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South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has pardoned Samsung Electronics vice-chairman Jay Y Lee, with the justice ministry saying the business leader was needed to help overcome a "national economic crisis".The pardon is largely symbolic, with Lee having being on parole since August 2021 after serving 18 months in jail for bribery in a scandal that led to massive protests and brought down then-president Park Geun-hye in 2017.
Children transferred to an isolated unit at a maximum-security adult prison in Perth have made multiple suicide and self-harm attempts within weeks of the move.A group of 17 boys, aged as young as 14 and mostly Indigenous, were shifted last month from Banksia Hill detention centre to a new unit at nearby Casuarina prison.
A union is taking fast food giant McDonald's to court again arguing that its young workforce have been denied paid breaks.The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association has lodged a Federal Court Claim in South Australia against 323 McDonald's operators and the multinational firm itself over the alleged denial of paid rest breaks at nearly 1000 current and former McDonald's sites.
One of the world's largest countries is facing arguably its biggest Covid-19 test to date.
Shawn Thew/EPA/APOn June 24, the US Supreme Court denied a constitutional right to an abortion, overturning its Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. I covered this and two other late June right-wing decisions by the court in an early July article. Read more: How the US Supreme Court has become right-wing, and do recent decisions give Democrats hope at the midterms? When this article was written, the court was historically unpopular, but so was US President Joe Biden. I thought it unlikely abortion woul
Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of shelling Europe's biggest nuclear power plant as the United Nations chief proposed a demilitarised zone at the site amid fears of a catastrophe.Ukraine's Energoatom agency said the Zaporizhzhia complex was struck five times on Thursday, including near where radioactive materials are stored.
Australia has "fundamental cultural problems" that need to be tackled to address the nation's defence force and veteran suicide crisis, royal commission chairman Nick Kaldas says.The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide on Thursday released its interim report which made 13 urgent recommendations, including clearing the massive backlog of compensation claims by March 2024.
Posing as an immigration lawyer, a Victorian woman swindled close to $80,000 from unsuspecting victims who hoped she could help them get Australian visas.Melbourne woman Marleen Shamna Charan, 48, has never been registered in Victoria as a migration agent or lawyer.
Google has agreed to pay $60 million in penalties flowing from a long-running court fight with the Australian competition watchdog over the tech giant misleading users on the collection of personal location data.In April last year, the Federal Court of Australia found Google breached consumer law by misleading some local users into thinking the company was not collecting personal data about their location via mobile devices with Android operating systems.
The recall includes a range of models. Find out if you've been affected.
An Australian high court judge in Kiribati has been released from immigration detention after an order from a local appeals court.Kiribati's attorney-general attempted to deport David Lambourne, with the government claiming he breached his visa conditions and posed a security threat.
Political leaders have vowed to work together to fix a disturbing culture at NSW parliament which Premier Dominic Perrottet says has become "toxic".A long-awaited independent report has found sexual harassment and bullying is rife in the NSW parliament, while several people have reported incidents of sexual assault in the workplace.
A concerned resident spotted a man behaving strangely in the bushes of a park in Western Australia. Read more.
Courtney Clenney was recently charged with second degree murder, following her boyfriend's death. Video of the two in an elevator months before the murder allegedly shows Clenney attacking him. Source: Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office via Miami Herald
A village in Ukraine has been obliterated by deadly Russian bombs that are banned under the United Nations. Find out what's happened.
The race to secure a World Surf League finals berth is about to get red hot, but small conditions at Teahupo'o means surfers will first have to cool their heels.The opening two days of the event window for the Tahiti Pro have been called as lay days, and it could taken even longer for competition to get underway with only a small increase in swell forecast on Saturday (Sunday AEST) and Sunday (Monday AEST).
Lars Bo Nielsen/Unsplash, CC BY-SAEvery week millions of Australian children play community sport. Participating in community sport can improve children’s mental, physical and social wellbeing, but only if the sport environment is physically and emotionally safe. Our new research shows community sport spaces aren’t safe for everyone. We found 82% of 886 survey respondents said they experienced violence while playing community sport as a child in Australia. Our study was one of the first in Austr
Discount supermarket Aldi has sparked excitement and relief among customers with its latest addition.
The totalitarian nation has made the bold claim about Covid-19 while issuing a disturbing threat to South Korea.
An Aldi shopper was stunned to discover something quite unexpected in an item she bought at the supermarket.