England rugby hit back at Cheika criticism
England rugby hit back at Cheika criticism
The death toll from a migrant boat that sank off the Syrian coast after sailing from Lebanon has risen to 86, according to Syrian state TV.The incident was deadliest so far as a surging number of Lebanese, Syrians, and Palestinians have been trying to flee crisis-hit Lebanon by sea for a better future in Europe.
Military-aged men are fleeing Russia in droves, filling planes and causing traffic jams at border crossings to avoid being rounded up to fight in Ukraine following the Kremlin's partial military mobilisation.Queues stretching for 10 kilometres on Friday formed on a road leading to the southern border with Georgia, according to Yandex Maps, a Russian online map service.
Post-tropical cyclone Fiona has knocked out power to more than 500,000 customers in Canada, damaging homes with strong winds and rain as it made landfall.Fiona transformed from a hurricane into a post-tropical storm late on Friday, but meteorologists cautioned it still could have hurricane-strength winds and bring drenching rains and huge waves.
Police in Paris have cleared a refugee camp in the city centre where about 100 people were living, officers say, citing public order and health issues.The people had been living at the camp at Place de la Bastille since the end of May, the police prefecture said.
Russian forces have launched new strikes on Ukrainian cities as Kremlin-orchestrated votes continued in occupied regions to pave the way for their annexation by Moscow.Zaporizhzhia Governor Oleksandr Starukh said the Russians targeted infrastructure facilities in the Dnieper River city.
Fiona, a Category 4 hurricane, has pounded Bermuda with heavy rains and winds as it swept by the island on a route forecast to have it approaching northeastern Canada late in the day as a still-powerful storm.Authorities in Bermuda opened shelters and closed schools and offices on Friday ahead of Fiona.
Climate Change Minister Chris Bowen has urged China and the United States to resume talks ahead of the COP27 summit later this year."Unless the world's two biggest emitters are at least talking.
The delivery of Bushmaster vehicles promised to Ukraine remains on track and is not been held up by red tape, Australia's defence minister says.Ukraine has asked for further Bushmasters, artillery and access to Hawkei protected light vehicles from Australia.
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Russian forces have launched new strikes on Ukrainian cities as Kremlin-orchestrated votes took place in four occupied regions to create a pretext for their annexation by Moscow.In cities across Russia, police arrested hundreds of people who tried to protest against a mobilisation order aimed at beefing up the country's troops in Ukraine.
Indigenous Affairs Minister Linda Burney says enshrining a Voice to Parliament in the constitution would have a tangible impact on the lives of Indigenous people.But the voice would not be consulted on every piece of legislation before the federal parliament as some raised concerns about a two-tier system.
Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has attacked a militant group's base located in the north of neighbouring Iraq, according to Iranian state media.IRNA said the Guard's ground forces fired artillery from positions within Iran's West Azerbaijan province, attacking what it described as a "terrorist group" based across the border in Iraq.
China underscored its commitment to its claim to Taiwan, telling world leaders that anyone who gets in the way of its determination to reunify with the self-governing island would be "crushed by the wheels of history.""Only when China is fully reunified can there be true peace across the Taiwan Strait," Wang Yi, China's foreign minister, said at the UN General Assembly.
Four objects from the Warumungu people will be returned from a New Zealand museum to country in the Northern Territory.Two hooked boomerangs (wartilykirri), an adze (palya/kupija) and an axe (ngurrulumuru) were collected by well-known anthropologist Baldwin Spencer and telegraph operator James Field.
The cashless card looks likely to be abolished as the federal government seeks to pass legislation to scrap the program.After consulting across the country, the government will on Monday introduce the reforms to parliament that could see people taken off the cashless debit card scheme in less than two weeks.
Russia has made its case to the world for its war in Ukraine, repeating a series of grievances about its neighbour and the West to tell the UN General Assembly meeting of leaders that Moscow had "no choice" but to take military action.At the heart of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's address was a claim that the United States and its allies -- not Russia, as the West maintains -- are aggressively undermining the international system that the UN represents.
Crews are expected to start hauling the carcasses of about 200 dead whales out to sea after a mass stranding on Tasmania's west coast.Rescuers were still monitoring whales inside Macquarie Harbour, south of Strahan, on Saturday, and attempted to free two that were stranded in shallower waters.
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Australia has the firepower and teamwork to match it with their powerful rivals in the elite women's road race at the world championships.Even with Annemiek van Vleuten in doubt because ot the elbow fracture she suffered in Wednesday's crash, the Dutch remain the nation to beat.