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Victoria has recorded one of its highest daily death tolls of the pandemic, after 35 people died with COVID-19.The state posted 13,507 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, including 6533 from PCR tests and 6974 from rapid antigen tests.
A 19-year-old has filmed her experience as floods left her stranded in the outback. Find out why viewers are gobsmacked.
A cross-party parliamentary committee says the government has not allowed enough scrutiny of $1.5 billion in COVID-19 pandemic spending and some health measures.
Melanie Ham, who amassed 815,000 YouTube subscribers, passed away from cancer. She was only 36.
He had complained of hernia pain for about a decade but once the 67-year-old had surgery, doctors made an amazing discovery. WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT.
British and Australian navy ships have arrived in Tonga to deliver aid without making contact with anybody ashore, to avoid spreading COVID-19 in a nation which has never had an outbreak.The danger of spreading the disease was underscored when nearly two dozen sailors aboard the Australian ship HMAS Adelaide were reported infected on Tuesday, raising fears they could bring the coronavirus to the small Pacific archipelago devastated by an undersea volcanic eruption and a tsunami on Jan.
A memorial has been planned for the "sweet, innocent" girl whose body was found in a barrel northwest of Sydney.
A young woman who died while swimming at a popular gorge in northern Tasmania was a 22-year-old from interstate.Her body was found at Cataract Gorge in Launceston on Wednesday afternoon after she went missing while swimming with friends and family the previous day.
One of Australia's largest mutual banks has been recognised for its new digital bank for essential workers.Teachers Mutual Bank and its offshoot Hiver are among those found to be improving their communities, according to a worldwide survey by the Global Alliance for Banking Values released on Thursday.
Tatenda Chitsungo and Eliska Sy both came to Australia from their home countries on the same day, unknown to each other.Fast forward eight years and the pair are married with two children, and now among the newest Australians after taking part in the national citizenship ceremony in Canberra on Wednesday.
Five new lion cubs have been born at South Australia's Monarto Safari Park providing a boost to the threatened species.Eight-year-old lioness Husani gave birth on Monday with the cubs and their mum doing well.
Victoria is rushing to get children vaccinated before school returns, as COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalisations continue to stabilise.The state recorded 15 deaths and 13,755 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, including 6130 from PCR tests and 7625 from rapid antigen tests.
The annual report from the International Shark Attack File shows there was an increase in shark bites in 2021.
An Iranian court has convicted French citizen Benjamin Briere of espionage, sentencing him to eight years and eight months in prison, Briere's lawyer says, describing the ruling as the result of a biased highly politicised judicial process.Briere, 36, has been held in Iran since May 2020, when he was arrested after flying a helicam - a remote-controlled mini helicopter used to obtain aerial or motion images - in the desert near the Turkmenistan-Iran border.
The "virtual fatigue" felt by so many of us will change the way Australia lives and works, a survey shows.Years of tapping to seek advice or treatment, order food, try to learn, or see colleagues and friends are taking their toll.
A NSW man has lost his licence and been charged with drink-driving after being nabbed by police twice on Australia Day.Police charged the man with two high-range drink-driving offences after being stopped twice within hours in the state's north on Wednesday.
Authorities are investigating whether culturally significant Aboriginal rock carvings on Tasmania's rugged northwest coast have been deliberately damaged.The state's Parks and Wildlife Service received a report on Monday that petroglyphs at Sundown Point had "changed".
A doctor who handed out 149 fake vaccination exemptions over two years and altered a letter from Victoria's deputy chief health officer has been banned from practising.John Piesse was this week reprimanded under national law, following action by the Medical Board of Australia in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Students could bring COVID-19 onto school campuses and spread it to classmates before they are required to do a rapid antigen test, NSW authorities have conceded.Responding to criticism that some schools are yet to receive RATs, Premier Dominic Perrottet said the twice-weekly testing regime didn't have to begin on day one of the school term.
Russian authorities have added imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny and some of his top allies to the country's registry of terrorists and extremists, the latest move in a multi-pronged crackdown on opposition supporters, independent media and human rights activists.Navalny, Russian President Vladimir Putin's fiercest critic, and eight of his allies -- including top aides Lyubov Sobol and Georgy Alburov -- were on Tuesday added to the registry by Russia's Federal Financial Monitoring Serv