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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.
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.
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.
The 38-year-old spent years struggling to breathe out of his right nostril. Read here to see what doctors found out.
The TikTok video of a man apparently caring for an animal has been condemned by an expert. Find out why here.
After 107 days, New Zealand's largest city is free from strict COVID-19 restrictions as the country moves to a new strategy.Auckland, with a population of about 1.
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.
West Australian MP James Hayward is being urged to quit parliament, having resigned from the WA Nationals after he was charged with multiple child sexual abuse offences.Hayward, who was elected to WA's parliament earlier this year, is facing multiple charges relating to an eight-year-old girl, including persistent sexual conduct.
At least one person has beenn killed and 41 suffered severe burns after the Semeru volcano in Indonesia's East Java province erupted, officials said.The eruption sent residents fleeing as a huge column of smoke blanketed nearby villages in darkness on Saturday, turning day into night.
An Italian man turned up at a vaccination centre wearing a fake silicone arm, hoping to fool a nurse into giving him a jab in order to obtain a COVID-19 health certificate, local authorities say.The man, who is in his 50s, has been reported to police in the northern city of Biella, regional governor Alberto Cirio said, adding that the silicone on the prosthetic arm looked "very similar" to real skin.
Insurers and governments face a "disaster scenario" of compounding catastrophes made more challenging by underinsurance, climate risk experts have warned.Former NSW fire and rescue commissioner Greg Mullins told a Climate Council forum on Friday that Australia faces more "compound events" as heatwaves lead to flash droughts, which lead to massive fires.
Transport for NSW says there is a valid explanation for the strange occurrence. Find out more.
The World Health Organisation has urged Asia-Pacific countries to boost healthcare capacity and vaccination rates as the Omicron COVID-19 variant spreads. Read more.
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The former boss of missing Sydney model Revelle Balmain is among five men charged after police uncovered an alleged criminal syndicate while investigating her disappearance.Ms Balmain was 22 when she was last seen in the Kingsford area on November 5, 1994.
A cyclist found dead on a major wayside in Queensland's north may have laid unnoticed for more than 12 hours, police believe.The body of the 20-year-old man was discovered by a passing truck driver in a culvert beside the Bruce Highway at Tully shortly before midday on Friday.
Six more US states have confirmed infections of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 but the Delta strain likely remains a greater threat as winter sets in and Americans gather for the holidays.New Jersey, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Utah each reported their first cases of the Omicron variant on Friday.
Nationals MP Damian Drum has added his name to the growing list of coalition politicians to retire at the federal election.Mr Drum, who represents the safe seat of Nicholls in Victoria's north, announced his retirement on Friday after the sitting year wrapped up.
Lucas Coch/AAPThe Labor opposition has pledged to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions by 43% this decade based on 2005 levels, claiming the plan will create jobs, cut power bills, boost renewables and provide business certainty. Labor says the policy would create 604,000 jobs – mostly in regional areas – unlock A$52 billion in private sector investment in Australian industry, and cause electricity prices to fall by $275 per household by 2025. Announcing the policy on Friday, Labor leader
A former teacher's aide in Tasmania who breached her position of trust and sexually abused an underage past student has received a suspended jail sentence.The woman, who was 43 at time, had sex with the 16-year-old boy in her car earlier this year after arranging to meet up when he contacted her.