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A local doctor wheeled out by NSW Labor to run in a key Sydney seat has withdrawn his candidacy.Ryde doctor Francisco Valencia was until Thursday Labor's candidate for the state electorate of Ryde in the upcoming NSW election.
Nepal is facing fresh political uncertainty after a vote count of the general elections held last month delivered a hung parliament, leaving the ruling alliance led by Nepali Congress two seats short of a majority.Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's NC emerged as the largest party with 89 out of a total of 275 seats in the federal parliament while the main opposition Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) came a close second with 78 seats, Election Commission figures showed on Wedne
George "Johnny" Johnson, the last known survivor of Britain's World War II "Dambusters" bombing raid on German infrastructure, has died at the age of 101.The PA news agency said Johnson died peacefully at a care home in the Bristol area of southwest England on Wednesday night.
The local bourse has suffered a day of losses amid fears about the economic outlook and even nuclear war, with oil prices plunging on concerns of reduced demand even as China relaxed COVID-19 restrictions.The benchmark S&P;/ASX200 index finished Thursday down 53.
Tightly wrapped human remains have been discovered by cleaners under a Brisbane unit complex, sparking a police investigation.The body was found partially buried in a locked area behind a wall at the Alderley Avenue building in Brisbane's north on Wednesday morning, police said.
Everyday discrimination could make up as much of half the burden of psychological distress among Indigenous people.In one of the first studies of its kind, Australian National University researchers have found 30 per cent of Indigenous adults experience high levels of psychological distress compared to 13 per cent of non-Indigenous adults.
Bruce Lehrmann is preparing to launch defamation proceedings after the criminal charges against him were dropped.Former Liberal Party staffer Brittany Higgins accused Mr Lehrmann of raping her inside the Parliament House office of the minister who they both worked for in 2019.
Raising the age of criminal responsibility will be high on the agenda as attorneys-general from across Australia meet for the second time this year.Federal Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus will on Friday meet with his state and territory counterparts to discuss Australia's justice system and potential areas of reforms, particularly regarding the age of criminal responsibility.
German authorities expect further arrests in the coming days as they investigate a far-right group prosecutors say was preparing to overthrow the state and install a former member of a German royal family as national leader.A former parliamentary lawmaker from the far-right Alternative For Germany (AfD) was also among those detained, according to German prosecutors.
Michael Reynolds/EPA/AAPForeign Minister Penny Wong and Defence Minister Richard Marles met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III for the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) in Washington, DC, on December 6. While there is notable continuity with last year’s agenda, this year’s AUSMIN clearly bears the Albanese government’s foreign and defence policy imprint – one that has a receptive audience in the Biden administration. Wi
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A major push by the NSW government to free up land for housing has failed to protect green spaces and left the state less liveable, environmental campaigners say.Ahead of the NSW election in March, the Total Environment Centre on Wednesday called for protections limiting major development including enforcing a new koala green belt around Sydney.
The ban prohibits unmarried people from having sex or living together, and will affect both locals and foreigners. Find out more.
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ShutterstockTreating people for long COVID – that is, symptoms that last longer than four weeks after COVID infection – can be extremely complex due to the wide variety of problems associated with the condition. While there is no “one size fits all” treatment, there is increasing recognition of the importance of allied health professionals such as physiotherapists and occupational therapists in providing treatment for people throughout various stages of COVID. We are still learning about long CO
A disability pensioner living in Werrington County, Sydney claims a tree looper dumped a truck-load of mulch on her driveway, which she recorded him doing.
Welfare officers at Tasmania Police lacked knowledge and understanding about post-traumatic stress disorder, the former partner of a sergeant who took his own life has told an inquest.The death of much-loved Sergeant Robert Cooke, 49, in 2020 is one of four police officer suicides being examined by the inquest.
The US Justice Department has asked a federal judge to hold Donald Trump's office in contempt of court for failing to fully comply with a subpoena to return all classified documents in the former president's possession, the Washington Post reports, citing people familiar with the matter.US District Court Judge Beryl Howell has not yet held a hearing or ruled on the request, the newspaper reported on Thursday.
Anne Sacoolas, the wife of a US diplomat, has been given an eight month jail term suspended for 12 months in a London court for causing the death of a teenager by careless driving in a fatal crash in the United Kingdom in 2019.Harry Dunn, 19, died in August 2019 after his motorcycle was in a collision with a car driven by Sacoolas near RAF Croughton, an air force base in the English county of Northamptonshire that is used by the US military.
A suspected Islamist militant, angered by Indonesia's new criminal code, has killed one other person and wounded at least 10 in a suicide bomb attack at a police station in the city of Bandung.The suicide bomber was believed to be affiliated with the Islamic State-inspired group Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) and had previously been jailed on terrorism charges, Indonesian police chief Listyo Sigit Prabowo told a news conference on Wednesday.