Peace talks will run full course: Abbas
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Peace talks will run full course: Abbas
Libya has witnessed truly chaotic scenes as the country descends further into disarray.
Western Australia's government is promising an understanding approach as a ban on many single-use plastics comes into effect.WA is the first state or territory to ban thick plastic bags and unlidded containers under changes to be enforced from Friday.
THE TOUR DE FRANCE ROUTEJuly 1, Stage 1 - Copenhagen - Copenhagen, individual time trial 13.2kmJuly 2, Stage 2 - Roskilde (Denmark) - Nyborg (Denmark), 202.
With pandemic restrictions pretty much all but gone, NSW residents have been enjoying outdoor dining and the government is keen to keep businesses benefiting from the influx of diners.The hospitality industry can look forward to another 18 months of alfresco dining without the need to apply for special permits effectively cutting red tape.
Hong Kong has overcome its challenges and "risen from the ashes", China's President Xi Jinping says, arriving in the former British colony to celebrate 25 years since its return to Chinese rule.Xi is to swear in the global financial hub's new leader, John Lee, on Friday during his first visit to the city since 2017, which is also his first known trip outside the mainland in more than two years, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The haunting last moments of Joshua James Connell, from Canberra, were captured on CCTV.
West Australian authorities are investigating the death of a woman who had earlier sought mental health assistance at a Pilbara hospital.WA Country Health Service has confirmed the woman attended Hedland Health Campus in the Pilbara region prior to her death but declined to provide further details.
US President Joe Biden says the United States will provide another $US800 million ($A1.2 billion) in weapons and military aid to Ukraine, hailing the courage of Ukrainians since Russia invaded in February.
Australia's bushfire season is a month longer than it was 40 years ago, and extreme fire weather days are up by more than 50 per cent, a new study has found.Scientists from the CSIRO have contributed to a new global analysis of how climate change has influenced fire weather and activity from 1979 to 2019.
Defence Minister Richard Marles has vowed Australia will fix patrol vessels sent to Pacific island nations that were found to have potential faults.The Defence Department said it had advised the government of issues involving possible faults in the exhaust system of Guardian-class patrol boats.
The offender covered the bike with post-it notes stuck down with tape. Source: Supplied/Sam Woodcock
NSW residents have been warned to brace for yet more heavy rainfall, river rises, flooding and possible landslips as a stubborn low forms over the coast."We know these are quite dangerous systems," Bureau of Meteorology Manager of Hazard Preparedness and Response Jane Golding told media on Friday.
The federal government is to provide almost $3 million to help restore and enhance 12,400 hectares of mangroves and saltmarsh habitats north of Adelaide.The project aims to restore natural tidal flows thereby improving the ecological health of local ecosystems.
Voting in Papua New Guinea's national election begins on Monday, with police mounting a major security operation to stop a repeat of violence that saw more than 200 people killed during the island nation's last election five years ago.Voting will take place from July 4 to 22, with ballots airlifted to remote constituencies with assistance from the Australian Defence Force.
Australia's carbon credits scheme will be independently assessed following concerns raised about its integrity.Energy and Climate Change Minister Chris Bowen on Friday announced the "comprehensive" review, to be led by former chief scientist Professor Ian Chubb.
Anti-terrorism powers available to NSW Police should be wound back because they aren't able to use them correctly, the law enforcement watchdog says.The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission's (LECC) latest tri-annual report on NSW Police's use of anti-terror powers has given a bruising assessment of the force's use of legislation.
Arts Minister Tony Burke will begin consulting on Australia's approach to culture, aiming to have government policy in place by the end of 2022.Labor's last attempt at an overarching culture plan, Creative Australia, took six years to develop and was scrapped by the coalition within six months of the 2013 election.
The truck at the centre of a human-smuggling attempt that left 53 people dead had passed through an inland border checkpoint, a US official has revealed.The truck went through the checkpoint on Interstate 35, 42 kilometres northeast of the border city of Laredo, Texas.
Engin Akyurt/UnsplashThe federal government has released a new A$11 million ad campaign urging Australians to “take on winter” by getting COVID boosters and influenza vaccines, as well as promoting COVID vaccination for children. The ads come at a crucial time. COVID booster vaccination rates have plateaued at 70% and only about 40% of children aged 5-11 have had two doses. Yet COVID boosters – a third dose for most adults, or fourth dose for people over 65 years and in high risk groups – are cr
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".