UN warns Mideast headed for 'catastrophe'
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UN warns Mideast headed for 'catastrophe'
A woman in her 80s has died from COVID-19 in the ACT, as the national capital reported a one-day record for cases.The woman died at a residential aged care facility in Canberra, bringing the ACT's pandemic death toll to 20.
The video showing a koala sitting inside the Aldi trolley has been deemed 'cute' by some, but others disagree. Watch it here.
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.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for greater world cooperation against COVID-19 and pledged to send an additional 1 billion doses of vaccine to other countries.He's also urged other powers to discard a "Cold-War mentality" at a time of rising geopolitical tensions -- a not-so-veiled swipe at the United States.
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.
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.
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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.
Awaiting rescue, the woman appeared to snap photos seconds before her car went under. See how close she came to a tragic incident.
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.
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.
Tasmania has recorded 1037 new COVID-19 cases as the state's overall number of reported active infections continues to fall.Twenty-one people are in hospital, with seven of those being treated for virus symptoms.
A hot air balloon accident that left two people seriously injured on New Year's Eve in Victoria is being probed by the aviation watchdog.The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating the "hard landing" involving Picture This Ballooning about four kilometres from Lilydale in the Yarra Valley.
The Chinese city of Tianjin has reported fewer COVID-19 cases after conducting mass testing and locking down some areas to curb the highly transmissible Omicron variant.Tianjin, a key port in northern China, reported 18 domestically transmitted cases with confirmed symptoms for Monday, National Health Commission (NHC) data showed on Tuesday.
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.
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
Ukraine's former president Petro Poroshenko has landed in Kyiv to face treason charges in a case he says was trumped up by allies of his successor, Volodymyr Zelenskiy.In a brief stand-off at border control after arriving on a flight from Warsaw on Monday, Poroshenko accused border guards of taking away his passport.
British woman Angela Glover has been confirmed dead following the tsunami in Tonga. Read the touching tributes left by those who knew her.
While millions of Australians struggle to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation's billionaires have pocketed $205 million a day.Anti-poverty charity Oxfam has run the numbers and found Australia's 47 billionaires doubled their collective net worth to $255 billion over the first two years of the crisis.