Foley eyes Super Rugby return v Brumbies
Foley eyes Super Rugby return v Brumbies
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.
South Korea's military says North Korea has fired at least one unidentified ballistic missile toward its eastern sea.South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff on Sunday did not immediately say what type of missile it was or how far it flew.
Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong has encouraged China to persuade Russia to end its conflict with Ukraine. Find out more.
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.
Young Australians are more anxious than ever as they navigate technological change and the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.That's the conclusion of National Mental Health Commission chief executive Christine Morgan as a national listening tour near its end.
Marine rescuers will scale down their mission to free whales involved in a mass stranding on Tasmania's west coast, as the priority shifts to at-sea burials for about 200 dead animals.There were no surviving pilot whales left on Ocean Beach near Macquarie Harbour, south of Strahan, as of Saturday, incident controller Brendon Clark confirmed.
The federal opposition has called on the government to wind back and re-prioritise spending in the upcoming budget to ease cost of living pressures.Opposition finance spokeswoman Jane Hume said the October budget to be handed down by Labor Treasurer Jim Chalmers should include "more cautious spending".
A mob of angry Russian reservists have been filmed yelling at a military officer. Watch it here.
A neighbour's note has divided the internet after it warned residents to expect damage to their cars. Find out what happened.
Australia will seek a seat on the United Nations Security Council as it pushes for greater membership for smaller states, after raising concerns about the veto powers of permanent member Russia.Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong told the UN General Assembly on Saturday Australia wants the council to make room for other "small and medium-sized" countries from Africa, Latin America and Asia.
A council spokesperson said staff are not exempt from local laws. Find out what they did.
A decision to change testing processes in Queensland that means thousands of DNA samples are being re-tested did not reach the minister-in-charge at the time.Deputy Premier Steven Miles was health minister in 2018 when the threshold limits were changed at the state-run forensics lab.
Russian police moved quickly to disperse peaceful protests against President Vladimir Putin's military mobilisation order, arresting hundreds, including some children, in several cities across the vast country.Police detained more than 700 people, including over 300 in Moscow and nearly 150 in St Petersburg, according to OVD-Info, an independent website that monitors political arrests in Russia.
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.
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.