Polls open in WA, Barnett set for defeat
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Polls open in WA, Barnett set for defeat
A French soldier has been killed in a mortar shelling attack on a base in Mali, the military says.The 24-year-old artilleryman, Alexandre Martin, was serving with France's anti-insurgent force Operation Barkhane, according to a statement from the French army.
www.shutterstock.comAustralia Day honours will be announced this week, and, if recent announcements are any indication, they are likely to generate considerable public debate. In 2014, there was the reestablishment of knighthoods and damehoods in the Order of Australia under then prime minister Tony Abbott. The next year, Prince Philip was infamously awarded one of the revived titles. The past decade has seen increasing scrutiny of the gender balance in the awards, while individual honours, such
It is believed to be their country's shortest ever marriage. Find out more,
A bomb attached to a packed minivan has exploded in Afghanistan's western Herat province, killing at least seven civilians and wounding nine others, Taliban officials say.No one immediately claimed responsibility for the explosion.
A trove of leaked photos have revealed what's inside the decadent getaway known as the Putin Palace. See them here.
A couple who died in a house fire in southeast Queensland had no domestic violence history but police say their relationship will form an integral part of the death probe.Police Detective Acting Inspector Heath McQueen says two bodies, believed to be a man and female, aged 73 and 68, were found in the charred remains of the home at Collingwood Park, east of Ipswich, on Sunday morning.
The US State Department has ordered the families of all American personnel at its embassy in Ukraine to leave the country amid heightened fears of a Russian invasion.The department on Sunday told the dependents of staffers at the US Embassy in Kyiv that they must leave the country.
A search and rescue operation will resume for a fisherman missing since the early hours of Saturday morning after he was thrown from a boat along with another man and a dog off Sydney's North Harbour.The men, a 25-year-old and 49-year-old, launched the 3.
NSW and Victoria daily Covid cases continue to fall, but another 41 people have died across the two states. Find out more about the latest figures.
The last of the monkeys that escaped after a truck crash on a Pennsylvania highway has been accounted for, authorities say.Several monkeys escaped following Friday's collision between a ute and a truck towing a trailer carrying 100 monkeys, Pennsylvania State Police said.
South Australians are bracing for severe thunderstorms that could cause flash flooding in the Eyre Peninsula and the North West Pastoral district.The State Emergency Service has warned that the remnants of Cyclone Tiffany are likely to produce heavy rainfall in Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Cleve, Woomera, Tumby Bay and Kimba from about 3.
In the city, pigeons can be dismissed as "rats of the sky". In outback Australia, they're a rare and beautiful sight.
Two new surveys have highlighted the concerns of business in dealing with climate change, which risks putting trillions of dollars at stake unless rapid action is undertaken.A report by Deloitte has found 74 per cent of Australian executives see the world at a tipping point for responding to climate change, up from 52 per cent only eight months ago.
The island nation had managed to avoid local cases for over two years until now. Find out more.
The prime minister's WeChat account has been plagued with problems for at least six months, with issues starting around the time he attended G7 meetings in the UK, one senator says.Scott Morrison's account on the Chinese social media platform was rebranded to "Australian Chinese new life" earlier this month, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Novavax vaccines will be rolled out in Australia from February 21, Health Minister Greg Hunt says.Mr Hunt said the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation has green-lit the new COVID-19 vaccine, the fourth available in the country.
Australians who are being subject to online abuse will be able to report incidents to the eSafety commissioner under sweeping new powers now in force.New online safety laws will make social media giants remove posts deemed as bullying or abusive within 24 hours.
Think it's hard to find a parking spot in your city? One of the world's busiest car parks comes with a catch. Find out what it is.
Ethiopia's military is planning to enter the Tigray regional capital of Mekelle and "eliminate" rebellious forces, a top military official says amid diplomatic efforts to end conflict in the country's north.The country has been gripped by war for more than a year, with the federal military and its allies battling forces loyal to the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), the political party that controls Tigray.
Relief is in sight for Australians faced with bills of almost $30,000 a year as a treatment for a severe type of eczema is listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.Atopic dermatitis is a chronic skin condition that can have a significant impact on day to day life, including problems sleeping, increased risk of infection, depression and anxiety.