World Bank retracts part of China report
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World Bank retracts part of China report
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Confirmed cases of monkeypox in Nigeria could reach their highest level in five years if the current trend of infections is maintained, the head of the country's centre for disease control says.Nigeria is one of the countries in Africa where monkeypox is endemic.
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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced plans for a second referendum to be held on Scottish independence in October next year, vowing to take legal action to ensure a vote if the United Kingdom government tries to block it.Sturgeon said the Scottish government, which is led by her pro-independence Scottish National Party, would publish a referendum bill later, outlining plans for the secession vote to take place on October 19, 2023.
A Victorian woman who crashed a car after smoking cannabis, killing her sister and brother-in-law and seriously injuring her young daughter, will not serve any jail time.Katunga woman Amberly Hendy, 31, admitted driving dangerously on the Goulburn Valley Highway on the afternoon of September 6, 2019.
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The operating licence for Nyrtar's Port Pirie smelter has been renewed after an improvement in air lead emissions over the past 12 months.The Environment Protection Authority said the licence would be renewed for another year but with increased conditions, including a requirement for the company to update its environment improvement program and improve wastewater emissions.
A $264 million olive branch has been extended to rail workers to ease train safety concerns and avert more disruption, but their union says it has been "burnt too many times" to take the verbal deal.The Rail, Tram and Bus Union has been locked in long-running negotiations with the government over safety modifications it wants on the $2.
China has been branded a threat by NATO, which described its policies as a "challenge" to the interests, security and values of the alliance, as Australia said it had been economically coerced by the communist nation.The 30-member security organisation approved a new blueprint for the next decade on Wednesday, condemning China for the first time in its more than 70-year history.
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A jury has acquitted a Darwin policeman who had been on trial for raping a shy and awkward teenager he met through a sports group.Senior Sergeant Patrick Carson, 39, pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual intercourse without consent with the woman, then 19, in Darwin during 2020.
Thousands of religious scholars and ethnic leaders from across Afghanistan will gather this week to discuss key issues for the first time since the Taliban took power last year, as the group faced calls to ensure the meeting included women."Very soon a great gathering will be held in Kabul," Taliban administration spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said, adding that religious scholars and ethnic leaders from all provinces would participate in the meeting which clerics had called for.
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Australia must urgently invest in the electricity transmission grid to ensure the lights stay on during the nation's transition to renewable power, the federal government says.While the transition will not happen overnight, or without challenges, the government will address the issue head-on, Energy Minister Chris Bowen said on Thursday.
Australian rare earths miner Lynas has been targeted by fake social media accounts promoting Chinese interests, a new report suggests.The ASX-listed company is the only non-Chinese significant producer of separated rare earths, used for a variety of purposes including military equipment.
A man has been charged with planning the murder of notorious gangland figure Mahmoud "Brownie" Ahmad, who was gunned down in Sydney's southwest earlier this year.Ahmad, 39, was shot dead on the street at Greenacre at 9.