Whittington to meet family in Sweden
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Whittington to meet family in Sweden
Norway's annual Christmas tree gift to London has provoked unseasonably abrupt responses, including demands that the 24-metre Norwegian spruce be replaced, after it appeared to be less than symmetrical with some broken branches.Every year, a tree is felled outside Oslo and sent to London's Trafalgar Square as an offering of thanks from Norwegians for the United Kingdom's support during World War II.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has been criticised for his etiquette during what was an eventful Covid press conference on Thursday. Find out what's been said.
The diplomatic spat with France, alleged war crimes and Christian Porter's resignation from cabinet have all been named as potential influential events in the case of Bernard Collaery.The long-running prosecution of the whistleblower was back in the ACT Supreme Court on Friday as the Commonwealth attempts to rewrite evidence recorded two years ago, saying time had rendered some of it inaccurate.
Ramping up Australia's space capabilities will benefit all citizens, especially in rural and regional areas, a parliamentary inquiry has found.With the global space industry valued at about $471 billion and tipped to reach $1.
ShutterstockMany people believe Australia’s shift to electric vehicles is stuck in the slow lane – another strollout, rather than a rollout. But while federal policies are still lacklustre, most Australians themselves are ready for the shift, according to our recent research. We found most car-owning households will be able to charge their cars in their garage or driveway. Electric vehicles are also getting more attractive as purchase costs fall and battery range rises. Australia’s world-beating
After 107 days, New Zealand's largest city is free from strict COVID-19 restrictions as the country moves to a new strategy.Auckland, with a population of about 1.
A man who accidentally bought two tickets with the same numbers in a lottery draw has scored both jackpots. Find out how he reacted to the news.
Two NASA astronauts have completed a six-and-a-half hour spacewalk to replace a faulty antenna on the International Space Station.It was a mission NASA said carried slightly higher risk posed by orbital debris left from a Russian missile test weeks ago.
ShutterstockSummer’s here and the school holidays are coming. For many parents, of course, it’s all a bit academic – pandemic lockdowns and other disruptions have blurred the line between home and school, with no guarantee things will return to normal in 2022. The good news for parents and whānau is that relief can be as simple as turning a page. Encouraging children to read for pleasure – which is different from it being a school task – has all kinds of benefits, as highlighted in the first com
The area in South Africa where the Covid Omicron variant originated from has seen a sudden rise in infant hospitalisations. Read more about the alarming data.
Ben Roberts-Smith's defamation trial will resume in Sydney on February 2 after months of delays caused by COVID-19 lockdowns and border closures.His lawsuit against The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Canberra Times over alleged war crimes in Afghanistan was halted in August.
The 38-year-old spent years struggling to breathe out of his right nostril. Read here to see what doctors found out.
A former teacher's aide in Tasmania who breached her position of trust and sexually abused an underage past student has received a suspended jail sentence.The woman, who was 43 at time, had sex with the 16-year-old boy in her car earlier this year after arranging to meet up when he contacted her.
A Queensland businessman who carried out a plan to remove money from his telecommunications business before it was liquidated has been jailed.Richard Sebastian Ludwig was not the mastermind behind the scheme, but that did not excuse his behaviour, Brisbane District Court Judge Nathan Jarro said in handing down his sentence on Thursday.
Insurers and governments face a "disaster scenario" of compounding catastrophes made more challenging by underinsurance, climate risk experts have warned.Former NSW fire and rescue commissioner Greg Mullins told a Climate Council forum on Friday that Australia faces more "compound events" as heatwaves lead to flash droughts, which lead to massive fires.
West Australian state Nationals MP and former federal party vice-president James Hayward could be dumped from the party after being charged with child sexual abuse offences.Hayward, who was elected to WA's parliament earlier this year, is facing multiple charges relating to an eight-year-old girl, including persistent sexual conduct.
The weapons system deployed by Russia is capable of hitting sea targets at a range of up to 500km. Find out how the world is reacting.
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese claims Labor's plan gets the balance right. Read more to see if you agree.
A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder and terrorism for a shooting that killed four fellow students and injured seven others at a Michigan high school.Authorities revealed Ethan Crumbley's parents had been summoned just a few hours before the bloodshed on Tuesday, and Oakland County Sheriff's Lieutenant Tim Willis said during a court hearing the boy recorded video the night before in which he discussed shooting and killing students.
Labor will take a "modest" climate change strategy to the federal election centred on a legislated 43 per cent emissions cut this decade.Household power bills are anticipated to be $275 cheaper, compared with today, by 2025, and $378 cheaper in 2030 under the opposition's policy.