Filipino group blamed for tourist killing
Filipino group blamed for tourist killing
A visit by a British parliamentary committee to Taiwan is a "flagrant violation" of the one-China principle and a "gross interference" in China's internal affairs, a spokesperson for the Chinese embassy in the United Kingdom says.China claims democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory.
Changes to workplace laws and the introduction of multi-employer bargaining have cleared their last major hurdle and are set to become law by Christmas.The Senate passed the new laws on Thursday with the support of the Greens and independent senator David Pocock and are set to be ticked off by the government-controlled lower house.
Laws aimed at getting wages moving are coming to a head with the government pledging to put upward pressure on pay packets as soon as possible.Trade Minister Don Farrell said workers would be in a much better position when new workplace laws pass, which would give them a chance to catch up with the rising costs of living.
Despite flying close to 2,000km, these Qantas passengers were no closer to their final destination. Find out what happened.
A man who fatally dropped a six-month-old baby on its head could have been an NRL star before he started taking the drug ice, his stepfather has told a NSW court.George Cox says his stepson Jie Smith had been a quiet, promising young footballer in Gunnedah before moving to Newcastle to try out for the Knights.
Mr Morrison's defence of his controversial actions while prime minister have been labelled 'extraordinary'.
The top two Republicans in the US Congress have broken their silence about former president Donald Trump's dinner last week with white supremacist Nick Fuentes, saying the Republican Party has no place for anti-Semitism or white supremacy.Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy, who might become Speaker of the US House of Representatives when Republicans take control in January, had not commented previously on the November 22 meeting.
The federal government has beefed up Australia's version of the White House's situation room to make it even more nimble when dealing with life-threatening disasters.An upgrade of the technology and logistics capabilities of the National Situation Room has been completed by the National Emergency Management Agency, in line with the 2020 recommendations made by the bushfires royal commission.
Three stowaways are lucky to be alive after hanging on to an oil tanker's rudder for 11 days at sea. Find out what happened.
Olena Zelenska has revealed Russian soldiers are 'systematically' raping civilians as the Ukrainian first lady made an emotional plea to the world.
Taking Sydney's $5 billion second harbour tunnel underground will deliver economic and environmental benefits, the NSW government says.The decision to burrow the Western Harbour Tunnel under the sea floor, rather than dropping the tunnel onto it, was revealed on Thursday.
Climate and regional security will be discussed at a meeting between Foreign Minister Penny Wong and her New Zealand counterpart Nanaia Mahuta.The talks will take place in Canberra on Friday, following the first ministerial consultation between the pair in Wellington earlier this year.
As France searched for a late equaliser, the players on Tunisia's bench were watching another World Cup match on TV hoping for a goal.Neither came, giving Tunisia a momentous 1-0 win over defending champions France that still was not enough to prevent the North African team from being eliminated.
Socceroos defender Bailey Wright made his World Cup debut not knowing if his ill mother-in-law was still alive.Wright's mother-in-law died on Thursday evening (AEDT), hours after the 30-year-old made his cup debut.
Russian forces have tried to advance in eastern Ukraine and trained tank, mortar and artillery fire on Kherson in the south, as Western allies seek to buttress Ukraine and its neighbours against Moscow.8 billion) contract for six National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS) for Ukraine was awarded to Raytheon, the Pentagon said.
Special forces groups want the government to direct Australia's defence chief to hold off on stripping the nation's elite troops of their medals until Afghanistan war crimes allegations are proven.In a joint statement on Thursday, the Australian Special Air Services Association, Commando Association and the RSL said no one should face action until the legal proceedings are complete, citing the right of the accused to the presumption of innocence.
Doctors have sounded the alarm on "heartbreaking" rates of Indigenous kids dying by suicide and being thrown behind bars.The latest Closing the Gap report on bridging Indigenous disadvantage shows several targets are on track but adult incarceration rates, death by suicide and children in out-of-home care are getting worse.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has paid tribute to the Australians who have supported their neighbours during multiple natural disasters across the nation.In his Christmas message to parliament, Mr Albanese said while some Australians would enjoy the holidays relaxing with their families, many were marking the end of a tough year.
One of 10 men charged over a bikie gang defector's murder has faced court for a string of other offences.On remand after Shane Bowden's 2020 shooting death, Fidel Gunes on Thursday received a jail term in Brisbane District Court for a total of 18 charges.
The 10-month-old has spent almost one month in hospital with her mum now pushing for the toy to be banned. Find out what happened.