Twelve dead in Baghdad explosions
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Twelve dead in Baghdad explosions
New Zealand is making a fresh deployment of 120 troops to support Ukraine's defense.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said New Zealand Defence Force personnel would head to the United Kingdom beginning this week to help train Ukrainian soldiers as the fight rages in the war against Russia.
Just 12 days after Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, the US lawmakers have landed in Taiwan despite repeated warnings from China.
Energy Minister Chris Bowen says a new emissions reduction objective for the country's national energy measure will make a "material difference" to how the market operates.The objective was added following a meeting of Mr Bowen with state and territory counterparts on Friday.
A NZ tourist's huge medical bill has proven a timely reminder to Aussie tourists heading overseas.
India will aim to become a developed nation within 25 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said in a national day address, with policies to support domestic production in power, defence and digital technology.Speaking from the 17th-century Red Fort in New Delhi as India celebrates its 75th year of independence from British colonial rule, Modi on Monday exhorted youth to "aim big" and give their best years for the cause of the country.
Two women, including a mother of two, have been shot dead in a targeted and appalling public shooting in suburban Sydney, detectives say.Police have vowed to solve the double murder, after the women, aged 39 and 48, were killed when a hail of bullets was fired at their vehicle in Panania on Saturday night.
Canberra Airport has resumed normal operations and a man is in custody after a shooting incident inside the terminal prompted its evacuation.A man was arrested at the airport after firing as many as five shots inside, some leaving bullet holes in airport windows, just after 1.
A pleasant day out by a babbling river turned into a sudden fight for survival as disaster struck. Watch the video.
Some Macca's fans are convinced the chain's burgers are getting smaller. Find out what the fast food giant has to say.
Australians deserve an explanation about Scott Morrison's decision to secretly swear himself into three ministerial portfolios while in government, the prime minister says.Anthony Albanese is seeking advice over the constitutional legality of Mr Morrison's actions and is due to be briefed by his department after he arrives in Canberra on Monday afternoon.
An Adelaide grocer has made Aldi the butt of the joke in his latest take down of major supermarkets.
Ukrainian forces have reported heavy Russian shelling and attempts to advance on several towns in the eastern region of Donetsk that has become a key focus of the near six-month war, but said they had repelled many of the attacks.The General Staff of Ukraine's armed forces also reported Russian shelling of more than a dozen towns on the southern front - particularly the Kherson region, mainly controlled by Russian forces, but where Ukrainian troops are steadily capturing territory.
Victorian nurses, age care workers and paramedics would be able to travel on public transport across the state for free under a new election promise.The Liberals and Nationals are pledging to provide unlimited free public transport for all Victorian nurses, personal and aged care workers, allied health workers, paramedics and some other hospital workers if they win the November 26 poll.
Sir Salman Rushdie has been taken off his ventilator and is talking as he recovers from being stabbed in the United States.British-American writer Aatish Taseer said, in a since-deleted tweet, that the 75-year-old was "off the ventilator and talking (and joking)", which was then confirmed by the author's agent Andrew Wylie.
Cash-strapped Australians filling up at the fuel pump paid an extra $5 a week over the course of the past three months, according to new figures.The Australian Automobile Association's latest Transport Affordability Index, released on Sunday, shows average weekly fuel costs across the nation rose to $100.
A restaurant's sweet move for a pregnant Canberra woman ended up being a "turning point" following a rough few weeks.
Two Woolies shoppers have blasted the chain over its excessive use of plastic. Here's how the retailer has responded.
Mohandas Gandhi, who led India's fight for independence, talks to a crowd in Ahmedabad, India in 1931. APOn this day 75 years ago, after a long battle for self-government, Great Britain finally withdrew from the subcontinent – allowing independence for India and Pakistan. Once described as the “jewel in the crown”, the British withdrawal from the Indian empire was a reflection of the strength of the freedom movement, led by Mohandas Gandhi and others, as well as Great Britain’s plummeted standin
ShutterstockIn the early 1990s, British neuroscientist Karl Friston was poring over brain scans. The scans produced terabytes of digital output, and Friston had to find new techniques to sort and classify the massive flows of data. Along the way he had a revelation. The techniques he was using might be similar to what the brain itself was doing when it processed visual data. Could it be he had stumbled upon a solution to a data engineering problem that nature had discovered long ago? Friston’s e
Wall Street has closed higher as signs that inflation may have peaked in July increased investor confidence that a bull market could be under way and spurred the S&P; 500 and the Nasdaq to post their fourth straight week of gains.5 per cent from a mid-June low, with the latest gains coming from data this week showing a slower-than-expected rise in the consumer price index and a surprise drop in producer prices last month.