More than 1 million people have fled Ukraine since Russia began its invasion, according to the United Nations. And for many refugees, that has meant leaving family members behind.
At train stations in cities like Kyiv, photographers have captured the heartbreaking images of parents, usually men, waving goodbye to their children, not sure if or when they’ll be reunited.
Russia’s military assault on Ukraine has left hundreds if not thousands of Ukrainian civilians dead, according to officials in the war-torn nation. And experts warn that the failure of Russian President Vladimir Putin to swiftly achieve victory in the first eight days of the war could mean the worst is yet to come.
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Mark Baker/APIn response to Australia’s biggest ever data breach, the federal government will temporarily suspend regulations that stop telcos sharing customer information with third parties. It’s a necessary step to deal with the threat of identify theft faced by 10 million current and former Optus customers. It will allow Optus to work with banks and government agencies to detect and prevent the fraudulent use of their data. But it’s still only a remedial measure, intended to be in place for 1
Eight boys charged with the murder of a Melbourne teenager have been committed to stand trial.The group, which includes a 13-year-old boy, are accused of killing 16-year-old Declan Cutler on March 13 this year.
Australian women and children trapped in Syrian camps are being labelled "tormentors" as the debate over their evacuation takes an ugly turn.Liberal deputy leader Sussan Ley used inflammatory language while expressing sympathy for Assyrian community members living in Australia.
More than seven million refugees have fled Ukraine since Russia's invasion and experts believe Australia could be doing more to help.Refugees International says European countries like Romania and Moldova need support from international partners to ensure they can meet the demand.
Sweden's domestic security agency says its preliminary investigation of leaks from two Russian gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea "has strengthened the suspicions of serious sabotage" as the cause and a prosecutor says evidence at the site has been seized.The Swedish Security Service said the probe confirmed that "detonations" caused extensive damage to the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines last week.
A police officer has admitted escorting his daughter across the Queensland border illegally when travel was restricted during the COVID-19 outbreak.Robert William Eickenloff was on duty as a senior constable with the Road Policing Command when he rode his motorcycle into NSW to accompany his only child across the border at Tweed Heads-Coolangatta in September last year, a Brisbane court was told on Thursday.
The European Union and its neighbours from the United Kingdom to Turkey have met to discuss shared security and energy problems stemming from Russia's invasion of Ukraine in a rare and symbolic summit of 44 European countries - but not Russia.The Prague gathering is the inaugural summit of the European Political Community (EPC), a format that is a brainchild of French President Emmanuel Macron and brings together the 27 European Union members with 17 other European countries.
A United Nations body has agreed to a long-term aspirational goal for aviation of net zero emissions by 2050, despite challenges from China and Russia, as countries aligned overwhelmingly with airlines.The decision, described as a "compromise" by several European countries who wanted a more ambitious target, was met with applause by members at the 193-member International Civil Aviation Organisation's (ICAO) assembly, held every three years.
Lebanon has recorded its first case of cholera since 1993, likely the result of a serious outbreak in neighbouring Syria crossing the porous border between the countries, caretaker Health Minister Firas Abiad says.Abiad said the case was recorded on October 5 in the rural northern Lebanese region of Akkar and that the patient, a Syrian citizen, was receiving treatment and in stable condition.
Campers at the Bathurst 1000 are bracing for muddy, stormy and potentially dangerous conditions as a large rain band crosses central and eastern NSW.A trough and cold front moved across the state on Friday, bringing further widespread rain to the eastern half of NSW, including the western slopes and ranges, central NSW and the south coast.
The NSW government is lobbying the Commonwealth to help fund its controversial plan to raise the Warragamba Wall by 14 metres.The government has written to Canberra seeking to split the cost of the massive infrastructure project that's estimated to cost about $1.
Unsure why he slashed the necks of an 82-year-old woman and her son while buying a printer, Adam Curtis Brown thought paint fumes may be to blame.Brown, 43, was affected by pills and alcohol when he went berserk at Hervey Bay north of Brisbane in April 2018, the Brisbane Supreme Court has heard.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says stopping development on flood plains, especially in western Sydney, will go a long way towards saving communities already reeling from multiple natural disasters."The obvious answer is to stop development on flood plains," he said on Friday.
ShutterstockA new type of COVID test is set to be available from November for Australians to use at home. It promises an alternative to rapid antigen tests (RATs), which we’re familiar with. It also promises a faster and more convenient option than PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests performed in a lab. The distributor is marketing the new product as a “portable PCR self-test kit” and a “game-changer” in COVID detection. But does this new kit deliver what it promises? And is it worth the price
Former NRL player Curtis Scott has been convicted of assaulting his athlete girlfriend and intimidating her with threats to kill as their relationship broke down in 2018.Scott, 24, pleaded not guilty to a choking charge, two charges of assault occasioning body harm and one charge of intimidation against his partner at the time, long jumper Tay-Leiha Clark.