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Kamala Harris, Jen Psaki old tweets resurface after Joe Biden launches Syria air strikes

Kamala Harris, Jen Psaki old tweets resurface after Joe Biden launches Syria air strikes

Skip to:Old tweets from US Vice President Kamala Harris have resurfaced after air strikes against Syria were launched by US forces.Almost six years ago Tareq Alaows fled military conscription in Syria, and now he is running to win a seat in Germany's parliament. Adam Reed reports.Old tweets from US Vice President Kamala Harris and White House press secretary Jen Psaki have resurfaced after air strikes against Syria were launched by US forces on Thursday.US President ordered US military air strikes against facilities the Pentagon says are held by Iran-backed militia. Mr Biden’s...

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Armenia threatened by ‘attempted coup’

Armenia threatened by ‘attempted coup’

Skip to:A country is on the brink of collapse after its military made moves to stage a “coup”, sparking chaos and protests in the capital.Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan leads supporters through the streets of the capital Yerevan, as marchers chant ‘Nikol Prime Minister!’Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan says the country is being threatened by “an attempted military coup” after the military demanded he resign.It comes as thousands of people flooded the streets in protest amid divisions over his handling of last year’s war with Azerbaijan.The army’s statement plunged the...

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Duke’s obituary accidentally published

Duke’s obituary accidentally published

Skip to:An Australian newspaper has seemingly hit publish prematurely on an obituary for Prince Philip while the royal is very much still alive.When the tragic day of Duke of Edinburgh’s death comes, the meticulously planned Operation Forth Bridge will swing into action.The Sydney Morning Herald was forced to quickly remove a pre-prepared obituary for Prince Philip seemingly published by accident on Monday afternoon.An article titled ‘Prince Philip Through the Years’ appeared in the paper’s obituary section at around 5pm, with it unclear whether a coincidental retrospective article was put...

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China did ‘little’ to investigate COVID

China did ‘little’ to investigate COVID

Skip to:Beijing has long insisted it was cooperating with efforts to trace the source of the COVID-19 pandemic. A new report suggests otherwise.China refused to give raw data on early COVID-19 cases to a World Health Organisation-led team probing the origins of the pandemic. Olivia Chan reports.In the months following the emergence of COVID-19 in China, authorities did “little” to try to find the source of the infection, a leaked World Health Organisation (WHO) document claims.The first cases of emerged in Wuhan, China in December 2019, with the virus soon moving to other countries across...

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Sunrise reporter ‘bitten’ by ‘zombie’

Sunrise reporter ‘bitten’ by ‘zombie’

Skip to:This is the bizarre moment a reporter was grabbed, jostled and “gnawed” by a woman dressed as a zombie during a live TV cross from Brisbane.Sunrise reporter was ‘gnawed’ by a moaning ‘zombie’ from the notorious Extinction Rebellion climate change protest group. Credit: SunriseA Sunrise reporter was subject to a bizarre attack from a protester dressed as a zombie from the Extinction Rebellion climate change protest group.Queensland correspondent Bianca Stone was approached from behind by the protester who grabbed, jostled and ‘gnawed’ at her arm during a live cross.Stone was covering...

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China’s sinister role in military coup

China’s sinister role in military coup

Skip to:They’re unregistered flights, taking off under cover of darkness, that China is “trying very hard to hide”. Now we might know why.Thousands of people took part in antimilitary protests in Yangon, Myanmar, on February 22, despite warnings and violence over the weekend in which two people were killed. Military officials issued a statement warning that protests could lead to "the loss of life,” Frontier Myanmar said. Protests in the city ended peacefully on Monday evening, according to its report. This footage shows a large crowd of protesters gathered at Yangon’s Hledan junction....

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Australian news coming back on Facebook

Australian news coming back on Facebook

Skip to:Facebook will lifts its news ban for Australian users and publishers, less than a week after making the shock decision.Facebook is set to restore access to Australian news content on its platform after the Morrison government announced it will introduce a number of technical amendments to its media bargaining code.Facebook will lift its news ban for Australian users and publishers, less than a week after making the shock decision. The ban –– meant Australian users could no longer view or share local articles, while international Facebook users were also restricted from seeing...

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Brain-swelling Nipah virus 75 times more deadly than Covid may be next pandemic

Brain-swelling Nipah virus 75 times more deadly than Covid may be next pandemic

Skip to:A brain-swelling disease 75 times more deadly than coronavirus could become the next pandemic killing millions, scientists have warned.Nipah virus is a deadly disease that can cause coma and death within two days. Symptoms include severe headaches, fever and disorientation.A brain-swelling disease 75 times more deadly than coronavirus could mutate to become the next pandemic killing millions, scientists have warned.Experts told the how a number of emerging diseases could trigger another global outbreak – and this time it could be “The Big One”.The fruit bat-borne virus Nipah is a...

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Feb 20
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Video: Heroic gran fights off alleged thief in carpark

Video: Heroic gran fights off alleged thief in carpark

Skip to:A Gold Coast grandmother has been captured on CCTV fighting off a man who allegedly stole her handbag while she celebrated her birthday. A Gold Coast grandmother celebrating her birthday has fought off a man who allegedly tried to steal her handbag.An alleged thief has met his match in a Gold Coast grandmother after he tried to take her handbag from a busy pub. In dramatic footage obtained by Sunrise, the woman, who was reportedly celebrating her birthday at the Pimpama Tavern in January this year, chases the 42-year-old man through the carpark.According to Sunrise, the man took the...

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Feb 21
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Fury over Israel vaccine joke on Saturday Night Live

Fury over Israel vaccine joke on Saturday Night Live

Skip to:A single-line joke about one nation’s COVID vaccination rollout on a Saturday Night Live parody news report has unleashed a wave of anger.In a parody of a news report, one of its actors joked that Israel has only been vaccinating its Jewish citizens.A quick-fire joke about Israel’s vaccination rollout on US comedy show Saturday Night Live has caused uproar and demands for an apology.In a parody of a news report, one of its actors joked that Israel – which has had the quickest rollout of any nation – has only been vaccinating its Jewish citizens.“Israel is reporting that they’ve...

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Joe Biden suggests China’s Uighur genocide is ‘different cultural norms’

Joe Biden suggests China’s Uighur genocide is ‘different cultural norms’

Mike Pompeo formally accused China of ‘genocide’ and ‘crimes against humanity,’ Psaki was asked whether Joe Biden agreed with that assessment.US President Joe Biden has appeared to downplay China’s genocide of Uighur Muslims, saying “culturally there are different norms” in every country.Mr Biden made the comments during a CNN town hall on Tuesday night, where he was asked by host Anderson Cooper about his recent conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping.In that conversation, the newly elected President over human rights abuses in Hong Kong and the northwestern Xinjiang province, where...

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Biden says Uighur genocide is ‘different cultural norms’

Biden says Uighur genocide is ‘different cultural norms’

Skip to:Joe Biden has given a “shameful”, “rambling” answer when questioned about China’s horrific human rights abuses.Foreign policy experts say the battle between the US and China over Taiwan has risen to a "top tier conflict" with fears mounting war could break out on Australia’s doorstep.US President Joe Biden has appeared to downplay China’s genocide of Uighur Muslims, saying “culturally there are different norms” in every country.Mr Biden made the comments during a CNN town hall on Tuesday night, where he was asked by host Anderson Cooper about his recent conversation with...

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ANU asks staff to adopt ‘gender-inclusive language’

ANU asks staff to adopt ‘gender-inclusive language’

Skip to:The country’s leading university has asked staff to adopt “gender-inclusive” parenting language such as “chestfeeding” and “human milk”.Staff at the Australian National University have been asked by academics to stop using the word ‘mother’ and instead replace it with ‘gestational parent’ while adding ‘father’ should be referred to as a ‘non-birthing parent’.Australia’s leading university has encouraged staff to use “parent-inclusive language”, such as “chestfeeding” instead of “breastfeeding” and “human milk” rather than “mother’s milk”.Similarly, the terms “mother” and “father”...

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Guest evacuated from quarantine hotel with garbage bag on head

Guest evacuated from quarantine hotel with garbage bag on head

Skip to:It’s been explained why a guest infected with COVID had a black garbage bag over their head while being evacuated from a flooded quarantine hotel.All remaining infected residents of Melbourne's Holiday Inn quarantine hotel will be transported to an alternative facility following claims by COVID-19 Quarantine Victoria rooms sustained water damage.The evacuation of coronavirus positive patients from a Melbourne quarantine hotel is expected to take at least two days to complete.The first patient was evacuated from the Holiday Inn in Melbourne’s CBD just before 10am on Tuesday after a...

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Melbourne plunged into five-day lockdown as Holiday Inn cases grow

Melbourne plunged into five-day lockdown as Holiday Inn cases grow

Skip to:Victoria has been plunged into lockdown for the third time after an outbreak of the UK mutant strain in a Melbourne quarantine hotel.Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says a hard five-day lockdown is essential to stopping community transmissionVictoria has been plunged into a third lockdown after a cluster of cases linked to the state’s hotel quarantine system grew to 13 overnight.Premier Daniel Andrews said the lockdown would last five days from 11.59pm tonight until the same time on Wednesday.Victorians will : essential supplies, care and caregiving and exercise and essential...

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Feb 11
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China’s warning over Olympic boycott plan

China’s warning over Olympic boycott plan

Skip to:The editor of a state-backed Chinese tabloid has shot out a warning to human rights groups rallying for a 2022 Olympic boycott.SA Senator Rex Patrick says Australians should stand up to China’s use of forced Uighur labour by boycotting the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.China has shot a clear warning at human rights groups rallying for countries to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics over human rights complaints.Editor of China’s propaganda mouthpiece The Hu Xijin warned that the government would “seriously sanction any country” that makes a statement against the superpower by...

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Microsoft comes to the rescue

Microsoft comes to the rescue

Skip to:Microsoft has given the federal government a major boost, pledging to soften the blow if Google carries out a threat to leave the Australian market. The world's biggest tech giants are threatening to remove all news content and reduce their services in Australia in a battle over a proposed new law.US tech giant Microsoft has promised to fill the void if Google carries out its threat to ditch Australia and has announced it backs the government’s media bargaining code.The development is welcome news for the federal government, which is embroiled in a stoush with Google and Facebook...

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Hunt for COVID-19’s missing ‘patient zero’

Hunt for COVID-19’s missing ‘patient zero’

Skip to:This is the only known photo of Huang Yanling, a researcher at the Wuhan Institute of Virology who disappeared after being named as “patient zero”.The World Health Organisation inspection team will undergo two weeks of strict quarantine after touching down in Wuhan before they begin their investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.The fate of a Chinese researcher believed to be the world’s first COVID-19 patient remains a mystery despite a year-long search by Western intelligence officials investigating the origins of the pandemic.Huang Yanling, who worked at the Wuhan...

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Michael Jordan caught in the middle of Wall Street’s billionaire inferno

Michael Jordan caught in the middle of Wall Street’s billionaire inferno

Skip to:NBA legend Michael Jordan is rumoured to be hurting after falling into the Wall Street trading war with business partners.The final moments of 'The Last Dance' episode 7 was full of emotion as Michael Jordan broke out in tears describing his passion and mentality towards the game he loves.NBA icon Michael Jordan has found himself in the middle of the GameStop trading inferno that has turned Wall Street on its head this week.Jordan picked a very bad time to welcome new investors into his majority ownership of NBA franchise the Charlotte Hornets with business partners Gabe Plotkin and...

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Jan 29
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German man forced to leave after illegal New Years party

German man forced to leave after illegal New Years party

Skip to:The German national is the second foreigner to be deported from Australia over the party that breached COVID-19 restrictions. A German national has had his visa cancelled and been removed from Australia after he was convicted of drug offences linked to an illegal party in Queensland over New Years.A second foreigner has had his visa cancelled and been deported following his attendance at an illegal rave in Queensland. The 27-year-old German national pleaded guilty to state drug charges related to the rave in Gympie Magistrates Court on Monday.He was then detained by the Australian...

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Man dies after ‘extreme orgasm’

Man dies after ‘extreme orgasm’

Skip to:The 35-year-old man died from “too much sexual excitement” during a bedroom romp with a sex worker, an autopsy has found.A man has died from an “extreme orgasm” after passing out while he romped with a sex worker.The 35-year-old, named in a police report as Charles Majawa, lost consciousness after having sex with the woman in the trading district of Phalombe, Malawi.He died shortly after doing the deed – and a post-mortem has officially determined the cause of death as an excessive orgasm.The sex worker decided to report the death to police after speaking with her colleagues.Cops...

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‘Heil Hitler’ chants: Nazis invade Vic tourist town

‘Heil Hitler’ chants: Nazis invade Vic tourist town

Skip to:Locals in a Victorian beauty spot have said they now feel in danger after a mob of “Heil Hitler” chanting thugs descended on their town.Take a look inside the militant far-right group with chauvinistic beliefs and their role in violent confrontations and backing Trump.Locals in a picturesque area of western Victoria, thronged by tourists, have said they now feel in danger after far-right neo Nazi thugs descended on the area during the Australia Day long weekend. “I came to this area to feel safe. I never thought living out here I’d be in danger of extremist groups,” one local told...

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Teen could face third murder charge over Alexandra Hills crash

Teen could face third murder charge over Alexandra Hills crash

Skip to:Police are waiting for confirmation a woman killed by an allegedly stolen car was pregnant before laying a third murder charge on the alleged teen driver.An allegedly stolen Landcruiser that hit and killed a couple at Alexandra Hills in Brisbane's east was allegedly involved in a road rage incident at the same intersection minutes earlier. Video: Chris FlemingA 17-year-old boy charged with the murder of a man and woman in Brisbane on Tuesday could face a third murder charge for the death of her unborn baby.Kate Leadbetter, 31, and her partner Matty Field, 37, died when an allegedly...

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Chinese professor boasts about Beijing’s influence in ‘America’s core inner circle’

Chinese professor boasts about Beijing’s influence in ‘America’s core inner circle’

Skip to:A Chinese Communist Party expert has boasted about Beijing’s influence “at the top of America’s inner circle” and welcomed Joe Biden’s win.US President Donald Trump has tweeted video of a Chinese professor suggesting that China has managed to influence U.S. policy for decades thanks to a special network of relationships with people at the upper echelons of American power.A Chinese Communist Party expert has been filmed boasting about Beijing’s influence “at the top of America’s core inner circle” and welcoming Joe Biden’s election win as a return to power for the “traditional...

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