One dead another critical in NSW bus crash
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One dead another critical in NSW bus crash
NSW arresting officers displayed "shortcomings" in their decisions after their fellow officer was stabbed by an accused child sex offender who was then shot dead, a coroner has found.Nick Newman, 33, died from seven shots fired by Detective Senior Constables Tim Carey and Ben Anderson at the Maroubra Junction Hotel on January 26, 2018.
South Australia has revealed 13 more deaths among people with COVID-19 after a check on recent fatalities pushed the state's toll since the start of the pandemic to 87.Premier Steven Marshall said seven deaths were reported in the past 24 hours with checks on nursing homes revealing another six over an undisclosed period.
Melbourne ZooAround the world, populations of many beloved species are declining at increasing rates. According to one grim projection, as many as 40% of the world’s species may be extinct by 2050. Alarmingly, many of these declines are caused by threats for which few solutions exist. Numerous species now depend on conservation breeding programs for their survival. But these programs typically do not encourage species to adapt and survive in the wild alongside intractable threats such as climate
Double-vaccinated travellers will no longer need to take a coronavirus test when arriving in the UK as the policy has "outlived its usefulness", the transport secretary has said.Grant Shapps said post-arrival lateral flow tests will no longer be required as restrictions were "firmly placed in the past".
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson must change the culture of Downing Street after a series of revelations that staff partied while ordinary people were grappling with COVID-19 lockdowns, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss says.Johnson, who in 2019 won the biggest Conservative majority in more than 30 years, is braced for the publication of an official investigation into claims that there were multiple boozy Downing Street parties during lockdowns.
A Melbourne man accused of attacking his estranged wife and her new partner says he was the victim in a road rage incident involving a knife and a shovel.Bill Kontogeorgis was struck with a shovel in the November 2021 attack in peak-hour traffic on a busy Melbourne road, but prosecutors allege his victims were fearful because he was armed with a knife.
Authorities have released video of a ute towing a boat across Sydney, recorded the day prior to the nine-year-old being reported missing. Source: NSW Police
Queensland has recorded another nine COVID-19 related deaths and 13,551 new cases as the Omicron wave appears to peak on the Gold Coast.The latest deaths were people aged between their 50s and 90s, none of whom had received a third vaccine dose.
Ben Roberts-Smith's high-profile defamation trial is ready to resume next week following months of delays with witnesses still stuck behind Western Australia's border closure.Mr Roberts-Smith is suing The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Canberra Times over media reports from 2018 related to his deployments in Afghanistan that he says paint him as a war criminal.
British police have arrested two men in the northern UK city of Manchester as part of a US investigation into a hostage taking at a synagogue in Texas earlier in January.British police had previously said they had arrested four people over the incident: two teenagers in Manchester plus one man in Birmingham and another man in Manchester.
Australians have been urged to reflect on all aspects of the country's long and enduring history dating back thousands of years during Australia Day commemorations.It comes as protesters gathered at Invasion Day demonstrations across the country in solidarity with Indigenous people.
A serial rapist serving decades in a NSW prison for sexually assaulting a teenage girl has died after it was revealed he was suffering from cancer.Mustafa Kayirici was to spend at least another forty years in jail but was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given a life expectancy of just months.
Russia's ambassador in Australia says the country's decision to withdraw diplomatic staff from its embassy in Ukraine "would be funny if it wasn't so sad".Aleksey Pavlovsky has talked down fears of an invasion of Ukraine, saying there is no intention to go to war as 100,000 troops amass on the border.
Millions of people in the central Asian countries Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have been left without electricity after a major technical outage.The Kazakh Energy Ministry said an important cable was broken, which has led to outages in the economic hub of Almaty as well as across Kyrgyzstan and several regions of neighbouring Uzbekistan.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has urged people to stay calm about the threat of a Russian attack and says there is work in progress to bring about a meeting between him and the leaders of Russia, France and Germany.In a televised video address, Zelenskiy said this week's withdrawal of personnel from some foreign embassies in Kyiv did not signal that a military escalation with Russia was inevitable.
The earthquake struck the town of Wagin, 230km southeast of Perth, shortly before 5.30am on Tuesday. Find out how people reacted.
Nine-year-old Charlise Mutten was shot dead before her body was dumped in a barrel in bushland in the Blue Mountains.Homicide squad commander Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty said an extensive post mortem had revealed how the girl died.
Matildas superstar Sam Kerr hopes her recognition in the Australia Day honours list enables more female high achievers to be acknowledged both in and out of the sporting arena.Kerr was one of 30 sportsmen and women who received Medals of the Order of Australia in this year's list for her service to football.
Tropical storm Ana has caused widespread flooding in Madagascar, including in the capital city, raising the death toll from recent heavy rains to 34 people and displacing more than 55,000.With torrential rains continuing, Antananarivo's rivers are rising and officials are urging residents to leave low-lying areas of the capital and surrounding areas.
Annastacia Palaszczuk has responded to a group of anti-vax protesters who made a strange demand, telling them they should speak to a medical professional.