Two dead in sword attack on Swedish school
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Two dead in sword attack on Swedish school
Ten people aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship approaching New Orleans have tested positive for COVID-19, officials say.The Norwegian Breakaway had departed New Orleans on November 28 and is due to return this weekend, the Louisiana Department of Health said in a news release on Saturday night.
The butterflies have flown from the United States and Canada to Mexico to escape the winter cold. Source: Reuters
The mother is alleged to have given a chilling four-word response when asked where her daughter was. Find out more.
The body of a 20-year-old man who went missing while swimming off the Sunshine Coast has been found.Rescue crews had resumed their search for the man identified in media reports as Travis Davis of Capalaba, south of Brisbane, after he was swept away at Shelly Beach near Caloundra on Saturday afternoon.
Thousands of Victorians were unjustly denied a COVID-19 border exemption to return home to farewell dying loved ones, attend medical appointments, care for sick family members or start jobs.That is the finding of an investigation by the Victorian ombudsman into the Department of Health's border exemption scheme, which offered residents a pathway back from COVID-stricken NSW this year.
There was no deadline for deciding whether it was possible to source an adequate replacement workforce at a Melbourne aged home struck by COVID-19, an inquest has heard.Outbreak managers replaced the entire St Basil's Home for the Aged staff with an emergency workforce on July 22 last year, during Melbourne's second wave.
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The emergence of the Omicron variant should be a 'wake up call' to the world, with a stark warning that unless a major shift occurs, we will see 'wave after wave' of variants. Read more.
Victoria's chief health officer is talking up the safety of Pfizer's paediatric COVID-19 vaccine as his state and others wait final clearance for five- to 11-year-olds.The young cohort is to soon become eligible for the vaccine after it was provisionally approved by the nation's medicines regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration.
Tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs have killed at least 24 people in Sudan's western Darfur region, an aid group says.It was the latest bout of intercommunal violence to rock the conflict-stricken region.
Gambian police have fired tear gas to disperse supporters of losing presidential candidate Ousainou Darboe as protesters took to the streets outside the capital Banjul to contest the re-election of President Adama Barrow.Hundreds of protesters had gathered in the community of Serekunda, 12km from Banjul, the day after Darboe and two other candidates said they would not accept Barrow's resounding win in Saturday's election.
A Sydney man who stabbed another in the neck with a smashed whiskey bottle near the city's harbour has been found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter.Graham Anthony Egan, 52, pleaded not guilty to murdering Benjamin Coleman, 40, opposite Pyrmont Bay Park on September 22, 2019.
One of the scientists behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is warning that the next pandemic may be more contagious and more lethal unless more money is devoted to research and preparations to fight emerging viral threats.In excerpts released before a speech on Monday, Professor Sarah Gilbert says the scientific advances made in fighting deadly viruses "must not be lost" because of the cost of fighting the current pandemic.
Independent MP Zali Steggall says federal ministers have lost touch with the public after a number of Liberal frontbenchers welcomed the idea of Gladys Berejiklian making a tilt for the federal seat of Warringah.Speculation has increased the former NSW premier would put her hand up for Liberal preselection to run against Ms Steggall in the northern Sydney electorate after the independent won it from former prime minister Tony Abbott in 2019.
Scott Morrison's government has given its full-throated support to the former premier to join the team, despite an ongoing investigation.
Omicron cases are on the rise in Australia, with fears the variant is spreading in the community. Read more.
Jacinda Ardern has hailed her country's "astonishing" vaccination rate as New Zealand's downtick of COVID-19 cases continues and Aucklanders enjoy restored freedoms.November brought pandemic highs for New Zealand, with 15 deaths, and daily cases pushing beyond 200 for the first time.
NSW Police have released video of a man running with a jerry can as they make a renewed appeal for information regarding the death of 22-year-old Mejed Derbas whose body was found in a burnt out car earlier this year.
Australia is trending down in military capability after joining the new AUKUS defence pact but has overall held steady to maintain sixth spot in the Asia Power Index.The Lowy Institute - a Sydney-based think tank - has released their fourth annual index, ranking 26 countries and territories according to the power they wield in the Indo-Pacific region.
After lurching from deadline to deadline, China Evergrande Group is again on the brink of default, with pessimistic comments from the property developer raising expectations of direct state involvement and a managed debt restructuring.Having made three 11th-hour coupon payments in the past two months, Evergrande will again face the end of a 30-day grace period on Monday, with dues this time at $US82.