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The butterflies have flown from the United States and Canada to Mexico to escape the winter cold. Source: Reuters
The UK government has tightened travel restrictions amid concerns about the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant, saying all travellers arriving in England will need to take a COVID-19 test before they board their flight.Health Secretary Sajid Javid said the new rules will apply from 4am London time on Tuesday.
Australia is trending down in military capability as historians warn China's ruling party could make a desperate and bold move. Read why.
The mother is alleged to have given a chilling four-word response when asked where her daughter was. Find out more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Losing a baby can be an isolating and lonely experience at the best of times but being forced to be apart from family and friends when you do can make it impossibly painful.The COVID-19 pandemic has left parents struggling with loss floundering, unable to access the usual avenues of support such as face-to-face counselling and bereavement services.
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.
Delfina Pan's loved ones revealed the suspect, 20, 'didn't leave her alone' and she had refused to go to New York with him. Read about the allegations.
Genetic material found at crime scenes could help narrow a search for suspects even when there's no match to DNA records, using new technology to be used for the first time by Australian law enforcement.The Australian Federal Police says its new "massively parallel sequencing" DNA analysis technology can help investigators predict the gender, ancestry, eye, and soon hair colour of potential offenders from unmatched genetic evidence found at crime scenes.
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.
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.
Omicron cases are on the rise in Australia, with fears the variant is spreading in the community. Read more.
Australians are still deserting Melbourne and Sydney in droves and moving to Brisbane or Perth, according to an online removalist booking company."We are a good proxy of the total people moving house in Australia - you would not look at our site unless you wanted to move," Adam Coward from Muval told AAP.
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".
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.
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.