EgyptAir hijacker's motive remains unclear
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EgyptAir hijacker's motive remains unclear
Aussie army widow Madonna Paul says she has endured many "cruel and inhumane" acts by the Department of Veterans' Affairs since the suicide of her husband Michael.Among the stings is a "bizarre law" triggered by her husband's suicide which sees her pension docked $500 a week, a royal commission has been told.
The federal government is "very, very" confident its climate bill enshrining a 43 per cent emissions reduction target will pass the Senate.The bill to lock in that target, based on 2005 levels by 2030, on the way to net zero emissions by 2050 passed the lower house on Thursday 89 votes to 55 with the support of the Greens and crossbench independent MPs.
Israeli air strikes have pounded Gaza while the militant Islamic Jihad group fired hundreds of rockets into Israel as a cross-border clash continued into a second day, killing at least six people, including four children.Hamas, the Islamist group which controls the enclave, said the children were among the dead from a blast on Saturday close to the Jabalya refugee camp and blamed Israel.
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.
Kurtis Marschall has emulated the great Steve Hooker, the man who first inspired him to take up pole vaulting, by winning back-to-back Commonwealth gold medals.Marschall was staring down an early exit when he needed three attempts to get over his second height of 5.
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.
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 has made a submission to the fair work umpire advocating for a significant and meaningful wage increase for aged care workers.The Fair Work Commission is determining whether to lift pay rates for the aged care sector, with personal care workers on a starting rate of $23.
Large pumps have sucked water from a flooded coal mine in Mexico as authorities weigh whether to send divers to try to save 10 miners who have been trapped underground for more than three days.The miners became trapped at a mine in the northern border state of Coahuila on Wednesday afternoon when their excavation work caused a tunnel wall to collapse, triggering flooding in three wells.
The discovery has sparked a wave of comments from Aussies revealing their own stories.
A mysterious find in waters off the Northern Territory has left a fishing crew scratching their heads. Find out what they discovered.
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.
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.
In the coming days, WA could see some snow, as a cold front pushes east, resulting in persistent chilly weather.
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.
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.
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.
Ending his most recent COVID-19 isolation, US President Joe Biden has left the White House for the first time since becoming infected with the coronavirus last month.Biden has reunited with first lady Jill Biden in their home state of Delaware.
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 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.