Nepal investigates couple's Everest claims
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Nepal investigates couple's Everest claims
The World Health Organisation says "sustained transmission" of monkeypox worldwide could result in the virus beginning to move into high-risk groups like pregnant women, immunocompromised people and children.The WHO said on Wednesday it is investigating reports of infected children, including two cases in the United Kingdom as well as following up reports in Spain and France.
Defence Minister Richard Marles has vowed Australia will fix patrol vessels sent to Pacific island nations that were found to have potential faults.The Defence Department said it had advised the government of issues involving possible faults in the exhaust system of Guardian-class patrol boats.
The day before Dine and Discover vouchers were set to discover, people were unable to use them due to an "outage".
The offender covered the bike with post-it notes stuck down with tape. Source: Supplied/Sam Woodcock
A second dose of rail chaos is likely to hit Sydney commuters next week, with more union action threatened.The NSW government and the rail union failed to come to an agreement on Friday afternoon, after hopes for a deal emerged amid the travel disruption.
The final report from a task force exploring how sexual assault survivors are treated by the Queensland criminal justice system will be released on Friday.The release of the Women's Safety and Justice Taskforce's report comes days after the findings of an inquest into the devastating murders of Hannah Clarke and her three children at the hands of her husband, Rowan Baxter.
Western Australia's government is promising an understanding approach as a ban on many single-use plastics comes into effect.WA is the first state or territory to ban thick plastic bags and unlidded containers under changes to be enforced from Friday.
Witness accounts that Lynette Dawson was seen bruised before she vanished in January 1982 were small pieces of a larger picture showing she was murdered by her husband, a judge has heard.As the murder trial against Christopher Michael Dawson, 73, enters into its closing phase, crown prosecutor Craig Everson SC explained how evidence of the bruising could lead the NSW Supreme Court to find Mrs Dawson was killed instead of just leaving home.
Australia's carbon credits scheme will be independently assessed following concerns raised about its integrity.Energy and Climate Change Minister Chris Bowen on Friday announced the "comprehensive" review, to be led by former chief scientist Professor Ian Chubb.
Workers will see a boost to their superannuation contributions as the new financial year brings key policy changes.From Friday, the guaranteed superannuation rate will rise from 10 to 10.
The driver found his vehicle covered in a bizarre series of furious post-it notes.
Australia is a step closer to having COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged six months to five years, with Pfizer approved to submit an application with the medical regulator.The Therapeutic Goods Administration has granted a provisional determination to Pfizer, which would allow the pharmaceutical giant to apply to extend vaccine use to the younger cohort.
Voting in Papua New Guinea's national election begins on Monday, with police mounting a major security operation to stop a repeat of violence that saw more than 200 people killed during the island nation's last election five years ago.Voting will take place from July 4 to 22, with ballots airlifted to remote constituencies with assistance from the Australian Defence Force.
The operating licence for Nyrtar's Port Pirie smelter has been renewed after an improvement in air lead emissions over the past 12 months.The Environment Protection Authority said the licence would be renewed for another year but with increased conditions, including a requirement for the company to update its environment improvement program and improve wastewater emissions.
China has been branded a threat by NATO, which described its policies as a "challenge" to the interests, security and values of the alliance, as Australia said it had been economically coerced by the communist nation.The 30-member security organisation approved a new blueprint for the next decade on Wednesday, condemning China for the first time in its more than 70-year history.
The federal government is to provide almost $3 million to help restore and enhance 12,400 hectares of mangroves and saltmarsh habitats north of Adelaide.The project aims to restore natural tidal flows thereby improving the ecological health of local ecosystems.
Religious and ethnic leaders from across Afghanistan have discussed girls' education at a gathering organised by the country's Taliban rulers - but without any women taking part.It was the first such meeting since the hardline Islamist group took over Afghanistan last August as foreign forces withdrew, a change in power that raised international concern about a curtailment of women's rights.
Terrorism fears have led Australia to upgrade its safety advice for those planning a trip to the UK.The federal government's SmartTraveller website said it had reviewed advice for travellers to Britain, urging them to "exercise a high degree of caution".
A fresh probe into the Star Group's Queensland operations will examine whether people excluded by NSW police were actively encouraged to attend casinos over the border.The Queensland review will have the full power of a commission of enquiry, terms of reference released on Thursday say.
NATO has invited Sweden and Finland to join the military alliance in one of the biggest shifts in European security in decades after Russia's invasion of Ukraine pushed officials in Helsinki and Stockholm to drop their tradition of neutrality.NATO's 30 members took the decision at their summit in Madrid and also agreed to formally treat Russia as the "most significant and direct threat to the allies' security", according to a summit statement.