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NSW records 239 new local Covid-19 cases

Thursday 29th July: NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced tighter restrictions for the eight high-risk LGAs in Greater Sydney, as the state records 239 local Covid-19 cases.

Thursday 29th July: NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced tighter restrictions for the eight high-risk LGAs in Greater Sydney, as the state records 239 local Covid-19 cases.

Drama in Congress as mask mandates return

Tempers flared in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday after its chief physician urged lawmakers to resume wearing masks to slow the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19, with the top Democrat labeling Republican opposition as "moronic

Tempers flared in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday after its chief physician urged lawmakers to resume wearing masks to slow the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19, with the top Democrat labeling Republican opposition as "moronic

Victoria records seven local Covid-19 cases

A total of seven local coronavirus cases have been recorded in Victoria in the past 24 hours, including six new and one mystery infection announced yesterday.

A total of seven local coronavirus cases have been recorded in Victoria in the past 24 hours, including six new and one mystery infection announced yesterday.

Is video gaming harmful for young people?

A psychiatry researcher who has studied video gaming in young boys says its benefits can outweigh potential risks for some youngsters – but not others. Aaron Kandola, from University College London’, recently led a study into depressive symptoms ...

A psychiatry researcher who has studied video gaming in young boys says its benefits can outweigh potential risks for some youngsters – but not others. Aaron Kandola, from University College London’, recently led a study into depressive symptoms ...

Celebrities and campaigners join forces for International Tiger Day

Celebrities including Joanna Lumley and Jenny Seagrove join forces with wildlife campaign group Born Free to launch Tigers in Crisis appeal on International Tiger Day. There were 100,000 tigers in the wild one hundred years ago but that figures...

Celebrities including Joanna Lumley and Jenny Seagrove join forces with wildlife campaign group Born Free to launch Tigers in Crisis appeal on International Tiger Day. There were 100,000 tigers in the wild one hundred years ago but that figures...

Blunt, Johnson navigate tricky 'Jungle Cruise' debut

Disney's new swashbuckling "Jungle Cruise" - based on its popular theme park ride and starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson - is the latest film to test the durability of theaters versus the comfort of streaming from a couch. Lisa Bernha

Disney's new swashbuckling "Jungle Cruise" - based on its popular theme park ride and starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson - is the latest film to test the durability of theaters versus the comfort of streaming from a couch. Lisa Bernha

German woman felt 'dizzy' at thought of carrying around winning $56m lotto ticket

The woman, whose identity remains secret, won 33 million Euros but didn't know for weeks.

The woman, whose identity remains secret, won 33 million Euros but didn't know for weeks.

Pandemic takes toll on Olympic athlete mental health

Isolation and the absence of family and friends have taken a toll on athletes' mental health at the Tokyo Olympics, with some struggling to cope with the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Colette Luke has more.

Isolation and the absence of family and friends have taken a toll on athletes' mental health at the Tokyo Olympics, with some struggling to cope with the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Colette Luke has more.

Ennahda calls for dialogue to resolve Tunisia’s political crisis

Tunisia’s largest party calls for dialogue after the president sacked PM and suspended parliament causing a constitutional crisis.

Tunisia’s largest party calls for dialogue after the president sacked PM and suspended parliament causing a constitutional crisis.

Peru's new president Pedro Castillo sworn in

Peru's new President Pedro Castillo has been sworn in at the capital Lima.

Peru's new President Pedro Castillo has been sworn in at the capital Lima.

Palestinian Authority shuts down West Bank media organisation

This comes amidst a recent crackdown on a wave of protests that saw journalists being assaulted.

This comes amidst a recent crackdown on a wave of protests that saw journalists being assaulted.

Germany: Syrian doctor charged over torturing civilians in Syria

Prosecutors in Germany have charged a Syrian doctor with crimes against humanity.

Prosecutors in Germany have charged a Syrian doctor with crimes against humanity.

Thailand to mark king's 69th birthday amid growing criticism

Thursday marks the 69th birthday of King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand - one of the richest monarchs in the world.

Thursday marks the 69th birthday of King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand - one of the richest monarchs in the world.

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles praised for mental health stance

US gymnast withdrew from the team and individual all-around Olympic events, saying her mental health took precedence.

US gymnast withdrew from the team and individual all-around Olympic events, saying her mental health took precedence.

Bhutan gets 90 percent of adults vaccinated in one week

The remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has carried out what may be the world's fastest vaccination campaign - completing the inoculation of 90 percent of its adult population against COVID-19 in just one

The remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has carried out what may be the world's fastest vaccination campaign - completing the inoculation of 90 percent of its adult population against COVID-19 in just one

Peru’s ‘first poor president’ promises to end poverty

Peru's peasant farmer turned president. As Pedro Castillo prepares to take office, struggling citizens share their hopes and fears for the future.

Peru's peasant farmer turned president. As Pedro Castillo prepares to take office, struggling citizens share their hopes and fears for the future.

Get ready for biggest criminal trial in Vatican’s modern history

A cardinal and nine other people are accused of bleeding the Holy See of tens of millions of dollars in donations through bad investments, deals with shady money managers and apparent favours to friends

A cardinal and nine other people are accused of bleeding the Holy See of tens of millions of dollars in donations through bad investments, deals with shady money managers and apparent favours to friends

Tokyo Olympics: S Korea team brings own meals over radiation fears

The South Korean Olympic team in Tokyo has rented an entire hotel, about 20 minute drive to the Athletes' Village, to cook food for its athletes separately and screen ingredients over radiation fears.

The South Korean Olympic team in Tokyo has rented an entire hotel, about 20 minute drive to the Athletes' Village, to cook food for its athletes separately and screen ingredients over radiation fears.

England relaxes rules for US, EU visitors

England will allow fully vaccinated visitors from the European Union and United States to arrive without needing to quarantine from next week, in a huge and long-awaited boost for airlines and travel companies. This report produced by Freddie Joyner.

England will allow fully vaccinated visitors from the European Union and United States to arrive without needing to quarantine from next week, in a huge and long-awaited boost for airlines and travel companies. This report produced by Freddie Joyner.

DOJ won't defend GOP Rep. Brooks in Jan 6 lawsuit

The U.S. Justice Department in a court filing on Tuesday declined to defend Republican congressman Mo Brooks in a lawsuit that alleges he conspired to instigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

The U.S. Justice Department in a court filing on Tuesday declined to defend Republican congressman Mo Brooks in a lawsuit that alleges he conspired to instigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

Coronavirus in numbers: UK cases rise by 27,734

As of 9am on Wednesday, there had been a further 27,734 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK, the Government said - the first time cases have increased in a week. A further 91 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as o...

As of 9am on Wednesday, there had been a further 27,734 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK, the Government said - the first time cases have increased in a week. A further 91 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as o...

Taliban meet Chinese officials as U.S. withdraws

Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi met with representatives of the Afghan Taliban on Wednesday in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin, China's foreign ministry said during a media briefing on Wednesday.

Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi met with representatives of the Afghan Taliban on Wednesday in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin, China's foreign ministry said during a media briefing on Wednesday.

McConnell bemoans Covid-19 vaccine misinformation

[NFA] Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told Reuters he blamed 'bad advice' for the low level of Covid-19 vaccination in the U.S. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

[NFA] Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told Reuters he blamed 'bad advice' for the low level of Covid-19 vaccination in the U.S. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

England to scrap quarantine for fully jabbed EU and US visitors

England is to allow US and EU travellers who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus to enter without the need to quarantine. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced that the new rules will be in place from 4am on Monday August 2. The Cabine...

England is to allow US and EU travellers who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus to enter without the need to quarantine. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced that the new rules will be in place from 4am on Monday August 2. The Cabine...

N.Korea's Covid lockdown is harsh as war: Kim

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un says that prolonged lockdowns to prevent coronavirus has forced the country to face hardships "no less harsh" than a wartime situation.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un says that prolonged lockdowns to prevent coronavirus has forced the country to face hardships "no less harsh" than a wartime situation.

Afghan refugees struggling to reach Turkey through Iran

The conflict in Afghanistan is driving large numbers to make a perilous journey to Europe for safety and shelter.

The conflict in Afghanistan is driving large numbers to make a perilous journey to Europe for safety and shelter.

Boris Johnson struggles with umbrella at police memorial unveiling

Prime Minister Boris Johnson struggles with an umbrella while attending the dedication of the UK Police Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, to the amusement of the Prince of Wales and Home Secretary Priti Patel.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson struggles with an umbrella while attending the dedication of the UK Police Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, to the amusement of the Prince of Wales and Home Secretary Priti Patel.

Turkey builds wall to stop Afghan influx

Turkey is building a wall along a 40-mile stretch of the Iranian border in the eastern province of Van, where many migrants cross. Soraya Ali has more.

Turkey is building a wall along a 40-mile stretch of the Iranian border in the eastern province of Van, where many migrants cross. Soraya Ali has more.

Vatican fraud trial adjourned until October

Cardinal Angelo Becciu said on Tuesday he wanted to comply with the wishes of Pope Francis as he attended the opening of a trial in which he stands accused along with nine others of financial crimes.

Cardinal Angelo Becciu said on Tuesday he wanted to comply with the wishes of Pope Francis as he attended the opening of a trial in which he stands accused along with nine others of financial crimes.

'Getting jabs will help, not hinder you', says Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tells LBC's Nick Ferrari that getting jabbed "will help you, not hinder you" for travel and mass events as England moves out of lockdown.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tells LBC's Nick Ferrari that getting jabbed "will help you, not hinder you" for travel and mass events as England moves out of lockdown.

Ivory Coast leader Ouattara meets rival, says crisis ‘behind us’

Alassane Ouattara met former President Laurent Gbagbo a decade after Ivory Coast’s deadly post-electoral violence that killed more than 3,000 people.

Alassane Ouattara met former President Laurent Gbagbo a decade after Ivory Coast’s deadly post-electoral violence that killed more than 3,000 people.

Sydney adds another four weeks of lockdown

Australia's biggest city, Sydney, extended a lockdown by four weeks on Wednesday after an already protracted stay-at-home order failed to douse a COVID-19 outbreak, with authorities warning of tougher policing to stamp out non-compliance.

Australia's biggest city, Sydney, extended a lockdown by four weeks on Wednesday after an already protracted stay-at-home order failed to douse a COVID-19 outbreak, with authorities warning of tougher policing to stamp out non-compliance.

Gold Coast British bulldog a surfing natural

A Queensland pup prodigy has taken the title of the Gold Coast's newest sporting idol, doing it all from the back of his longboard.

A Queensland pup prodigy has taken the title of the Gold Coast's newest sporting idol, doing it all from the back of his longboard.

Police officers break down in US Capitol hearing

Police officers have broken down as they described the terror of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.

Police officers have broken down as they described the terror of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.

‘Grabbed, beaten, tased’: Police testify in US Capitol riot probe

Officers recount the January 6 riot at the first hearing of a US House special committee investigating the insurrection.

Officers recount the January 6 riot at the first hearing of a US House special committee investigating the insurrection.

North, South Korea in talks over summit - sources

North and South Korea are in talks to reopen a joint liaison office that Pyongyang demolished last year and hold a summit, three South Korean government sources with knowledge of the matter said.

North and South Korea are in talks to reopen a joint liaison office that Pyongyang demolished last year and hold a summit, three South Korean government sources with knowledge of the matter said.

Travellers fully vaccinated in EU or US no longer have to isolate when entering England, Scotland

The UK Government says the rule change will help reunite family and friends separated by the pandemic.

The UK Government says the rule change will help reunite family and friends separated by the pandemic.

Boris Johnson: Police are 'indispensable' part of society

Boris Johnson said police are an "indispensable" part of society, and said it was right they were being afforded a national memorial.

Boris Johnson said police are an "indispensable" part of society, and said it was right they were being afforded a national memorial.

Simone Biles withdraws from individual all-around

Simone Biles withdrew from the individual all-around competition on Wednesday, a day after shocking the world by pulling out of the team all-around event in the Tokyo Olympics, USA Gymnastics said in a statement on Twitter on Wednesday.

Simone Biles withdrew from the individual all-around competition on Wednesday, a day after shocking the world by pulling out of the team all-around event in the Tokyo Olympics, USA Gymnastics said in a statement on Twitter on Wednesday.

Deadly landslides, flooding hit Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

Thousands of refugees relocated after monsoon rains trigger landslides and flash floods in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar.

Thousands of refugees relocated after monsoon rains trigger landslides and flash floods in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar.

Female athletes push for more 'inclusive' clothing

Female Olympic athletes around the world and in different sports are pushing for their clothing to become more inclusive and less sexualised.

Female Olympic athletes around the world and in different sports are pushing for their clothing to become more inclusive and less sexualised.

Lifeboat crews' role in migrant rescues is humanitarian work - RNLI boss

The head of the RNLI has defended lifeboat crews for helping during the migrant crisis, saying "decent people" deem it "humanitarian work of the highest order". Mark Dowie, RNLI chief executive, took the unusual step of commenting on the sea char...

The head of the RNLI has defended lifeboat crews for helping during the migrant crisis, saying "decent people" deem it "humanitarian work of the highest order". Mark Dowie, RNLI chief executive, took the unusual step of commenting on the sea char...

Cyber attacks could cause 'real shooting war' -Biden

President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned that if the United States ended up in a "real shooting war" with a "major power" it could be the result of a significant cyber attack on the country, highlighting what Washington sees as growing threats posed by

President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned that if the United States ended up in a "real shooting war" with a "major power" it could be the result of a significant cyber attack on the country, highlighting what Washington sees as growing threats posed by

Mystery case of Covid-19 emerges in Victoria as lockdown lifts

A mystery case of Covid-19 has emerged in Victoria on the first day of lockdown lifting in the state.

A mystery case of Covid-19 has emerged in Victoria on the first day of lockdown lifting in the state.

Is Bitcoin mining bad for the environment?

US President Joe Biden has pledged to invest billions in clean energy production to drastically cut America's greenhouse gas emissions. But such efforts are being undermined by an unexpected problem: Bitcoin mining with fossil fuels.

US President Joe Biden has pledged to invest billions in clean energy production to drastically cut America's greenhouse gas emissions. But such efforts are being undermined by an unexpected problem: Bitcoin mining with fossil fuels.

Pentagon's UFO report 'supports' Oumuamua alien theory

There's been a lot of talk about UFOs being treated as a reality lately. Congress even ordered a special Pentagon team to deliver an unclassified report on UFOs before the end of June.

There's been a lot of talk about UFOs being treated as a reality lately. Congress even ordered a special Pentagon team to deliver an unclassified report on UFOs before the end of June.

Greater Sydney lockdown extended for another four weeks

Wednesday July 28: NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has confirmed Greater Sydney's lockdown will be extended by another four weeks as the state recorded 177 new local COVID-19 cases.

Wednesday July 28: NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has confirmed Greater Sydney's lockdown will be extended by another four weeks as the state recorded 177 new local COVID-19 cases.

Queensland records one new local Covid-19 case

Wednesday July28: Queensland has recorded one new locally acquired Covid-19 cases and 19 cases acquired overseas.

Wednesday July28: Queensland has recorded one new locally acquired Covid-19 cases and 19 cases acquired overseas.

Man washes up on Florida beach in giant hamster wheel

A Florida man trying to reach New York in a giant hamster wheel ran into trouble getting stuck on a local beach

A Florida man trying to reach New York in a giant hamster wheel ran into trouble getting stuck on a local beach

Critical call for black people to donate blood as 16,000 new donors urgently needed

The sister of a teenager with sickle cell disease has overcome her fear of needles and donated blood for the first time to help others like her brother who lives with the devastating impact of the blood disorder. Zenith Seyi-Abiodun, 18, says s...

The sister of a teenager with sickle cell disease has overcome her fear of needles and donated blood for the first time to help others like her brother who lives with the devastating impact of the blood disorder. Zenith Seyi-Abiodun, 18, says s...

Lights go down on live theatre performance for first time in 16 months

Theatre lovers in Belfast have been treated to a live performance for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Only 90 minutes after Stormont regulations formally changed to permit theatres to reopen, the lights went down at the Lyric Theat...

Theatre lovers in Belfast have been treated to a live performance for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Only 90 minutes after Stormont regulations formally changed to permit theatres to reopen, the lights went down at the Lyric Theat...

'Reverse extinction' for Norfolk frog

Interview with Jim Foster, conservation director of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. A type of frog extinct in England since the mid-1990s has been reintroduced to its former home, after animals were flown in from Sweden and established at a s...

Interview with Jim Foster, conservation director of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. A type of frog extinct in England since the mid-1990s has been reintroduced to its former home, after animals were flown in from Sweden and established at a s...

Emotional scenes on first day of January 6, US Capitol riots hearing

Police officers gave evidence about the racial abuse and violence they faced.

Police officers gave evidence about the racial abuse and violence they faced.

Could Tunisia fall under a new dictatorship?

Warnings of authoritarianism after President sacked ministers and froze parliament.

Warnings of authoritarianism after President sacked ministers and froze parliament.

Chinese diplomats furious over media photo of country's weightlifting gold-medalist

Chinese diplomats are furious over a photo that Reuters used in a report about the country's weightlifting gold-medalist.

Chinese diplomats are furious over a photo that Reuters used in a report about the country's weightlifting gold-medalist.

Sri Lanka economy struggling amid tourism industry collapse

Its economy was already struggling before the pandemic, but lockdown measures and border closures have caused the vital tourism industry to collapse.

Its economy was already struggling before the pandemic, but lockdown measures and border closures have caused the vital tourism industry to collapse.

UNESCO sites increasingly under threat despite status

For most countries, having a spot on the World Heritage List gives natural and cultural site protection.

For most countries, having a spot on the World Heritage List gives natural and cultural site protection.

First person charged under Hong Kong security law found guilty

The first person to be charged under Hong Kong's national security law has been found guilty in what is being seen as a landmark ruling.

The first person to be charged under Hong Kong's national security law has been found guilty in what is being seen as a landmark ruling.

What led to Tunisia's political crisis?

President Kais Saied's freezing of Parliament had followed mass protests with much of the anger directed at the Ennahdha party for its handling of the economy and a raging pandemic.

President Kais Saied's freezing of Parliament had followed mass protests with much of the anger directed at the Ennahdha party for its handling of the economy and a raging pandemic.

Lebanese couple haunted by blast on wedding day

Lebanese couple Israa Seblani and Ahmad Subeih do not even have a photograph of their wedding day on display as the memories are so painful. They got married on August 4, 2020, the same day as the Beirut blast.

Lebanese couple Israa Seblani and Ahmad Subeih do not even have a photograph of their wedding day on display as the memories are so painful. They got married on August 4, 2020, the same day as the Beirut blast.

Tunisian president replies to coup critiques: 'I have followed the constitution'

Tunisian President Kais Saied responded to critics who called his actions a coup on Monday by telling them to "review your constitutional lessons."

Tunisian President Kais Saied responded to critics who called his actions a coup on Monday by telling them to "review your constitutional lessons."

GA man pleads guilty to four murders in spa shootings

[NFA] 22-year-old Robert Aaron Long pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the shooting deaths of four people killed in attacks on Atlanta-area spas in March that ended the life of eight people, six of them women of Asian descent. Colette Luke has more.

[NFA] 22-year-old Robert Aaron Long pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the shooting deaths of four people killed in attacks on Atlanta-area spas in March that ended the life of eight people, six of them women of Asian descent. Colette Luke has more.

Cops recount horrors of US Capitol riot

[NFA] A Congressional hearing into the January 6 Capitol riot heard its first witnesses as four police officers described battling a mob of Trump supporters intent on stopping Congress from certifying the 2020 election results. This report produced b

[NFA] A Congressional hearing into the January 6 Capitol riot heard its first witnesses as four police officers described battling a mob of Trump supporters intent on stopping Congress from certifying the 2020 election results. This report produced b

Damning report exposes horror of Lambeth children's homes going back decades

Council staff "put vulnerable children in the path" of sex offenders, who infiltrated children's homes and foster care, with "devastating, lifelong consequences for their victims", a damning report into decades of abuse has found. Employees in th...

Council staff "put vulnerable children in the path" of sex offenders, who infiltrated children's homes and foster care, with "devastating, lifelong consequences for their victims", a damning report into decades of abuse has found. Employees in th...

Citing ‘pressure,’ Osaka fizzles out at Olympics

Naomi Osaka, Japan's great hope for tennis gold, lost in the third round of the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, saying she had not known how to cope with the pressure of the occasion. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

Naomi Osaka, Japan's great hope for tennis gold, lost in the third round of the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, saying she had not known how to cope with the pressure of the occasion. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

UK welcomes drop in Covid-19 infections

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that it was important that people did not draw premature conclusions about several days of better Covid case data and urged the public to remain cautious.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that it was important that people did not draw premature conclusions about several days of better Covid case data and urged the public to remain cautious.

I was not responsible for blood products as minister, Lord Clarke says

Lord Clarke tells the Infected Blood Inquiry he was "not responsible" for blood products during his time as health minister in the early days of the infected blood scandal. Lord Clarke, who was a health minister from 1982 to 1985, said the emergi...

Lord Clarke tells the Infected Blood Inquiry he was "not responsible" for blood products during his time as health minister in the early days of the infected blood scandal. Lord Clarke, who was a health minister from 1982 to 1985, said the emergi...

Coronavirus in numbers: 23,511 Covid-19 cases reported in UK

As of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 23,511 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK, the Government said, meaning daily reported cases have fallen for a seventh day in a row. A further 131 people had died within 28 days of testing positi...

As of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 23,511 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK, the Government said, meaning daily reported cases have fallen for a seventh day in a row. A further 131 people had died within 28 days of testing positi...

Olympics: Biles ends event, citing mental health

Gymnast Simone Biles' bid for a record six gold medals ended abruptly on Tuesday when she pulled out of a team event. Russia's gymnastics team went on to carry the gold.

Gymnast Simone Biles' bid for a record six gold medals ended abruptly on Tuesday when she pulled out of a team event. Russia's gymnastics team went on to carry the gold.

Chicago mayor defends granting interviews only to reporters of color

Chicago mayor defends granting interviews only to reporters of color

Chicago mayor defends granting interviews only to reporters of color

Vaccine refusers could be barred from events, says Michael Gove

Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove has branded those who refuse a vaccine "selfish" and warned they will be barred from some events. The UK Government is mulling the use of vaccine passports for some large scale events such as football matches,...

Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove has branded those who refuse a vaccine "selfish" and warned they will be barred from some events. The UK Government is mulling the use of vaccine passports for some large scale events such as football matches,...

Irish Government relax wedding restrictions as brides protest outside

The Irish government has said that from August 5, 100 people will be able to attend wedding ceremonies and receptions.

The Irish government has said that from August 5, 100 people will be able to attend wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Hong Kong Olympic gold medallist’s coach ‘can’t be more proud of’ fencer Edgar Cheung

Newly crowned Olympic gold medallist Edgar Cheung Ka-long is finally getting the recognition he deserves. The unassuming 24-year-old became a household name overnight after beating the defending Olympic

Newly crowned Olympic gold medallist Edgar Cheung Ka-long is finally getting the recognition he deserves. The unassuming 24-year-old became a household name overnight after beating the defending Olympic

Boris Johnson discusses dog's 'romantic urges' on police visit

Boris Johnson has expressed concern about the amorous activities of his rescue dog Dilyn. The Prime Minister complained about his pet exercising his romantic urges "on people's legs" in Downing Street. Mr Johnson was speaking to police dog handl...

Boris Johnson has expressed concern about the amorous activities of his rescue dog Dilyn. The Prime Minister complained about his pet exercising his romantic urges "on people's legs" in Downing Street. Mr Johnson was speaking to police dog handl...

PM wants 'chain gangs in hi-vis' to tackle anti-social behaviour

Boris Johnson wants 'fluorescent-jacketed chain gangs' to punish anti-social behaviour. The Prime Minister made the comments on a visit to Surrey Police headquarters. He also backed the use of controversial Stop and Search powers.

Boris Johnson wants 'fluorescent-jacketed chain gangs' to punish anti-social behaviour. The Prime Minister made the comments on a visit to Surrey Police headquarters. He also backed the use of controversial Stop and Search powers.

PM warns against drawing 'premature conclusions' from falling case numbers

The Prime Minister has urged people not to draw "premature conclusions" from the declining coronavirus case numbers in the UK. The Prime Minister told reporters during a visit to Surrey Police HQ in Guildford: "I've noticed, obviously, that we ar...

The Prime Minister has urged people not to draw "premature conclusions" from the declining coronavirus case numbers in the UK. The Prime Minister told reporters during a visit to Surrey Police HQ in Guildford: "I've noticed, obviously, that we ar...

Drone footage show dozens of migrant dinghies stacked up in Dover compound

Dozens of assorted dinghies used by migrants to make the perilous trip across the English Channel are lying in storage in Dover.

Dozens of assorted dinghies used by migrants to make the perilous trip across the English Channel are lying in storage in Dover.

Sudan floods: More than 2,000 people displaced

Officials say at least 10,000 people have been affected and more than 2,000 have been displaced, as floods devastate the eastern state of Gadarif.

Officials say at least 10,000 people have been affected and more than 2,000 have been displaced, as floods devastate the eastern state of Gadarif.

Dozens more migrants arrive in Canary Islands

Spain's coast guard rescued 54 migrants off the Canary Islands on Monday night and transported them to Gran Canaria.

Spain's coast guard rescued 54 migrants off the Canary Islands on Monday night and transported them to Gran Canaria.

Covid-19 Delta surge in US leads to new restrictions, jab push

Officials are growing more worried about the current rise in infections and are blaming the unvaccinated for the spike.

Officials are growing more worried about the current rise in infections and are blaming the unvaccinated for the spike.

Guilty verdict in HK's first national security trial

The first person charged under Hong Kong's national security law was found guilty on Tuesday of terrorism and inciting secession in a landmark case with long-term implications for how the legislation reshapes the city's common law traditions.

The first person charged under Hong Kong's national security law was found guilty on Tuesday of terrorism and inciting secession in a landmark case with long-term implications for how the legislation reshapes the city's common law traditions.

South Australia's lockdown to lift

South Australia will exit lockdown at midnight after no new cases of COVID-19 were identified.

South Australia will exit lockdown at midnight after no new cases of COVID-19 were identified.

UK to sail its largest warship through a tense South China Sea

It is Britain's largest and most powerful warship - but why is the HMS Elizabeth heading to the South China Sea?

It is Britain's largest and most powerful warship - but why is the HMS Elizabeth heading to the South China Sea?

Mystery Queensland Covid case 'no longer a risk to community'

Queensland has recorded no new coronavirus cases overnight as the state's Chief Health Officer confirmed a local case reported yesterday is directly linked to another guest who was staying at the same hotel.

Queensland has recorded no new coronavirus cases overnight as the state's Chief Health Officer confirmed a local case reported yesterday is directly linked to another guest who was staying at the same hotel.

Sydney removalists avoid charges

The Sydney removalists who brought the Delta strain of COVID-19 into Victoria will not be charged for any breaches of health orders.

The Sydney removalists who brought the Delta strain of COVID-19 into Victoria will not be charged for any breaches of health orders.

Olympics village reports seven new Covid-19 cases

Tokyo Olympics organisers on Tuesday reported seven new Games-related Covid-19 cases, including two athletes.

Tokyo Olympics organisers on Tuesday reported seven new Games-related Covid-19 cases, including two athletes.

North, South Korea restore hotline

South and North Korea have restored their once-severed hotlines as part of efforts by the two countries' leaders to rebuild strained ties, Seoul's presidential Blue House said on Tuesday.

South and North Korea have restored their once-severed hotlines as part of efforts by the two countries' leaders to rebuild strained ties, Seoul's presidential Blue House said on Tuesday.

Sydney’s Covid-19 lockdown may be extended by four weeks

It comes after New South Wales recorded 172 cases of the virus yesterday.

It comes after New South Wales recorded 172 cases of the virus yesterday.

At least one person dead after explosion at chemical plant in Germany

The explosion sent plumes of black smoke over the western city of Leverkusen.

The explosion sent plumes of black smoke over the western city of Leverkusen.

Samoa’s first new government in nearly 40 years has cabinet meeting

The country went to the polls in April.

The country went to the polls in April.

Inside the US military's doomsday plane

The Boeing E-4 Advanced Airborne Command Post is capable of surviving a nuclear blast

The Boeing E-4 Advanced Airborne Command Post is capable of surviving a nuclear blast

South Australia's lockdown to end after no new COVID-19 cases

Tuesday, 27 July: South Australian Premier Steven Marshall says the state's lockdown will end at midnight tonight after no new COVID-19 cases were recorded.

Tuesday, 27 July: South Australian Premier Steven Marshall says the state's lockdown will end at midnight tonight after no new COVID-19 cases were recorded.

Victoria to lift lockdown

Tuesday 27 July: Victoria's lockdown will lift at 11:59pm tonight with new restrictions in place across the state.

Tuesday 27 July: Victoria's lockdown will lift at 11:59pm tonight with new restrictions in place across the state.

NSW records 172 new local COVID-19 cases as virus spreads to new suburbs

Tuesday 27th July: NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced 172 new local cases of COVID-19 recorded after more than 85,000 tests.

Tuesday 27th July: NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced 172 new local cases of COVID-19 recorded after more than 85,000 tests.

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