Ukraine fighting escalates, six dead
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Ukraine fighting escalates, six dead
An Australian firm has announced a partnership with a global leader in encryption technology to roll out the nation's first sovereign quantum encryption service.AUCloud is one of a handful of companies trusted by governments worldwide to host secure sovereign cloud services.
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Victoria has declared an unprecedented system-wide 'code brown' emergency across all its Melbourne hospitals and six in the regions as it buckles under COVID-19 pressures.Acting Health Minister James Merlino announced the measure will start at midday on Wednesday and last for four to six weeks, with hospitalisations from the Omicron wave expected to peak in February.
ShutterstockEvery year thousands of students enrol in PhD degrees at universities in New Zealand. The government funds their degrees because the advanced knowledge and innovations they develop benefit our economy and society. But there is growing concern about the impact of COVID-19 on doctoral students. It’s feared some will abandon their degrees, with real implications for the potential future social and economic benefits of the research. PhD students are required to do extensive research and
Awaiting rescue, the woman appeared to snap photos seconds before her car went under. See how close she came to a tragic incident.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has brushed off new polling showing a voter backlash to the government's handling of the COVID-19 Omicron variant during summer.The latest Resolve Political Monitor poll, published on Tuesday in Nine newspapers, revealed the coalition falling behind Labor on primary vote 35 to 34.
Influenza has returned to Europe at a faster-than-expected rate this winter after almost disappearing last year, raising concerns about a prolonged "twindemic" with COVID-19 amid doubts about the effectiveness of flu vaccines.Lockdowns, mask-wearing and social distancing that have become the norm in Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic knocked out flu last winter, temporarily eradicating a virus that globally kills about 650,000 a year, according to EU figures.
The federal government is "extremely concerned" about the health of detained Australian man Yang Hengjun on the eve of his third year in a Chinese prison.Dr Yang, 56, was detained by Chinese authorities in January 2019 at Guangzhou Airport before being charged with espionage in October 2020.
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.
Tonga's government has confirmed three fatalities in its first official update since Saturday's volcanic eruption and tsunami, and says the evacuation of some outlying islands has begun after the destruction of homes, including an entire village on Mango island.In a statement on Tuesday, the prime minister's office confirmed the deaths of a 65-year-old woman on Mango Island and a 49-year-old man on Nomuka Island, in addition to a British national.
Construction work is set to start on a huge US fuel storage depot in the Northern Territory to support military operations in the Asia-Pacific region.The $270 million project capable of holding 300 million litres will be the largest purpose-built fuel storage facility in northern Australia.
The rabbi caught up in the Texas synagogue stand-off has described how he escaped by throwing a chair at the British gunman holding him hostage.Malik Faisal Akram, originally from Blackburn in Lancashire, was shot dead when the FBI stormed Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville on Saturday night.
Tasmania is removing coronavirus testing and travel registration requirements for fully vaccinated people arriving from interstate.Premier Peter Gutwein announced the change would be in place from midnight on Tuesday.
Emily Morse chalked up her persistent back pain to sitting hunched over her computer for eight hours a day. She's now fighting for her life. Read more.
More than $8 million in federal government funding will be spent on the beleaguered agricultural show industry to ensure the show goes on for its showmen and women.With around 700 Australian ag shows cancelled since the pandemic began, many of the showmen and women who travel the circuit have been left struggling.
Talk of people falsely reporting positive rapid antigen tests to authorities has become a reality for the NSW health minister.Brad Hazzard on Tuesday revealed he had been advised to isolate by an automated NSW Health message due to a report of a positive COVID-19 test being submitted under his name.
A disaster expert has outlined key issues which the Pacific island nation could now face.
The body of the missing boy, Dean Verberckmoes, was found on Monday after the arrest of a 34-year-old man. Now his mum is speaking out.
Germany's foreign minister says she hopes tensions with Russia over Ukraine could be solved by diplomacy, but she warned that Moscow would suffer if it does attack its neighbour.Minister Annalena Baerbock was speaking in Kyiv on a tour that next takes her to Moscow after talks between Russia and Western states on the Kremlin's deployment of tens of thousands of troops along Ukraine's border ended with no breakthrough last week.
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet says rapid antigen tests will play a role in the government's strategy to get kids back to school for term one as the state's COVID-19 situation worsens."We see a role of rapid antigen tests .