Steffensen joins Athletics Australia board
Steffensen joins Athletics Australia board
Russia has made its case to the world for its war in Ukraine, repeating a series of grievances about its neighbour and the West to tell the UN General Assembly meeting of leaders that Moscow had "no choice" but to take military action.At the heart of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's address was a claim that the United States and its allies -- not Russia, as the West maintains -- are aggressively undermining the international system that the UN represents.
Four objects from the Warumungu people will be returned from a New Zealand museum to country in the Northern Territory.Two hooked boomerangs (wartilykirri), an adze (palya/kupija) and an axe (ngurrulumuru) were collected by well-known anthropologist Baldwin Spencer and telegraph operator James Field.
At least seven people have been killed and more than 40 injured by a blast near a mosque in the Afghan capital which struck as worshippers were streaming out of afternoon prayers, police say.The explosion was the latest in a deadly series targeting Friday prayers at mosques in recent months, some of them claimed by the militant group Islamic State.
Marine rescuers will scale down their mission to free whales involved in a mass stranding on Tasmania's west coast, as the priority shifts to at-sea burials for about 200 dead animals.There were no surviving pilot whales left on Ocean Beach near Macquarie Harbour, south of Strahan, as of Saturday, incident controller Brendon Clark confirmed.
Iran's interior minister say police are not to blame for the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, whose fate has led to a week of protests."The medical examinations and those of the forensic department show that there was neither beating (by the police) nor a fractured skull," Interior Minister Ahmad Wahidi said on Saturday, according to the Irna news agency.
Three more Ebola patients have died in Uganda, the health ministry says, bringing the total death toll to four, days after authorities confirmed an outbreak of a strain of the deadly disease for which no vaccine has yet been approved.Uganda's health ministry said it had confirmed 11 cases of Ebola in total, including the four deaths.
Climate Change Minister Chris Bowen has urged China and the United States to resume talks ahead of the COP27 summit later this year."Unless the world's two biggest emitters are at least talking.
China underscored its commitment to its claim to Taiwan, telling world leaders that anyone who gets in the way of its determination to reunify with the self-governing island would be "crushed by the wheels of history.""Only when China is fully reunified can there be true peace across the Taiwan Strait," Wang Yi, China's foreign minister, said at the UN General Assembly.
Military-aged men are fleeing Russia in droves, filling planes and causing traffic jams at border crossings to avoid being rounded up to fight in Ukraine following the Kremlin's partial military mobilisation.Queues stretching for 10 kilometres on Friday formed on a road leading to the southern border with Georgia, according to Yandex Maps, a Russian online map service.
The delivery of Bushmaster vehicles promised to Ukraine remains on track and is not been held up by red tape, Australia's defence minister says.Ukraine has asked for further Bushmasters, artillery and access to Hawkei protected light vehicles from Australia.
Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong has encouraged China to persuade Russia to end its conflict with Ukraine. Find out more.
Russian forces have launched new strikes on Ukrainian cities as Kremlin-orchestrated votes took place in four occupied regions to create a pretext for their annexation by Moscow.In cities across Russia, police arrested hundreds of people who tried to protest against a mobilisation order aimed at beefing up the country's troops in Ukraine.
A council spokesperson said staff are not exempt from local laws. Find out what they did.
The cashless card looks likely to be abolished as the federal government seeks to pass legislation to scrap the program.After consulting across the country, the government will on Monday introduce the reforms to parliament that could see people taken off the cashless debit card scheme in less than two weeks.
The boy was initially too embarrassed to tell doctors what he had done. Read more.
Australia will seek a seat on the United Nations Security Council as it pushes for greater membership for smaller states, after raising concerns about the veto powers of permanent member Russia.Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong told the UN General Assembly on Saturday Australia wants the council to make room for other "small and medium-sized" countries from Africa, Latin America and Asia.
A garbage truck driver who caused the death of a pedestrian in Sydney has broken down in court telling the victim's family he is "so sorry" for what happened.Barry John Reidy, 56, faced a sentence hearing in Downing Centre District Court after being convicted at a jury trial earlier this year of dangerous driving occasioning death following the fatal incident at Doonside on March 31, 2020.
A mob of angry Russian reservists have been filmed yelling at a military officer. Watch it here.
An interim report on Australia's military capabilities and a timeline for nuclear submarines are being prepared amid speculation the first subs will be built in the US.Defence Minister Richard Marles says initial reports will be provided to him in November but they won't be made public.
Online news site Crikey was directing ridicule and hatred towards Lachlan Murdoch since the media mogul launched a defamation lawsuit against it, a judge has been told.Crikey had paid for billboards in Melbourne this week continuing a claim of martyrdom in being sued by someone wealthy, his barrister Sue Chrysanthou SC said on Friday in the Federal Court.