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Omicron cases are on the rise in Australia, with fears the variant is spreading in the community. Read more.
The butterflies have flown from the United States and Canada to Mexico to escape the winter cold. Source: Reuters
Ten people aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship approaching New Orleans have tested positive for COVID-19, officials say.The Norwegian Breakaway had departed New Orleans on November 28 and is due to return this weekend, the Louisiana Department of Health said in a news release on Saturday night.
La Boite's artists company is embedding Queensland creatives in the theatre company for 18 months. Markus RavikIn the arts in Australia, precarious employment, unpaid work and short-lived careers are the norm. Many artists and arts workers have “portfolio careers”, piecing together a mixture of jobs while competing for limited funding and career opportunities in the arts. COVID-19 shone a glaring spotlight on this precarity, exposing the lack of permanent jobs in the sector. Some 81% of artists
The mother is alleged to have given a chilling four-word response when asked where her daughter was. Find out more.
Australia is trending down in military capability after joining the new AUKUS defence pact but has overall held steady to maintain sixth spot in the Asia Power Index.The Lowy Institute - a Sydney-based think tank - has released their fourth annual index, ranking 26 countries and territories according to the power they wield in the Indo-Pacific region.
Thai authorities intercepted nearly 900 kg of crystal methamphetamine hidden in a cargo shipment at Bangkok's Port Custom Office and bound for Taiwan where it has a marketplace value of up to $A127 million, a customs official said.The drug was seized by customs officials late on Friday, hidden in powder form inside 161 white silicon slabs in packages destined for Taiwan.
Victoria's chief health officer is talking up the safety of Pfizer's paediatric COVID-19 vaccine as his state and others wait final clearance for five- to 11-year-olds.The young cohort is to soon become eligible for the vaccine after it was provisionally approved by the nation's medicines regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration.
The USA Power Lotto is offering Aussies the chance to win $400 million in Tuesday's draw. Find out how to enter the draw through the Lottery Office today.
Tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs has killed at least 24 people in Sudan's western Darfur region, an aid group says.It is the latest bout of intercommunal violence to rock the conflict-stricken region.
A boat has been filmed crashing into the shore in Perth's suburb of Mindari. Source: Crayfishing WA / Facebook
Many Aussies dream of a northern hemisphere Christmas and when they travel abroad, enjoy experiencing the wintry scenes: snowy streetscapes with twinkling fairy lights; long evenings next to a log fire; woolly Christmas jumpers and mulled wine.But not all intended to have quite so many of them.
Australia is trending down in military capability as historians warn China's ruling party could make a desperate and bold move. Read why.
Job advertising has risen sharply as COVID-19 lockdowns ease and now stands at its highest level in 13 years, suggesting a rapid fall in the unemployment rate is on the cards.The ANZ job ads series released on Monday jumped 7.
The 31-year-old mum says she wants to change the stigma around her industry. Find out more.
Jacinda Ardern has hailed her country's "astonishing" vaccination rate as New Zealand's downtick of COVID-19 cases continues and Aucklanders enjoy restored freedoms.November brought pandemic highs for New Zealand, with 15 deaths, and daily cases pushing beyond 200 for the first time.
The body of a 20-year-old man who went missing while swimming off the Sunshine Coast has been found.Rescue crews had resumed their search for the man identified in media reports as Travis Davis of Capalaba, south of Brisbane, after he was swept away at Shelly Beach near Caloundra on Saturday afternoon.
Labor has pledged not one job would be lost under its long-awaited climate policy.In an address to the National Press Club, the opposition's climate change spokesman Chris Bowen described the party's pledge for a 43 per cent cut in emissions by 2030 as "targets with teeth".
An elderly man who appeared to be a Greek Orthodox priest shouted "Pope, you are a heretic" as Pope Francis was entering the Orthodox Archbishopric in Athens and was taken away by police.Video showed the man, who was dressed in black robes and black hat and had a long white beard, shouting the words in Greek outside the building on Saturday before police bundled him away.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has labelled the investigation into former NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian as shameful and welcomed the idea of her making a tilt for the federal seat of Warringah.Speculation has increased Ms Berejiklian would put her hand up for Liberal preselection to run against Zali Steggall in the northern Sydney electorate after the independent won it from former prime minister Tony Abbott in 2019.