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Norway's annual Christmas tree gift to London has provoked unseasonably abrupt responses, including demands that the 24-metre Norwegian spruce be replaced, after it appeared to be less than symmetrical with some broken branches.Every year, a tree is felled outside Oslo and sent to London's Trafalgar Square as an offering of thanks from Norwegians for the United Kingdom's support during World War II.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has been criticised for his etiquette during what was an eventful Covid press conference on Thursday. Find out what's been said.
A Queensland businessman who carried out a plan to remove money from his telecommunications business before it was liquidated has been jailed.Richard Sebastian Ludwig was not the mastermind behind the scheme, but that did not excuse his behaviour, Brisbane District Court Judge Nathan Jarro said in handing down his sentence on Thursday.
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.
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.
The TikTok video of a man apparently caring for an animal has been condemned by an expert. Find out why here.
New pedestrian crossings are being trialled across Brisbane to make them more Covid-safe. Find out why it's causing a stir among locals.
West Australian state Nationals MP and former federal party vice-president James Hayward could be dumped from the party after being charged with 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.
The area in South Africa where the Covid Omicron variant originated from has seen a sudden rise in infant hospitalisations. Read more about the alarming data.
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.
Ben Roberts-Smith's defamation trial will resume in Sydney on February 2 after months of delays caused by COVID-19 lockdowns and border closures.His lawsuit against The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Canberra Times over alleged war crimes in Afghanistan was halted in August.
Two NASA astronauts have completed a six-and-a-half hour spacewalk to replace a faulty antenna on the International Space Station.It was a mission NASA said carried slightly higher risk posed by orbital debris left from a Russian missile test weeks ago.
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.
The testimony will likely bring more unwanted attention for Donald Trump who has since tried to distance himself from Epstein.
Hospitals have been warned there could be 6000 people in intensive care by Christmas. Find out more.
China has imposed a customs block on Lithuanian exports, a Lithuanian trade body says, amid a deepening spat between officials in Beijing and Vilnius about the Baltic state's decision to allow Taiwan to open a de facto embassy.China downgraded its diplomatic ties with the Baltic state and suspended consular services there after the Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania opened on November 18.
The man accused of driving his SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing six people and injuring dozens, says he feels like he is being "demonised".Darrell Brooks Jr, in an interview with Fox News from the Waukesha County Jail, offered no details about a possible motive.
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese claims Labor's plan gets the balance right. Read more to see if you agree.
Labor will take a "modest" climate change strategy to the federal election centred on a legislated 43 per cent emissions cut this decade.Household power bills are anticipated to be $275 cheaper, compared with today, by 2025, and $378 cheaper in 2030 under the opposition's policy.