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Thousands of supporters of a banned radical Islamist party have departed the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, clashing for a second day with police who dispersed tear gas into the crowd.The group began their journey on Friday with the goal of reaching the capital Islamabad to pressure the government to release Saad Rizvi, the head of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan party.
New Zealand is shooting for the stars, setting a 90 per cent vaccination target before shifting away from widespread lockdowns to control COVID-19.The strategy switch-up comes as Auckland grapples with a Delta outbreak that has brought New Zealand's worst daily case counts and hospitalisations of the pandemic.
Ukrainian national heroine Nadiya Savchenko, formerly imprisoned in Russia, is facing a prison sentence in her home country.The 40-year-old was caught in Kiev with a forged COVID-19 vaccination certificate, Interior Minister Denys Monastyrskyj confirmed on Friday.
On this day in 1998 Britney Spears released Baby One More Time. But did you know that she was fourth in line to be offered the song? Find out who almost sang her iconic hit.
Halloween enthusiasts in NSW are being warned to keep trick-or-treating COVID-safe to avoid getting the fright of a COVID-19 diagnosis."If you and your family are planning to celebrate Halloween this year .
The New Zealand prime minister had a moment of panic as the room began to shake. Watch her reaction here.
A TikToker has sparked debate with her funny supermarket video. Source: TikTok/@nomnomjenny
An independent inquiry has been ordered into allegations that COVID-negative prisoners were forced to bunk with positive cellmates in a privately run Sydney prison.The allegations were raised in two separate courts in recent weeks concerning inmates at Parklea Correctional Centre in the city's northwest.
The top decision-making body of the Chinese parliament has announced plans to roll out a pilot real estate tax in some regions, the official Xinhua news agency reports.China's long-mooted - and long-resisted - property tax has gained new momentum as President Xi Jinping threw his support behind what experts say would be one of the most profound changes to the country's real estate policies in a generation.
South Korea has achieved its goal of vaccinating 70 per cent of its 52 million people, paving the way for a planned return to normality next month.The target, set a month before the country kicked off its inoculation campaign in late February, was reached on Saturday afternoon, with some 36 million people vaccinated, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) announced.
Victoria has added a further 1750 new infections to its COVID-19 caseload, all but two of them locally-acquired.The state has also recorded nine more deaths on Saturday.
The European Union has postponed the next round of free trade talks with Australia for a second time, the Australian trade minister says, amid simmering anger over a decision to cancel a submarine contract with France.Dan Tehan said the 12th round of talks with the EU had been postponed for the second time this month, this time until February 2022.
A heated TikTok debate has broken out over the tastiest part of a Woolworths roast chicken after a shopper shared her view. Find out what people are arguing over.
US President Joe Biden has edged closer to sealing his giant domestic spending legislation, though the informal deadline appeared to slip as work continued to scale back the measure and determine how to pay for it.Negotiations were expected to continue into the weekend, with all sides indicating on Friday just a few issues remained unsettled in the sweeping package of social services and climate change strategies.
Queen Elizabeth, 95, is back at her desk at Windsor Castle after she spent a night in hospital for the first time in years for what Buckingham Palace termed "preliminary investigations".The world's oldest and longest-reigning monarch stayed in hospital overnight on Wednesday but returned to Windsor Castle to the west of London the following day, with officials saying she was in good spirits and back at work.
Queensland so far appears to have again dodged a Delta outbreak. Read more about the latest Covid update.
The Laundrie family lawyer has detailed the last time Brian Laundrie's parents saw him alive before he went missing and was later found dead.
Hundreds of Greek state hospital workers have marched through central Athens as part of a 24-hour strike to protest staff shortages and compulsory coronavirus vaccinations.About 500 protesters demonstrated in the centre of the capital, heading past parliament toward the health ministry chanting slogans and holding up banners.
The city of five million has spent a cumulative 262 days, or nearly nine months, under stay-home orders since March 2020.
North Korea has accused the United States of raising military tensions with China through its "reckless" backing of Taiwan, and said the growing US military presence in the region constitutes a potential threat.In comments carried by state media, North Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Pak Myong-ho criticised the United States for sending warships through the Taiwan Strait and providing Taiwan with upgraded weapons systems and military training.