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Women on flight from Qatar to Australia reportedly searched on tarmac after premature baby found in Doha airport bathroom - ABC News

Women on flight from Qatar to Australia reportedly searched on tarmac after premature baby found in Doha airport bathroom - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelThe Australian Government has registered "serious concerns" with Qatar after women on board a flight from Doha to Sydney were subjected to an invasive internal examination. earlier this month. It is not known if the baby is still alive.Airline staff then reportedly took matters into their own hands. Women on board a flight that was bound for Sydney, including 13 Australians, were detained and forced to undergo an examination in an ambulance parked on the tarmac.The women were required to take off their underwear for the...

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NSW records third consecutive day with no locally transmitted coronavirus cases - ABC News

NSW records third consecutive day with no locally transmitted coronavirus cases - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelNSW has reported no new locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 for the third day in a row. In another day of positive news for the state, community cases are absent despite concerns earlier this week over clusters in Western Sydney.Seven new cases were reported in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine.NSW Health said 12,465 tests were done in the 24 hours to 8:00pm last night. The testing rate is about the same level with the previous period, in which 12,890 tests were carried out.Over the week, the state recorded no...

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Mike Pence's closest aide tests positive for coronavirus but Vice-President to continue campaigning - ABC News

Mike Pence's closest aide tests positive for coronavirus but Vice-President to continue campaigning - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelUS Vice-President Mike Pence's chief of staff has tested positive for the coronavirus.Mr Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, both tested negative for the virus on Saturday and remain in good health, spokesman Devin O'Malley said.Marc Short is Mr Pence's closest aide and the Vice-President is considered a "close contact" under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.But Mr Pence' spokesman said the Vice-President intended to continue with his election campaign schedule."In consultation with the White House...

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All of South Australia's power comes from solar panels in world first for major jurisdiction - ABC News

All of South Australia's power comes from solar panels in world first for major jurisdiction - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelSouth Australia's renewable energy boom has achieved a global milestone. The state has become the first major jurisdiction in the world to be powered entirely by solar energy. For just over an hour on Sunday, October 11, 100 per cent of energy demand was met by solar panels alone."This is truly a phenomenon in the global energy landscape," Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) chief executive Audrey Zibelman said."Never before has a jurisdiction the size of South Australia been completely run by solar power, with...

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AFL grand final Richmond v Geelong blog: Tigers thump Cats by 31 points at the Gabba - ABC News

AFL grand final Richmond v Geelong blog: Tigers thump Cats by 31 points at the Gabba - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelDustin Martin and Richmond show no mercy to romp to a 31-point win over Geelong in the AFL grand final at the Gabba.Look back at how the action unfolded in our live blog.By James MaasdorpBy James Maasdorp I think we'll leave it there. Glory for the Tigers (again), a matter of what-ifs for Geelong. I pass on my thanks from Dean Bilton for sticking through his (excellent) commentary throughout. Regulars of the cricket blog will be glad to see that the SCOREBOARS ARE BACK, and regulars of the coronavirus blogs will no...

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Bangladesh faces a silent rape crisis despite recent Government approval of death penalty for sex crimes - ABC News

Bangladesh faces a silent rape crisis despite recent Government approval of death penalty for sex crimes - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelBangladesh has recently lifted the lid off one of its darkest secrets — its silent rape crisis. As sexual assault and rape cases surged over the past few months, Bangladeshi people could no longer stay silent.This month, thousands took to the streets in protest, calling for authorities to take action.According to Ain-o-Salish Kendra (ASK), a local human rights organisation, 975 women rape cases were recorded between January to September, including 208 gang rapes.More than 630 rape cases took place between April and...

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Chinese Australians share personal stories of gambling harm and their road to recovery - ABC News

Chinese Australians share personal stories of gambling harm and their road to recovery - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelLike many Chinese children, Paul grew up watching his family play cards and mahjong at social gatherings.His parents would clear the table after a meal and lay out the mahjong set, a strategic Chinese multiplayer game involving tiles engraved with Chinese characters and symbols."The adults had their table, and then the kids had their own table as well," said the Melburnian, who only wants to be known by his first name."I was playing with my cousins and other family friends [and betting] like 5 and 10 cent...

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ASIC chair James Shipton steps aside pending outcome of investigation into $118,000 tax advice bill - ABC News

ASIC chair James Shipton steps aside pending outcome of investigation into $118,000 tax advice bill - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelThe chair of Australia's corporate watchdog ASIC will step aside after it was revealed the organisation paid more than $118,000 for him to receive personal tax advice.James Shipton has agreed to repay the money for the advice, which he received after he relocated to Australia from the United States to head up ASIC in 2018.In a statement, Mr Shipton said he had told Treasurer Josh Frydenberg he would stand aside pending the outcome of an independent investigation into the matter, commissioned by the Federal Government,...

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Donald Trump says COVID-19 is 'going away'— the numbers tell a different story - ABC News

Donald Trump says COVID-19 is 'going away'— the numbers tell a different story - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelJust hours after US President Donald Trump claimed his country was "rounding the corner" on COVID-19 during the final presidential debate, new figures have emerged contradicting the US leader's view of pandemic.The number of new COVID-19 cases reported in the US on Thursday was the second highest on record, coming in just short of a midsummer peak, according to a Reuters analysis.With 76,195 new cases on Thursday, the news agency said the United States was approaching its one-day record high of 77,299 new cases on July...

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US election 2020 will see greatest number of Latino voters ever — and they could decide key swing states - ABC News

US election 2020 will see greatest number of Latino voters ever — and they could decide key swing states - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelAfter a Sunday service at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart Church in Washington DC, Laura Hernandez stops to talk about politics.Her first instinct is to explain that "even though sometimes they want us to be quiet", we should not be afraid to talk about our beliefs.Ms Hernandez speaks with conviction when she explains why she is supporting Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden."Joe Biden is more fair and has more humanity than Trump," she said."Trump is creating more hate in people."The 10:00am service is in...

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China's Communist Party knows how to quell a restive population — but what about its environment? - ABC News

China's Communist Party knows how to quell a restive population — but what about its environment? - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelIt's often said that China's rise will present one of the world's greatest security challenges this century.While China has promised the world a peaceful rise, its , fast-growing military, and territorial claim to most of the suggest otherwise. But there's another, less understood consequence of China's rise — and that's to do with the enormous scale of its emissions.Richard Smith, an author and US-based expert in Chinese history and economics, said China's rising emissions — constituting nearly a third of the global...

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Video shows SAS soldiers discussing a fellow operator apparently killing a 'compliant' prisoner in Afghanistan - ABC News

Video shows SAS soldiers discussing a fellow operator apparently killing a 'compliant' prisoner in Afghanistan - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelVideo footage obtained by ABC Investigations shows members of an SAS patrol in Afghanistan talking about the apparent execution of a "totally compliant" prisoner by one of their comrades.The patrol commander describes the incident as "f***ing bullshit"."I'm not happy with it," he says in the footage.The metadata of the footage, taken from the helmet camera of one of the SAS soldiers, reveals the conversation took place a day after an operation in the village of Shina in Uruzgan Province in mid-May 2012.During that raid,...

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National Cabinet lifts international passenger caps, developing plan for alternative to coronavirus hotel quarantine - ABC News

National Cabinet lifts international passenger caps, developing plan for alternative to coronavirus hotel quarantine - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelAnother 300 people a week will be allowed to come back to Australia as National Cabinet lifts international passenger caps and flags it will look to develop a plan for alternative arrangements to hotel quarantine.Western Australia will accept an extra 140 people a week, and Queensland an extra 150, meaning the international weekly cap will increase from 6,000 to 6,290.That is on top of the 500 people a fortnight who are being flown to Darwin on repatriation flights from London, India and Johannesburg, .Prime Minister...

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Police arrest demonstrators at Melbourne protest against Victoria's coronavirus lockdown restrictions - ABC News

Police arrest demonstrators at Melbourne protest against Victoria's coronavirus lockdown restrictions - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelHundreds of protesters calling for an end to Victoria's coronavirus lockdown have clashed with police in Melbourne.Police have used pepper spray during scuffles with some of the demonstrators — many of whom refused to wear masks — at the Shrine of Remembrance.Several people were arrested.About 200 to 300 people were estimated to have attended the rally, making it one of the larger events of its kind over the past few months against Premier Daniel Andrews's tough measures to control COVID-19 infections.Protesters in the...

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Streaming service Quibi is shutting down six months after launch. What went wrong? - ABC News

Streaming service Quibi is shutting down six months after launch. What went wrong? - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelJust six months after it launched, short-video app Quibi is shutting down after struggling to find customers.But for a platform that raised more than $2.4 billion from investors — including Disney, NBC Universal and Viacom — and that managed to hook big names such as Steven Spielberg, Liam Hemsworth and Chrissy Teigen, what went wrong? Let's take a look.Quibi (pronounced KWHI-BEE and short for "quick bites") was a including movies and series to watch on your smartphone.Episodes and films were only 10 minutes long and...

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US marine says Australian special forces soldiers made 'deliberate decision to break the rules of war' - ABC News

US marine says Australian special forces soldiers made 'deliberate decision to break the rules of war' - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelA United States Marine Corps (USMC) helicopter crew chief says Australian special forces shot and killed a bound Afghan prisoner after being told he would not fit on the US aircraft coming to pick them up.Josh* flew 159 combat missions for the USMC's Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469 (HMLA-469).He has allowed the ABC to publish pictures of him but has asked that we don't use his real name because he fears retribution.He has told ABC Investigations he was a door gunner providing aerial covering fire for the Australian...

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Joe Biden and Hunter Biden have been accused of corruption, but there's good reason to be sceptical - ABC News

Joe Biden and Hunter Biden have been accused of corruption, but there's good reason to be sceptical - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelSomething incredibly unusual has been happening this week — Australian news outlets have been getting global-first scoops on US presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.As American media outlets wrestle with whether or not to publish information being provided by the President's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon, Sky News Australia, The Daily Telegraph and the Australian have happily broadcast and published their thoughts.Despite , they are running big...

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Vladimir Putin signals deepening ties between Moscow and Beijing, with Russia-China military alliance 'quite possible' - ABC News

Vladimir Putin signals deepening ties between Moscow and Beijing, with Russia-China military alliance 'quite possible' - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelRussian President Vladimir Putin says there is no need for a Russia-China military alliance now, but notes it could be forged in the future. Mr Putin, speaking at the annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club via video conference on Thursday, signalled deepening ties between Moscow and Beijing amid growing tensions in their relations with the United States. When asked during the conference if a military union between Moscow and Beijing was possible, Mr Putin replied that "we don't need it, but, theoretically, it's...

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Saltwater crocodile retrieved from Queensland residence after fisherman took it home from local dam - ABC News

Saltwater crocodile retrieved from Queensland residence after fisherman took it home from local dam - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelCrocodile sightings are not unusual in north Queensland waterways, but most people don't take a 'salty' home as a souvenir.The Environment Department is investigating a fisherman after he caught a crocodile in a north Queensland dam and took it home. The Department of Environment and Science (DES) says the man was night-fishing in his boat in the Peter Faust dam near Proserpine on Saturday, when he spotted the 1.7-metre saltwater crocodile. In what might have been a snap decision, the man caught the reptile and took it...

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Newcastle Waters Station in Northern Territory earmarked for world's biggest solar farm - ABC News

Newcastle Waters Station in Northern Territory earmarked for world's biggest solar farm - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelThe iconic Newcastle Waters Station in the Northern Territory — once owned by Kerry Packer — has been revealed as the proposed location for the world's largest solar farm.Sun Cable has told ABC Rural that it requires 12,000 hectares of the station to build a 10-gigawatt solar farm that would supply energy to Singapore via a 4,500-kilometre undersea cable.The $20 billion project has the backing of tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes, as well as resources billionaire Andrew Forrest, and earlier this year it Sun Cable has...

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The desperate search across Central America, Mexico for parents separated from their children and why hundreds are yet to be found - ABC News

The desperate search across Central America, Mexico for parents separated from their children and why hundreds are yet to be found - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelThe parents of 545 children who were separated at the United States-Mexico border in 2017 have still not been found, despite a court order for families to be reunited and a desperate search across Latin America.Trump administration immigration policies saw families torn apart in 2017 and 2018 when more than 1,000 children were allowed to stay in the US while their parents were sent back to their home countries. After the US stopped the practice, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued the Government and a court...

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Marriage equality opponent David van Gend among frontrunners for Groom LNP preselection - ABC News

Marriage equality opponent David van Gend among frontrunners for Groom LNP preselection - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelAn outspoken opponent of marriage equality, homosexuality and abortion is one of the favourites for LNP preselection for the blue-ribbon federal seat of Groom on Queensland's Darling Downs. One of seven candidates will be chosen in a vote on Sunday for the electorate based around the city of Toowoomba following last month's resignation of sitting MP John McVeigh. The ABC understands local GP David van Gend, Toowoomba councillor Rebecca Vonhoff and former Wellcamp Airport manager Sara Hales are among the frontrunners....

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Why would Iran interfere with the US election? Here are three potential motives - ABC News

Why would Iran interfere with the US election? Here are three potential motives - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelFour years after the US was hit with the most sophisticated cyberattack on an election in history, it appears their adversaries are at it again.Following years of speculation that Russia and Iran were planning some sort of cyber attack on the 2020 US Presidential election, the US intelligence community has confirmed one is underway."We have identified that two foreign actors, Iran and Russia, have taken specific actions to influence public opinion relating to our elections," announced Director of National Intelligence...

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Sex abuse royal commission finds Catholic church failed to act against Brisbane brother over abuse complaints - ABC News

Sex abuse royal commission finds Catholic church failed to act against Brisbane brother over abuse complaints - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelProtocols at a Brisbane private school put in place after several complaints against a Marist brother in the 1990s were "inadequate and ineffective", the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has found.Thomas Butler, known as Brother Patrick, had been teaching at Brisbane's Marist College Ashgrove for three years — after decades teaching in various schools in New South Wales — when Catholic church authorities were made aware of historical sexual abuse complaints against him.   A...

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Russia suspected of Cold War-style microwave attack on CIA agents in Australia - ABC News

Russia suspected of Cold War-style microwave attack on CIA agents in Australia - ABC News

Print contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelTwo agents from the United States' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) fear they were attacked with a sophisticated microwave weapon while visiting Australia late last year, as part of a global campaign by Russia targeting US officials.The CIA officials reported hearing ringing in their ears and feeling nauseous and dizzy, symptoms consistent with "Havana syndrome", first suffered by American diplomats serving in Cuba.According to a report in , mobile phone data revealed agents from Moscow's Federal Security Service (FSB)...

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