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Australia's religious leaders have called for the release of asylum seekers in detention following the Novak Djokovic controversy.The star tennis player, who arrived to compete in the Australian Open, was detained by immigration authorities in Melbourne's Park Hotel and deported a fortnight ago after failing to meet the country's vaccination requirements for international visitors.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has "not raised any issue" about his awkward encounter with former Australian of the Year Grace Tame at The Lodge earlier this week.Ms Tame stood stony faced during a photograph with the prime minister and appeared reluctant to shake his hand at a morning tea for Australian of the Year finalists.
Tasmania has recorded 683 new COVID-19 cases, as the number of people being treated for the virus in hospital declines.Saturday's daily case figure is the lowest since January 3 and hospitalisations have fallen since the beginning of the week.
Emergency measures have been activated in South Australia as the state braces for more inland flooding after recent rains cut food supply lines to the Northern Territory and Western Australia.Roads and rail lines to both states remain underwater in parts leading to diminishing stocks of fresh food and meat in the NT and some processed foods in WA.
The United Nations' human rights chief is talking with China for a potentially imminent trip to the Xinjiang region, her office says, in what could provide rare close-up foreign scrutiny of accusations of abuses against ethnic Uighurs.Michelle Bachelet has long sought access to investigate an issue that has soured relations between China and the US, bringing genocide accusations and a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Games.
McDonald's ended 2021 on a high note with US customers spending more and fewer restaurant closures in Europe from coronavirus restrictions.But higher costs for food and labour weighed on profits and the company said it expects that pressure to continue this year.
A man who sexually offended against a teenage girl won't have his prison sentence increased after an appeal by prosecutors failed.They had argued the judge who sentenced Harry Smith to 18 months behind bars made a mistake in describing his 15-year-old victim as a "willing participant".
An inquiry into COVID-19 lockdown gatherings in Downing Street that might determine the future of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson could be further delayed after the police asked for the report to make only "minimal reference" to those events.Johnson, facing the gravest threat to his leadership over the alleged lockdown-busting parties at his residence and office at Number 10, has so far weathered growing calls to resign over the events, asking for MPs to wait for the report.
Richard Jacobson, an avid hiker, was camping with a friend in the Superstition Mountains when he plummeted 213 metres off a cliff. Read more about this tragic accident.
A 40-year-old man has been found dead at a Perth home alongside his 6-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter.
Russia has sent its strongest signal so far that it is willing to engage with US security proposals and reiterated it does not want war over Ukraine."If it depends on Russia, then there will be no war.
He had complained of hernia pain for about a decade but once the 67-year-old had surgery, doctors made an amazing discovery. WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT.
The shark was spotted swimming metres from the shore in WA, just days after another sighting.
The Hong Kong government says it will compensate pet shops trading in hamsters after ordering a cull on the rodents last week over fears they were spreading COVID-19.The city's Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said it would offer a one-off payment of up to HK$30,000 ($A5,519) to shops affected by the culling of all hamsters on sale and tracing of people who had recently purchased them.
Residents of New York and New England have hunkered down for a fierce Nor'easter bringing high winds, deep cold and up to 60cm of snow, a blizzard predicted to be one of the worst in recent memory.Forecasts of a potentially brutal storm, which moved up the East Coast after forming in the Atlantic Ocean off the Carolinas, had prompted airlines to cancel 5000 flights through the weekend and delay more than 8000.
A Melbourne-based group has been chosen to redevelop an old gasworks site in Adelaide, with the $459 million plan expected to generate up to 1000 ongoing jobs.South Australian Treasurer Rob Lucas says the MAB Corporation has been selected as the preferred bidder to acquire, remediate and develop the 5.
Australia's federal budget outcome for the first half of the financial year has come in $24.5 billion better than predicted in May.
A Queensland detective accused of passing on information about a suspect in parallel homicide and counter-terrorism investigations has been committed to stand trial.Detective Bryan Anthony Swift is accused of providing the name and address of the suspect to the media, as well as information about a forthcoming counter-terrorism raid.
The Prime Minister has addressed the now-viral images of him and the former Australian of the Year. Read what he had to say here.
Italy's parliament has failed to elect a new president for a fourth day running, with the main political blocs floundering in their efforts to find a mutually acceptable candidate for the powerful role.Neither the centre-right nor centre-left put forward any names for Thursday's ballot after various parties had shot down a raft of possible contenders, opening the way for intense behind-the-scenes haggling in the hours ahead.