Syria truce before UN Security Council
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Syria truce before UN Security Council
shutterstockDuring the past four decades in which home ownership among Australians aged 25-34 has sunk from around 60% to 45%, home ownership among the same age group in Singapore has climbed from around 60% to 88%. There’s a good chance that’s because Singapore is doing something right. What Singapore has that Australia does not is a public housing developer, the Housing Development Board, which puts new dwellings on public and reclaimed land, provides mortgages, and allows buyers to use their
Victoria has received a "significant" first batch of three million rapid antigen tests, which will soon be handed out to the state's essential workers, people with pre-existing conditions and community groups.The state posted 28,128 new COVID-19 infections and another 13 deaths on Sunday, as hospitalisations with the virus continue to climb.
Three teens were booted from a Melbourne tram after a wild verbal tirade.
British woman Angela Glover hasn't been seen since the tsunami hit Tonga on Saturday. Read about her family's desperate quest to find her.
Ukraine says Russia was behind a cyber attack that defaced its government websites and alleged that Russia is engaged in an increasing "hybrid war" against its neighbour.The statement from the Ministry of Digital Development came a day after Microsoft said dozens of computer systems at an unspecified number of Ukrainian government agencies had been infected with destructive malware disguised as ransomware.
A late rally has helped the Australian share market to slim gains after China's central bank cut loan rates.The market was little changed for most of Monday until China's central bank responded to fourth-quarter GDP data showing the economy slowing.
There's been one positive side-effect of the socially distanced dating scene, according to one man who helps people looking for love. Do you agree?
The Philippines' election commission has thrown out a petition seeking to bar the son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos from running in this year's election, one of several complaints filed to prevent his presidential bid.The petition had sought to invalidate the candidacy of Ferdinand Marcos Junior, who has emerged as a clear favourite, after accusing him of misrepresenting his eligibility because of a prior tax conviction.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says a new report gives reason to be optimistic about Australia's outlook, but Labor believes the economy would be stronger if not for the government's failures on the health front.Deloitte Access Economics expects economic growth to remain above average in 2022, despite the challenges from the COVID-19 Omicron strain and faced with a softer Chinese economy, its number one trading partner.
Sri Lanka plans to cordon off a huge rubbish dump after several wild elephants died after consuming plastic.Digging a trench around the site is the only way to prevent hungry animals from eating rubbish at the site that measures 800 square metres, a Wildlife Ministry spokesperson told the DPA news agency.
Footage has emerged of the moment passers-by rushed to help the girl after being bitten by two pit bulls. Find out more about the incident.
Australian farmers are increasingly embracing the role of global research in helping improve their lot.A Curtin University-led review has found demand high for the expansion of an online international network of primary producers and scientists utilising On-Farm Experimentation or OFE.
Hundreds of environmental activists have blocked several main roads in Serbia including a border crossing to Bosnia in the latest protests against Rio Tinto's plans to develop a lithium mine.The protests have become a headache for Serbia's ruling coalition before an April 3 general election, and Prime Minister Ana Brnabic told Reuters this week a decision on whether to let the project proceed would be made after the vote.
Another 20 Covid-related deaths were also reported in NSW, with officials hoping the outbreak has peaked. But Western Australia 'is another story'. Read more.
Mountain dust was sent up to 100 metres into the sky. No deaths have been reported but communications with Tonga have been down. See the wild video.
Video shows the phone going up in flames as the man holds onto it after he found a bulge on the device. See the shocking footage here.
The European Union is to tighten COVID-19 travel rules for unvaccinated arrivals from Australia, Argentina and Canada due to rising case numbers.The 27 EU member states reached an agreement on Monday to remove the trio from a list of countries where easier travel restrictions apply regardless of vaccination status, a press release from the Council of the EU said.
Four hostages are safe and their captor is dead after an hours-long standoff that began when the man took over services at a Texas synagogue where he could be heard ranting and demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist who was convicted of trying to kill US Army officers in Afghanistan.One hostage held on Saturday at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville was released during the stand-off.
The Kingdom of Tonga doesn’t often attract global attention, but a violent eruption of an underwater volcano on January 15 has spread shock waves, quite literally, around half the world. The volcano is usually not much to look at. It consists of two small uninhabited islands, Hunga-Ha’apai and Hunga-Tonga, poking about 100m above sea level 65km north of Tonga’s capital Nuku‘alofa. But hiding below the waves is a massive volcano, around 1800m high and 20km wide. A massive underwater volcano lies
Woolworths has suspended arrangements with one of its main suppliers after Australia's peak union body claimed the abattoir made COVID-positive employees keep on working.ACTU president Michele O'Neil on Saturday called on the supermarket giant to take action after Teys Australia workers in South Australia were directed to wear coloured hairnets to indicate their infection status.