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The first aircraft carrying humanitarian supplies has arrived in Tonga, five days after the South Pacific island nation was hit by a volcanic eruption and tsunami that devastated communities and spoiled drinking water.A Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules landed in Tonga's Fua'amotu International Airport on Thursday, a defence spokesperson said, after a blanket of volcanic ash was cleared off the runway.
Police searched the Corowa home around 10pm on Wednesday after concerns were raised about the child's welfare. Find out more.
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.
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 federal health department has categorically denied claims the Commonwealth was requisitioning rapid antigen tests from businesses.It comes as Health Minister Greg Hunt revealed he had asked the consumer watchdog to investigate claims made by businesses of testing kits being seized.
It was open to Immigration Minister Alex Hawke to infer that Novak Djokovic had refused to get vaccinated and that his presence in Australia might "foster anti-vaccination sentiment", the Federal Court says.A three-judge panel of the court has published the full reasons why it ruled unanimously against the men's tennis world No.
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.
Suicides by Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people rose by 75 per cent in 2021.In a new report released on Thursday, the Coroners Court of Victoria revealed 35 deaths by suicide in 2021, compared to 20 the year before.
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.
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.
New online safety measures to protect Australians on the internet will come into force this weekend, giving the national regulator more powers to take action against abuse.From Sunday, the eSafety commissioner will be able to compel tech companies to consistently report how they are responding to online harm.
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
The Brisbane mum's shocked husband caught his new son in the front seat of the family car after they parked in the hospital car park. Read more about their incredible story.
Heartbreaking images reveal the impact of an oil spill in Peru blamed on tsunami waves disrupting an oil tanker. Find out more.
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.
A man accused of stealing 42,000 rapid antigen tests and boxes of face masks has received bail in Sydney after turning himself in following a police raid on storage units in the city's south.The supplies, worth at least $500,000, were uncovered in two Rosebery storage units on Wednesday afternoon about 24 hours after going missing from a Botany freight depot.
A speeding motorcyclist has died on live television after he rode into the path of an oncoming car.
A man will front court on Thursday over the allegedly stolen batch. Find out more.
The secrets of a wrecked Japanese submarine destroyed during a dramatic battle with the Royal Australian Navy off the Northern Territory coast 80 years ago can now be explored from the comfort of your living room.The virtual reality experience has been launched to mark the anniversary of the sinking of the I-124 on January 20, 1942, one month before the Japanese bombed Darwin.
As he was being pulled out to sea he could hear his son calling him from the shore – but he made the heartbreaking decision to stay quiet and drift away. FInd out why.