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Retired general Yair Golan spent a significant part of his military career serving in the occupied West Bank, protecting Jewish settlements. Today, he is one of their most vocal critics.
Austrian MPs have passed a bill making COVID-19 vaccinations compulsory while authorities in France and Israel have announced an easing of pandemic restrictions.Lawmakers in Austria's lower house of parliament voted 137 to 33 to approve the mandate, which will apply to all residents of Austria aged 18 and over from February 1.
Berlin is ruling out arms deliveries to Ukraine in the stand-off with Russia for now, German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht says, a few days after Britain started supplying Kyiv with anti-tank weapons.A bipartisan group of US senators also promised weapons to Ukraine, which could include missiles, small arms and boats, to help the country defend itself from a potential invasion amid a Russian military build-up on its borders.
Former Sydney Morning Herald editor Lisa Davies has been appointed CEO of Australian Associated Press.The move comes as Emma Cowdroy steps back from the role due to family commitments, but will remain at AAP in a senior position.
A trove of leaked photos have revealed what's inside the decadent getaway known as the Putin Palace. See them here.
The Omicron wave gripping Victoria is costing its economy $30 million a week, a fraction of the losses felt by the state during last year's sixth lockdown.Treasurer Tim Pallas on Friday revealed the Victorian economy is faring much better in the so-called "shadow lockdown" than it did amid the previous Delta wave.
Justin Stein has been charged with murdering Charlise Mutten. His mum has spoken about her son as he prepares to face court.
A distraught mother has taken to Facebook to share an encounter with a Coles checkout staffer that left her feeling degraded. Find out why she was so distressed.
A motorcyclist has died following a horrifying crash in a police pursuit in Los Angeles.
Health Minister Greg Hunt has likened claims rapid antigen tests were being requisitioned to the Commonwealth to a scam, as police lead a new crackdown on price gouging for the tests.Mr Hunt slapped down allegations rapid tests were being diverted from the Queensland government or from businesses.
GettyImagesA geopolitical earthquake could begin within weeks. As a string of bilateral crisis talks predictably falter, further military aggression by Russia against Ukraine seems all too probable. If this comes to pass, the shock waves will likely be fast, wide and highly disruptive, potentially activating “tripwires” in the global security environment far beyond the edge of Europe. Aotearoa New Zealand’s geographical distance will be no defence against the rolling consequences of a protracted
Peru has declared an environmental emergency after announcing that 21 beaches on the Pacific coast were contaminated by an oil spill at a refinery following surging waves caused by the eruption of an underwater volcano near Tonga.President Pedro Castillo said a committee will be formed to propose ways of dealing with the crisis, in keeping with national policies aimed at protecting the environment.
Nathan Zamprogno taught across Sydney's private Christian schools for 20 years, but he says once a school discovered his sexuality, he was sacked."When I was challenged about my sexuality, I answered honestly and I was told there was no place for me at the school the following year - the connection was crystal clear," he said.
A speeding motorcyclist has died on live television after he rode into the path of an oncoming car.
A man has been charged by West Australian police with allegedly detonating a homemade bomb on a busy street in Perth's inner-north.Police say the improvised explosive device was ignited in an area between two restaurants on Newcastle Street in Leederville about 1.
Scientists say it's time to look up and be dazzled.For one week, the clouds will part and the International Space Station (ISS) will be clearly visible above Australia as it moves across the night sky.
Four people have been arrested after allegedly snatching a four-year-old girl from a Sydney street and going on the run with her for two hours.Police were called after the child was taken from outside a property in Stanhope Gardens, in the city's northwest, about 12.
The 21-year-old woke up to find the doctor asleep across from her after he allegedly gave her sleeping pills. Find out more.
US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida have agreed in a virtual meeting to boost co-operation on pressing economic and security issues including China, North Korea and Ukraine.The online meeting, the first substantial talks since Kishida became Japan's prime minister in October, followed "two-plus-two" discussions this month at which defence and foreign ministers from the longtime allies voiced strong concern about China's growing might and vowed to respond if necessary
Bangladesh is closing schools for two weeks while health data from England and China indicates an easing in COVID-19 infections as the World Health Organisation for the first time recommended vaccine boosters be offered to people.Bangladeshi authorities on Friday closed all schools and colleges for two weeks to counter an "alarming" rise in COVID-19 infections just four months after ending a one and a half-year school closure imposed due to coronavirus.