Australian children exposed to news coverage are facing significant rates of distress, prompting expert warnings for parents and carers to keep an open dialogue about current events.Nearly one in three children have felt upset by news coverage in the past three months, according to a poll by The Royal Children's Hospital.
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga rejected as "null and void" the result of a presidential election he was declared to have lost, adding that Kenya's democracy faces a long legal crisis.His first comments on the result came shortly after four of the seven election commissioners said they stood by their decision a day earlier to disown the outcome of the presidential poll on August 9, saying the final tallying process had been "opaque".
Tim Brown was supposed to be at home eating a hot dinner on a rainy night in 2020.It was only by chance the decorated retired police officer was instead standing near the Pacific Highway in the NSW Hunter region, when a car slammed into a power pole on the evening of June 9.
England have recalled fit-again wicketkeeper Ben Foakes for the first Test against South Africa on Wednesday, but Ollie Robinson has been kept waiting after missing out at Lord's.A case of COVID meant Foakes missed last month's victory over India, a fourth in four games under the new leadership team of Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum, but he reclaims the gloves from Kent's Sam Billings.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of whipping up tensions in Asia, describing a visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a "thoroughly planned provocation".In a speech to a Moscow security conference on Tuesday, Putin also cited the AUKUS security pact between Australia, Britain and the United States as evidence of Western attempts to build a NATO-style bloc in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Western Bulldogs' finals hopes have received a boost with Zaine Cordy free to play in the must-win clash against Hawthorn after he was cleared of any wrongdoing over his bump on GWS youngster Tanner Bruhn.Cordy was controversially referred directly to the tribunal for his hip-and-shoulder on Bruhn in the frantic final term of the Dogs' five-point win at Marvel Stadium on Saturday, with the incident ungraded by the match review officer.
Police and military on the streets at the height of COVID-19 lockdowns traumatised refugees and asylum seekers who had fled war-torn countries and didn't understand what was happening, an inquiry has been told.Helicopters hovering over some Sydney suburbs ordering people to stay indoors had been intimidating and unhelpful, a witness told a NSW parliamentary hearing on Tuesday.
Kenya is bracing for a protracted legal battle after William Ruto was declared the victor in a closely fought presidential race over the objections of more than half the electoral commission, stoking fears of political violence.In the western city of Kisumu and Nairobi's huge Kibera slum, both strongholds of rival candidate Raila Odinga, calm returned to the streets on Tuesday after protesters battled police and burned tyres on the road overnight.
The AFL has sanctioned five clubs for COVID-related breaches with Sydney apologising after copping a $100,000 fine.The Swans, Collingwood, Richmond, Brisbane and St Kilda have all been sanctioned for failing to comply with the league's COVID protocols.
Western Australia's laws will be reformed to strengthen protections for LGBTQI people and remove an outdated caveat on sexual harassment complaints.WA's Law Reform Commission has made more than 160 recommendations aimed at improving the state's anti-discrimination laws.
Iran has submitted a "written response" to what has been described as a final roadmap to restore its tattered nuclear deal with world powers.Iran's state-run IRNA news agency offered no details on the substance of its response, but suggested that Tehran still would not take the European Union-mediated proposal, despite warnings there would be no more negotiations.
A speeding bus has collided with an oil tanker in Pakistan, killing 20 people in a fiery crash overnight. One of them rammed into an oil tanker," police official Imran Shaukat told Reuters, describing the incident before dawn on Tuesday on a motorway near the central city of Multan.
The WBBL will be one of the major franchise leagues to be safeguarded with the ICC deciding not to schedule internationals to clash with competitions in the next three-year cycle.In a major boost for Cricket Australia, big-money franchise leagues were the winners when the ICC released its women's schedule for 2023 and onwards on Tuesday.
A woman has been taken into custody after a Woolworths staff member was stabbed at a store in the Perth suburb of Ellenbrook.The victim, a woman in her 40s, was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital under priority one conditions on Tuesday afternoon.
A woman jailed over the murder of a transvestite truck driver in South Australia has been given a new release date after being returned to custody for breaching her parole.Nicole Therese McGuinness was jailed for at least 18 years in 2003 after pleading guilty to the murder of Joanne Lillecrapp, also known as John.
China has imposed sanctions including an entry ban on seven Taiwanese officials and lawmakers it accuses of being "independence diehards", drawing condemnation from the democratically governed island.The sanctions come after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan this month, a trip that China said had sent a wrong signal to what it views as pro-independence forces.
Conservationists have raised concerns about the environmental history of a Canadian company slated to take over Tasmanian aquaculture giant Tassal.Tassal, the only remaining Australian-owned major salmon farm business, on Tuesday recommended shareholders accept a $1.
A man wanted over the suspected abduction of children from a home in north Queensland has been arrested after five days on the run.The children, aged three, four, seven and eight, were taken from an address at The Leap near Mackay about 11.
The University of Sydney has been accused of racial discrimination through alleged comments that Iranians were too controlling and impossible to supervise.Award-winning Iranian-Australian philosopher Omid Tofighian has hit the university with a Federal Court lawsuit over alleged human rights breaches.
Australians are most likely in for a third year of wetter weather than usual with forecasters predicting a 70 per cent likelihood of La Nina remaining.La Nina is a weather phenomenon that leads to cooler but wetter weather, with above-average rainfall in Australia's east and north.
Mitchell Moses has been named to return from a finger injury in a timely boost for Parramatta, who face a tough battle to clinch a NRL finals spot.The Eels missed Moses' playmaking abilities in Friday's hefty defeat to South Sydney, which has left them in seventh position and in danger of missing the top eight.
A landmark bill to establish a Victorian treaty authority has cleared its final hurdle, passing state parliament unamended with bipartisan support from the major parties.The Treaty Authority and Other Treaty Elements Bill 2022 passed the upper house 32 votes to three on Tuesday afternoon, drawing applause from MPs and members of the public gallery.
People forced to relocate after a bushfire are at a higher risk of suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, a new study has found.Researchers from the University of Adelaide and Flinders University spoke with people affected by the 2005 Eyre Peninsula bushfires, which took nine lives, destroyed 93 homes and blackened 80,000 hectares of land.
A senior UN official is visiting Myanmar this week on a rare visit that comes amid domestic political turmoil and fraying ties between Myanmar and its Southeast Asian neighbours.Myanmar has been in chaos since the military overthrew an elected government led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi early last year and launched a bloody crackdown on protests that followed.
Commonwealth Bank has been charged with failing to pay more than $70,000 in long service leave entitlements to former employees.Wage Inspectorate Victoria has filed 23 charges against the bank, alleging two of its entities, BWA Group Services (BankWest) and Commonwealth Securities Limited (CommSec), contravened the state's long service leave laws.