NZ rocked by Bangladesh on second morning
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NZ rocked by Bangladesh on second morning
NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner was almost brought to tears when asked a question about anti-vaxxers. Find out what triggered his reaction.
Norway's annual Christmas tree gift to London has provoked unseasonably abrupt responses, including demands that the 24-metre Norwegian spruce be replaced, after it appeared to be less than symmetrical with some broken branches.Every year, a tree is felled outside Oslo and sent to London's Trafalgar Square as an offering of thanks from Norwegians for the United Kingdom's support during World War II.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has been criticised for his etiquette during what was an eventful Covid press conference on Thursday. Find out what's been said.
The South Australian parliament has passed an Australian-first Suicide Prevention Act, enshrining in law efforts to reduce suicide along with best-practice education and training.The new measures also create a 13-person Suicide Prevention Council that must include at least one member of the LGBTIQ+ community with lived experience with suicide, at least one veteran with similar experience, an indigenous community leader, and a person with leadership in suicide prevention.
Beijing has officially responded to Peter Dutton's rousing speech on Friday where he again warned of China's threat in the region. Find out what's been said.
The government has voted to bring back a One Nation bill which tried and failed to remove vaccine mandates in Australia.The government voted to refer the bill to a Senate committee on Thursday, despite previously voting against the bill in a division that saw five coalition senators cross the floor.
After 107 days, New Zealand's largest city is free from strict COVID-19 restrictions as the country moves to a new strategy.Auckland, with a population of about 1.
The area in South Africa where the Covid Omicron variant originated from has seen a sudden rise in infant hospitalisations. Read more about the alarming data.
A thunderstorm asthma alert has been issued for Melbourne and surrounds ahead of an expected change cutting short an early summer scorcher.Professor Mike Roberts, a leading respiratory specialist with Victoria's Department of Health, has forecast a high-risk of epidemic thunderstorm asthma in the state's central weather district on Thursday.
She is believed to be the first Victorian healthcare worker to die after contracting Covid. Read more here.
A Queensland businessman who carried out a plan to remove money from his telecommunications business before it was liquidated has been jailed.Richard Sebastian Ludwig was not the mastermind behind the scheme, but that did not excuse his behaviour, Brisbane District Court Judge Nathan Jarro said in handing down his sentence on Thursday.
The Australian film sector will benefit from a new offset to production costs without a tax rise after the government was forced to back down from its original proposal.In the Senate on Wednesday morning, Labor and the crossbench successfully voted to remove a section of the bill that would have impacted smaller production companies by raising the eligibility threshold for the offset.
Premier Mark McGowan has outlined a $185 million plan to reconnect Western Australia to the world once the state's borders reopen, including incentives to lure back tourists and international students.The premier says WA remains on track to open its borders in late January or early February despite concerns about the Omicron coronavirus variant.
AAP/APOn Tuesday the judge in a show trial of Myanmar’s 76-year-old Aung San Suu Kyi delayed the verdict in the first ruling on 11 charges that could result in cumulative sentences of 102 years in jail. As this theatre played out in a courtroom in Myanmar’s capital, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) consolidated a gradual, but tectonic, shift in its long-held policy of noninterference in member states’ internal affairs. The Myanmar military arrested Suu Kyi and the president in
New pedestrian crossings are being trialled across Brisbane to make them more Covid-safe. Find out why it's causing a stir among locals.
A second-half rally on the Australian share market has almost overcome jitters about the prospect of earlier tapering of stimulus in the US and the latest coronavirus variant.The market was down as much as 0.
The man accused of driving his SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing six people and injuring dozens, says he feels like he is being "demonised".Darrell Brooks Jr, in an interview with Fox News from the Waukesha County Jail, offered no details about a possible motive.
The weapons system deployed by Russia is capable of hitting sea targets at a range of up to 500km. Find out how the world is reacting.
ShutterstockSummer’s here and the school holidays are coming. For many parents, of course, it’s all a bit academic – pandemic lockdowns and other disruptions have blurred the line between home and school, with no guarantee things will return to normal in 2022. The good news for parents and whānau is that relief can be as simple as turning a page. Encouraging children to read for pleasure – which is different from it being a school task – has all kinds of benefits, as highlighted in the first com
A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder and terrorism for a shooting that killed four fellow students and injured seven others at a Michigan high school.Authorities revealed Ethan Crumbley's parents had been summoned just a few hours before the bloodshed on Tuesday, and Oakland County Sheriff's Lieutenant Tim Willis said during a court hearing the boy recorded video the night before in which he discussed shooting and killing students.