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The United Nations General Assembly has agreed on a definition of denial of the Holocaust, when the Nazis killed six million Jews during World War II, and urged social media companies "to take active measures" to combat anti-semitism."The General Assembly is sending a strong and unambiguous message against the denial or the distortion of these historical facts," said Germany's UN ambassador Antje Leendertse.
A speeding motorcyclist has died on live television after he rode into the path of an oncoming car.
Heartbreaking images reveal the impact of an oil spill in Peru blamed on tsunami waves disrupting an oil tanker. Find out more.
A tearful and apologetic Adele has postponed a series of Las Vegas concerts because half of her crew was sick with COVID-19 and the pandemic has caused delivery delays.The British superstar had been scheduled to start a three-month residence at the Caesars Palace Hotel on Friday in what were to be her first live appearances since 2017.
Justin Stein has been charged with murdering Charlise Mutten. His mum has spoken about her son as he prepares to face court.
Former Sydney Morning Herald editor Lisa Davies has been appointed CEO of Australian Associated Press.The move comes as Emma Cowdroy steps back from the role due to family commitments, but will remain at AAP in a senior position.
Retired general Yair Golan spent a significant part of his military career serving in the occupied West Bank, protecting Jewish settlements. Today, he is one of their most vocal critics.
A distraught mother has taken to Facebook to share an encounter with a Coles checkout staffer that left her feeling degraded. Find out why she was so distressed.
Austrian MPs have passed a bill making COVID-19 vaccinations compulsory while authorities in France and Israel have announced an easing of pandemic restrictions.Lawmakers in Austria's lower house of parliament voted 137 to 33 to approve the mandate, which will apply to all residents of Austria aged 18 and over from February 1.
Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne says sending direct military support to the Ukraine is not on the table as Russian troops threaten the peace in eastern Europe.Senator Payne said she had been in contact with her Ukrainian counterpart and indicated Australia would be prepared to consider any calls for help, but no formal requests have been made.
Tasmania has recorded its first coronavirus-linked death since reopening its borders to mainland hotspots in mid-December.The 90-year-old woman, who was unvaccinated, was a resident of the Barrington Lodge Aged Care Centre in Hobart.
A motorcyclist has died following a horrifying crash in a police pursuit in Los Angeles.
GettyImagesA geopolitical earthquake could begin within weeks. As a string of bilateral crisis talks predictably falter, further military aggression by Russia against Ukraine seems all too probable. If this comes to pass, the shock waves will likely be fast, wide and highly disruptive, potentially activating “tripwires” in the global security environment far beyond the edge of Europe. Aotearoa New Zealand’s geographical distance will be no defence against the rolling consequences of a protracted
One police officer has been injured and police have faced gunfire during a night of civil unrest over COVID-19 restrictions in Guadeloupe, a French overseas territory in the Caribbean, the island's local authority says.Shops were vandalised and there were attempted robberies during the unrest, focused on Guadeloupe's largest urban centre Pointe-a-Pitre, the authority said.
Peru has declared an environmental emergency after announcing that 21 beaches on the Pacific coast were contaminated by an oil spill at a refinery following surging waves caused by the eruption of an underwater volcano near Tonga.President Pedro Castillo said a committee will be formed to propose ways of dealing with the crisis, in keeping with national policies aimed at protecting the environment.
Nathan Zamprogno taught across Sydney's private Christian schools for 20 years, but he says once a school discovered his sexuality, he was sacked."When I was challenged about my sexuality, I answered honestly and I was told there was no place for me at the school the following year - the connection was crystal clear," he said.
As he was being pulled out to sea he could hear his son calling him from the shore – but he made the heartbreaking decision to stay quiet and drift away. FInd out why.
The Northern Territory has reported 459 new COVID-19 cases as infections continue to rise among the Indigenous population and remote communities.It brings the total number of active cases in the NT to about 3970 with 54 patients in hospital.
Chinese forces followed and warned away a US warship which entered waters near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, the country's military says, in the latest uptick in tensions in the disputed waterway.The Southern Theatre Command of the People's Liberation Army said the USS Benfold "illegally" sailed into Chinese territorial waters without permission, violating the country's sovereignty, and that Chinese naval and air forces tracked the ship.
The US has issued a warning if Russia moves in to the Ukraine. But how exactly could Australia respond?