Israeli air strikes have pounded Gaza while the militant Islamic Jihad group fired hundreds of rockets into Israel as a cross-border clash continued into a second day, killing at least six people, including four children.Hamas, the Islamist group which controls the enclave, said the children were among the dead from a blast on Saturday close to the Jabalya refugee camp and blamed Israel.
Kids' noses may be better at fighting off COVID-19 than those of adults.Dr Kirsty Short from the school of chemistry and molecular biosciences at the University of Queensland says it may be one reason immune responses among children have proved more effective against the virus.
Kurtis Marschall has emulated the great Steve Hooker, the man who first inspired him to take up pole vaulting, by winning back-to-back Commonwealth gold medals.Marschall was staring down an early exit when he needed three attempts to get over his second height of 5.
More than a quarter of Australian mortgage holders have seen their home loan repayments rise by more than six per cent since the start of the year.That's according to research from online financial broker Savvy, which found 25.
Australia faces a surge in prostate cancer cases over the next two decades as the nation's male population increases and ages, research shows.The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia says cases are expected to rise 43 per cent by 2040.
The family of singer Judith Durham have accepted an offer from the Victorian government for a state funeral to honour her life.The Seekers' singer died in palliative care on Friday night aged 79 after complications arising from a long-standing lung disease.
The government will push for a significant and meaningful pay rise for workers in the aged care sector in a pitch to the industrial umpire.Details of the submission are set to be revealed on Monday as Labor pledges to fund any pay increase determined by the Fair Work Commission.
Australian investors will soon gain a better understanding of how some of the country's biggest corporations are navigating cost pressures, labour shortages and slowing consumer demand.Commonwealth Bank (CBA), Telstra, News Corporation, AMP, IAG and QBE Insurance will be among the companies reporting full-year results this week as earnings season kicks into high gear.
The federal government is "very, very" confident its climate bill enshrining a 43 per cent emissions reduction target will pass the Senate.The bill to lock in that target, based on 2005 levels by 2030, on the way to net zero emissions by 2050 passed the lower house on Thursday 89 votes to 55 with the support of the Greens and crossbench independent MPs.
The federal government insists it will be "stepping up to the plate" to help lead the nation out of a homelessness crisis.Housing and Homelessness Minister Julie Collins will address the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute on Monday, where she will commit to a national plan, in a shift away from tackling the issue on a state-by-state basis.
The S&P; 500 has ended lower, weighed down by Tesla and other technology-related stocks after a solid jobs report torpedoed recent optimism that the Federal Reserve might let up its aggressive campaign to reign in decades-high inflation.Data showed US employers hired far more workers than expected in July, the 19th straight month of payrolls expansion, with the unemployment rate falling to a pre-pandemic low of 3.
Ollie Hoare has joined the legendary Herb Elliott as the only Australians to win the Commonwealth 1500m or mile title with one of the greatest runs in the nation's track history.Hoare was fourth at the top of the final straight but powered home to win in three minutes 30.
Large pumps have sucked water from a flooded coal mine in Mexico as authorities weigh whether to send divers to try to save 10 miners who have been trapped underground for more than three days.The miners became trapped at a mine in the northern border state of Coahuila on Wednesday afternoon when their excavation work caused a tunnel wall to collapse, triggering flooding in three wells.
The NSW Labor opposition will seek to expand an inquiry into former deputy premier John Barilaro's appointment to a US trade job to look at other lucrative overseas-based roles.An upper house inquiry is currently probing how Mr Barilaro landed the $500,000 a year New York role amid criticism over the propriety of the appointment.
Folk music icon and much-loved Australian entertainer Judith Durham has died aged 79.Durham died in Melbourne on Friday night after suffering complications from a long-standing lung disease, her management said.
Australia's landmark 1000th Commonwealth Games gold medal simply demanded to be won by a team worthy of the honour - and the netball Diamonds have obliged famously.Stacey Marinkovich's team stripped the smiles from Jamaica's 'Sunshine Girls' in a revenge 55-51 triumph at the NEC in Sunday's final to reach the milestone they had no idea about - but one that meant so much to them.