as floods left her stranded in the outback. Find out why viewers are gobsmacked.
A serial rapist serving decades in a NSW prison for sexually assaulting a teenage girl has died after it was revealed he was suffering from cancer.Mustafa Kayirici was to spend at least another forty years in jail but was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given a life expectancy of just months.
The alleged act of animal cruelty took place in the carpark of a club over the weekend. See how you can help police.
The World Health Organisation says there were 21 million new coronavirus cases reported globally last week, the highest weekly number of COVID-19 cases recorded since the pandemic began.The number of deaths was largely unchanged, at more than 50,000.
Lottery officials are faced with a rare occurrence after two winners shared Tuesday's Division One prize. Find out more.
A memorial has been planned for the "sweet, innocent" girl whose body was found in a barrel northwest of Sydney.
Melbourne ZooAround the world, populations of many beloved species are declining at increasing rates. According to one grim projection, as many as 40% of the world’s species may be extinct by 2050. Alarmingly, many of these declines are caused by threats for which few solutions exist. Numerous species now depend on conservation breeding programs for their survival. But these programs typically do not encourage species to adapt and survive in the wild alongside intractable threats such as climate
Victoria is rushing to get children vaccinated before school returns, as COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalisations continue to stabilise.The state recorded 15 deaths and 13,755 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, including 6130 from PCR tests and 7625 from rapid antigen tests.
An Australian pharmaceutical firm that's developing a world first virus-killing nasal spray is set to list on the ASX.Firebrick Pharma co-founder Dr Peter Molloy told AAP he's been working on the spray, called Nasodine, for almost a decade, as a treatment for the common cold.