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An electrical fire swept through an Egyptian Coptic Christian church during Mass, causing a stampede and killing at least 41 people.The blaze started during a Sunday morning service in the Abu Sifin church in the city of Giza where about up to 1,000 people had gathered.
A woman was found dead in a Victorian creek this morning, with police believing her to be the dog walker reported missing on Monday. Find out more.
Kenya's elections chief has declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner of a tight presidential race but some senior election officials disowned the result, fuelling fears of widespread violence like that seen after previous disputed polls.Hailing the electoral commission as "heroes" after he was declared the winner on Monday, Ruto said: "There is no looking back.
A Woolies customer was appalled by the state of his delivery, but not everyone has been sympathetic. Find out why.
Nicholas Evans, the British author who penned the bestselling novel "The Horse Whisperer," has died aged 72.United Agents said Evans died "suddenly" on August 9 following a heart attack.
Former NRL star Brett Finch has pleaded guilty to sharing child sexual abuse material.The 40-year-old appeared in Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court on Tuesday, when he entered the plea to one charge of using a carriage service to transmit, publish or promote abusive material.
A convicted killer who remains adamant someone else murdered his wife 34 years ago will no longer be subjected to state supervision.The NSW Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a state government claim that Thomas Andrew Keir poses an unacceptable risk of committing another serious offence involving intimate partner violence.
A NZ tourist's huge medical bill has proven a timely reminder to Aussie tourists heading overseas.
A pleasant day out by a babbling river turned into a sudden fight for survival as disaster struck. Watch the video.
Just 12 days after Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, the US lawmakers have landed in Taiwan despite repeated warnings from China.
ShutterstockThe NSW government’s industrial dispute with rail unions over the new intercity trains is tipped to add hundreds of millions of dollars to costs on Australia’s largest infrastructure project that has already blown out by billions. But even without overruns pushing the cost of the driverless-train project to more than A$55 billion, the economics of the “Sydney Metro” project are questionable – in particular the decision to cannibalise parts of the existing Sydney train network to crea
Wall Street has closed higher as signs that inflation may have peaked in July increased investor confidence that a bull market could be under way and spurred the S&P; 500 and the Nasdaq to post their fourth straight week of gains.5 per cent from a mid-June low, with the latest gains coming from data this week showing a slower-than-expected rise in the consumer price index and a surprise drop in producer prices last month.
Global shares have struggled to advance while investors digested news of an unexpected cut in Chinese interest rates as data pointed to faltering growth in the world's second-largest economy, sending oil prices nearly two per cent lower.Weaker US stock index futures also weighed on sentiment, while a steadier dollar knocked gold.
Kenya's peaceful presidential election was briefly disrupted when riot police responded to scuffles at the national tallying centre amid tensions over the close results.An agent for longtime opposition leader and candidate Raila Odinga announced from the lectern that the tallying centre was the "scene of a crime" before calm was restored late on Saturday.
Hawthorn Football Club has been accused of unlawful discrimination by an ex-employee, who claims she was forced to resign due to alleged misconduct.Sophia Salmon-Abbott recently began legal proceedings against the Victorian AFL club, claiming she was isolated and demoted last year due to her mental health struggles.
If nuclear war broke out, Australia may be the best place to survive.Researchers have analysed the impact nuclear weapon detonation would have on global food supply, finding massive fires and soot in the atmosphere would lead to food shortages and famine.
US Department of EnergyEven a relatively small nuclear war would create a worldwide food crisis lasting at least a decade in which hundreds of millions would starve, according to our new modelling published in Nature Food. In a nuclear war, bombs dropped on cities and industrial areas would start firestorms, injecting large amounts of soot into the upper atmosphere. This soot would spread globally and rapidly cool the planet. Although the war might only last days or weeks, the impacts on Earth’s
The last of Victoria's coal-fired power plants would be shut within the next decade if the Greens have their way, with experts saying the deadline may be feasible.A bill is expected to be introduced to state parliament on Tuesday, proposing Victoria's three remaining coal plants close by 2030, ahead of the current anticipated 2046 time frame.
Bingo Industries faces fines of $10 million or more after pleading guilty to criminal cartel offences where prices were allegedly fixed for demolition waste services in Sydney.The waste management firm has been accused in the Federal Court of fixing the prices of skip bins and waste processing services with two competitors Skips Bin Services and Aussie Skips Recycling in 2019.
My colleagues and I published the most detailed studies of the earliest events in the COVID-19 pandemic last month in the journal Science. Together, these papers paint a coherent evidence-based picture of what took place in the city of Wuhan during the latter part of 2019. The take-home message is the COVID pandemic probably did begin where the first cases were detected – at the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market. At the same time this lays to rest the idea that the virus escaped from a laboratory.