President Vladimir Putin will hold a signing ceremony in the Kremlin to add four territories of Ukraine into Russia, his spokesman says.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said a signing ceremony would take place at 3pm Moscow time on Friday "on agreements on the accession of new territories into the Russian Federation.
Foreign Minister Penny Wong has backed a "prompt, independent investigation" into the death of a young Iranian woman in custody.Mahsa Amini's death two weeks ago has sparked anti-government demonstrations across Iran, with protesters calling for the end of the Islamic clerical establishment.
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Passengers were stuck on a Sydney train at Auburn for two hours on Sunday, only being evacuated in the early hours of the morning.
Australia's medical regulator has granted provisional approval for a Pfizer COVID-19 booster for children aged between six months and five years.The Therapeutic Goods Administration says the booster will protect against severe COVID-19 outcomes including hospitalisation and death.
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The theft court case involving the woman who was embroiled in a texting saga with former Australian Test cricket captain Tim Paine has been further delayed by issues around information disclosure.Renee Ferguson is accused of stealing thousands of dollars and memberships from former employer Cricket Tasmania, where she worked as a receptionist from 2015-17.
A prison officer has been stabbed at a maximum security jail in Melbourne.The man was taken to hospital with wounds to his upper body after the incident in the Metropolitan Remand Centre at Ravenhall on Thursday.
The death toll from Iranian attacks on opposition groups in the autonomous region of Kurdistan in northern Iraq has risen to nine, the region's Health Minister Saman Barzinji says.The attacks by explosives-laden drones and rockets targeted the opposition Kurdistan Freedom Party (PAK), the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI), the Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK) and Komala in the provinces of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, Kurdish media reported.
British Prime Minister Liz Truss says she will stick to her controversial plan to reignite economic growth as she broke her silence following nearly a week of chaos in financial markets triggered by her huge tax cuts.A day after the Bank of England resumed its bond-buying in an emergency move to protect pension funds from partial collapse, Truss blamed the upheaval on Russia's invasion of Ukraine that has caused inflation to spike around the world.
Jury selection has begun in the trial of the founder of the Oath Keepers extremist group and four associates charged with seditious conspiracy, one of the most serious cases to emerge from the Jan.Amid complaints by lawyers for Stewart Rhodes and the others that they cannot get a fair jury in Washington, the judge began winnowing the pool of potential jurors who will decide the fate of the first January 6 defendants to stand trial on the rare Civil War-era charge.
NSW's opposition and the unions have slammed a proposed shake up of the state's public schools that could see some expert teachers being paid up to $180,000 a year.A NSW government discussion paper released on Wednesday lays out a plan which would limit the most substantial pay packets to expert teachers.
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Residents of Florida's Gulf Coast have boarded up homes, packed up their vehicles and headed for higher ground as Hurricane Ian drew near, threatening to bring a deadly storm surge and more than 30 centimetres of rain to some areas.Ian churned across the southeastern edge of the Gulf of Mexico headed for Florida after slamming into Cuba earlier in the day, leaving the entire country without power, forcing mass evacuations and swamping fishing villages.
North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast, the South's military says, just a day before US Vice President Kamala Harris is set to arrive in Seoul.After a stop in Japan, Harris is set to arrive in the South Korean capital and visit the heavily fortified Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between the neighbours on Thursday.
While feeding Bruce Saunders into a woodchipper, Peter Koenig ensured his friend's legs were exposed so it looked like an accident, a court has heard.Gregory Lee Roser, 63, is on trial for murder after Mr Saunders, 54, died while working on a property north of Brisbane in November 2017.
The United States has begun a first-of-its-kind summit with Pacific island leaders, saying they had agreed a partnership for the future and holding out the prospect of "big dollar" help to a region where it hopes to stem China's expanding influence.Leaders from 12 Pacific island states were expected to take part in a two-day summit in Washington DC, with two more sending representatives, and Australia and New Zealand attending as observers.
Stronger measures to heal the ozone layer and reduce harmful emissions have been introduced to parliament.Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek said the proposal would modernise and streamline current laws which manage synthetic emissions that affect the world's ozone layer.
Southeast Queensland's water supplier will back-pay staff more than $7 million after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found hundreds of its employees were underpaid over many years.Seqwater has entered into an enforceable undertaking with the ombudsman.
Tata Motors has launched India's lowest priced electric car at a little under $A16,000 as the country's only electric vehicle maker looks to draw in more buyers.Tata leads India's EV market, helped by government subsidies and high tariffs on imports.