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Russia has warned that imposing sanctions on President Vladimir Putin personally would not hurt him but would be "politically destructive" after US President Joe Biden said he would consider such a move if Russia invaded Ukraine.Biden said on Tuesday personal sanctions on Putin, though a rare step, could be considered as part of a concerted drive by the United States and its allies to convince Moscow that any new aggression against Ukraine would bring swift and massive costs.
A riot among inmates at a prison in Mexico's Pacific coast state of Colima has left nine prisoners dead and seven injured.The Public Safety Department said the riot on Tuesday originated in a fight between two rival groups of inmates in a cell block.
Victoria has recorded one of its highest daily death tolls of the pandemic, after 35 people died with COVID-19.The state posted 13,507 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, including 6533 from PCR tests and 6974 from rapid antigen tests.
A NSW man has lost his licence and been charged with drink-driving after being nabbed by police twice on Australia Day.Police charged the man with two high-range drink-driving offences after being stopped twice within hours in the state's north on Wednesday.
The "virtual fatigue" felt by so many of us will change the way Australia lives and works, a survey shows.Years of tapping to seek advice or treatment, order food, try to learn, or see colleagues and friends are taking their toll.
A cross-party parliamentary committee says the government has not allowed enough scrutiny of $1.5 billion in COVID-19 pandemic spending and some health measures.
Victoria is rushing to get children vaccinated before school returns, as COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalisations continue to stabilise.The state recorded 15 deaths and 13,755 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, including 6130 from PCR tests and 7625 from rapid antigen tests.
The Northern Territory has reported another 492 COVID-19 infections with the government conceding the virus is "everywhere".But Health Minister Natasha Fyles says public health measures to contain the outbreak are working.
A memorial has been planned for the "sweet, innocent" girl whose body was found in a barrel northwest of Sydney.
ShutterstockIf you’re a parent, chances are that, like me, you are frantically trying to get a head start on the new school year. In coping with the stress of COVID-19 lockdowns, restrictions, empty shelves in stores, working from home and minimal communications by schools over the holidays, we’ve turned to our virtual community of friends for help. Let’s face it, most of us probably don’t have the time to or simply can’t pop in for a cuppa with one of the other parents to just have a chat. And
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An Australian pharmaceutical firm that's developing a world first virus-killing nasal spray is set to list on the ASX.Firebrick Pharma co-founder Dr Peter Molloy told AAP he's been working on the spray, called Nasodine, for almost a decade, as a treatment for the common cold.
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have regained full control of al-Sina'a prison in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasaka and all remaining Islamic State militants had surrendered, spokesman Farhad Shami says.At least 200 prison inmates and militants and 30 security forces have died since IS militants attacked the jail on Thursday in a bid to free their members, officials have said.
A Melbourne-based group has been chosen to redevelop an old gasworks site in Adelaide, with the $459 million plan expected to generate up to 1000 ongoing jobs.South Australian Treasurer Rob Lucas says the MAB Corporation has been selected as the preferred bidder to acquire, remediate and develop the 5.
Authorities are investigating whether culturally significant Aboriginal rock carvings on Tasmania's rugged northwest coast have been deliberately damaged.The state's Parks and Wildlife Service received a report on Monday that petroglyphs at Sundown Point had "changed".
He had complained of hernia pain for about a decade but once the 67-year-old had surgery, doctors made an amazing discovery. WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT.
Russian authorities have added imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny and some of his top allies to the country's registry of terrorists and extremists, the latest move in a multi-pronged crackdown on opposition supporters, independent media and human rights activists.Navalny, Russian President Vladimir Putin's fiercest critic, and eight of his allies -- including top aides Lyubov Sobol and Georgy Alburov -- were on Tuesday added to the registry by Russia's Federal Financial Monitoring Serv
A doctor who handed out 149 fake vaccination exemptions over two years and altered a letter from Victoria's deputy chief health officer has been banned from practising.John Piesse was this week reprimanded under national law, following action by the Medical Board of Australia in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
ShutterstockInsects are sustainable, nutritious and delicious. They’re eaten by more than two billion people worldwide, mostly in the tropics, and have been a staple in Indigenous Australians’ diets for tens of thousands of years. Yet eating insects isn’t mainstream in Australia. Why? We surveyed 601 Australians on their experience with, and attitude towards, edible insects. Our findings offer insight into which factors might convince people to add edible insects to their diet. Importantly, we f
Ethiopia's cabinet has approved the lifting of a six-month state of emergency ahead of its expiration in light of changing security conditions in the country, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's office says.Ethiopia declared the state of emergency in November after forces from the northern region of Tigray said they had gained territory and were considering marching on the capital Addis Ababa.