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Ukraine says Russia was behind a cyber attack that defaced its government websites and alleged that Russia is engaged in an increasing "hybrid war" against its neighbour.The statement from the Ministry of Digital Development came a day after Microsoft said dozens of computer systems at an unspecified number of Ukrainian government agencies had been infected with destructive malware disguised as ransomware.
More than $8 million in federal government funding will be spent on the beleaguered agricultural show industry to ensure the show goes on for its showmen and women.With around 700 Australian ag shows cancelled since the pandemic began, many of the showmen and women who travel the circuit have been left struggling.
British woman Angela Glover hasn't been seen since the tsunami hit Tonga on Saturday. Read about her family's desperate quest to find her.
A Norwegian court will this week hear mass killer Anders Behring Breivik explain why he believes he should be released from prison after spending more than a decade behind bars.Breivik, a far-right extremist, killed 77 people in Norway's worst peacetime atrocity in July 2011.
A woman in her 80s has died from COVID-19 in the ACT, as the national capital reported a one-day record for cases.The woman died at a residential aged care facility in Canberra, bringing the ACT's pandemic death toll to 20.
There's been one positive side-effect of the socially distanced dating scene, according to one man who helps people looking for love. Do you agree?
Awaiting rescue, the woman appeared to snap photos seconds before her car went under. See how close she came to a tragic incident.
While millions of Australians struggle to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation's billionaires have pocketed $205 million a day.Anti-poverty charity Oxfam has run the numbers and found Australia's 47 billionaires doubled their collective net worth to $255 billion over the first two years of the crisis.
A Sydney learner driver will face court after he allegedly impaled his car on a railing after going for a drive unsupervised. Find out what happened.
A late rally has helped the Australian share market to slim gains after China's central bank cut loan rates.The market was little changed for most of Monday until China's central bank responded to fourth-quarter GDP data showing the economy slowing.
Three teens were booted from a Melbourne tram after a wild verbal tirade.
shutterstockDuring the past four decades in which home ownership among Australians aged 25-34 has sunk from around 60% to 45%, home ownership among the same age group in Singapore has climbed from around 60% to 88%. There’s a good chance that’s because Singapore is doing something right. What Singapore has that Australia does not is a public housing developer, the Housing Development Board, which puts new dwellings on public and reclaimed land, provides mortgages, and allows buyers to use their
ShutterstockEvery year thousands of students enrol in PhD degrees at universities in New Zealand. The government funds their degrees because the advanced knowledge and innovations they develop benefit our economy and society. But there is growing concern about the impact of COVID-19 on doctoral students. It’s feared some will abandon their degrees, with real implications for the potential future social and economic benefits of the research. PhD students are required to do extensive research and
The federal government is "extremely concerned" about the health of detained Australian man Yang Hengjun on the eve of his third year in a Chinese prison.Dr Yang, 56, was detained by Chinese authorities in January 2019 at Guangzhou Airport before being charged with espionage in October 2020.
A BBC funded purely by commercial means would fail to serve a universal British audience in the way it does now, its boss has warned, after the government questioned whether its public funding model should continue in future.Formed in 1922 to educate, inform and entertain, the BBC creates global, national and local radio, online content and television for mass audiences while also catering to those users who fail to have their interests served by commercial outlets.
The woman says it's a side effect that's not talked about enough. Source: TikTok/ Marianna
A disaster expert has outlined key issues which the Pacific island nation could now face.
The two-dose Russian Sputnik V vaccine will now be recognised in Australia for the purpose of travellers entering the country.Australia requires non-citizens entering the country to be fully vaccinated, and the Therapeutic Goods Administration on Monday said it has received more information about the Russian vaccine's efficacy.
Emily Morse chalked up her persistent back pain to sitting hunched over her computer for eight hours a day. She's now fighting for her life. Read more.
Influenza has returned to Europe at a faster-than-expected rate this winter after almost disappearing last year, raising concerns about a prolonged "twindemic" with COVID-19 amid doubts about the effectiveness of flu vaccines.Lockdowns, mask-wearing and social distancing that have become the norm in Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic knocked out flu last winter, temporarily eradicating a virus that globally kills about 650,000 a year, according to EU figures.