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Thousands of religious scholars and ethnic leaders from across Afghanistan will gather this week to discuss key issues for the first time since the Taliban took power last year, as the group faced calls to ensure the meeting included women."Very soon a great gathering will be held in Kabul," Taliban administration spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said, adding that religious scholars and ethnic leaders from all provinces would participate in the meeting which clerics had called for.
Another increase is coming to KFC's menu prices. Find out when the changes will come into effect.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced plans for a second referendum to be held on Scottish independence in October next year, vowing to take legal action to ensure a vote if the United Kingdom government tries to block it.Sturgeon said the Scottish government, which is led by her pro-independence Scottish National Party, would publish a referendum bill later, outlining plans for the secession vote to take place on October 19, 2023.
Australia will fail on emissions reduction without changes to the carbon credit scheme that was set up to shrink industrial pollution, new research shows.Modelling prepared by research firm RepuTex Energy for the Carbon Market Institute examines what changes are needed for the so-called Safeguard Mechanism to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, or sooner.
Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has launched a fresh broadside against the former coalition government's handling of the AUKUS security pact, arguing it made the country less safe.As Anthony Albanese prepares to meet French President Emmanuel Macron this week, Mr Turnbull said the new prime minister would be able to mend the relationship following tensions over a submarine deal.
A man has been charged with planning the murder of notorious gangland figure Mahmoud "Brownie" Ahmad, who was gunned down in Sydney's southwest earlier this year.Ahmad, 39, was shot dead on the street at Greenacre at 9.
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.
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.
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.
Five-time world champion Carissa Moore has booked her spot in the World Surf League finals with a heroic win in Brazil to further extend her lead in the rankings over Australian Stephanie Gilmore.Moore left it late to edge France's Johanne Defay in the final near Rio de Janeiro, marking the 25th tour victory of her career.
The driver found his vehicle covered in a bizarre series of furious post-it notes.
Consumers took the first interest rate rise in more than a decade in their stride with spending reaching a record high in May, but economists expect further hikes and high inflation will eventually take their toll.Retail trade grew by a larger than expected 0.
Leaders at the Pacific Island Forum will focus acutely on regional issues and postpone the usual sideline meetings of superpowers.The July 12 to 14 forum to be held in Fiji would usually be an opportunity for leaders to meet with partner countries such as the US and China.
THE TOUR DE FRANCE ROUTEJuly 1, Stage 1 - Copenhagen - Copenhagen, individual time trial 13.2kmJuly 2, Stage 2 - Roskilde (Denmark) - Nyborg (Denmark), 202.
Shutterstock“Stagflation” is an ugly word for an ugly situation – the unpleasant combination of economic stagnation and inflation. The last time the world experienced it was the early 1970s, when oil-exporting countries in the Middle East cut supplies to the United States and other supporters of Israel. The “supply shock” of a four-fold increase in the cost of oil drove up many prices and dampened economic activity globally. Stagflation was thought left behind. But now there is a real risk of it
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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.
Donald Trump tried to grab the steering wheel of his presidential limousine on January 6, 2021, when his security detail declined to take him to the US Capitol where his supporters were rioting, a former aide says.The then-president dismissed concerns that some supporters gathered for his fiery speech outside the White House that day carried AR-15-style rifles, instead asking security to stop screening attendees with metal-detecting magnetometers so the crowd would look larger, the aide testifie
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".
The offender covered the bike with post-it notes stuck down with tape. Source: Supplied/Sam Woodcock