Former New Zealand Test spinner Daniel Vettori will make a full-time switch to Australia's cricket set-up after being appointed as one of Andrew McDonald's two new assistant coaches.Vettori and Victorian Andre Borovec have been confirmed as part of Australia's new-look coaching pRead More »
The number of new coronavirus cases and deaths are still falling globally after peaking in January, the World Health Organisation says.In its latest weekly assessment of the pandemic, the United Nations health agency said there were more than 3.
Toronto police have shot and injured a man who was walking down a street carrying a gun in a city neighbourhood, and five nearby schools were placed on lockdown, officials say.Medics were at the scene of the incident, and there is no wider threat to public safety, Toronto Police said on Twitter.
Former US president Donald Trump must testify under oath in the New York Attorney General's civil investigation into his business practises, an intermediate state appeals court has ruled.A four-judge panel unanimously upheld a trial court decision from February enforcing subpoenas for Trump and his two eldest children, Donald Trump Jr and Ivanka Trump, to provide deposition testimony in Attorney General Letitia James' investigation.
France and Australia are ready to rebuild their bilateral relationship after Australians voted last week to oust a government that had angered officials in Paris by ditching a submarine procurement contract between the two countries.In a statement released on Thursday, the French presidential palace said French President Emmanuel Macron had called new Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to congratulate him on his election.
The Palestinian attorney general has blamed Israel for deliberately killing veteran al-Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh.The reporter was killed a fortnight ago during an Israeli military operation in Jenin in the northern West Bank.
The United States does not seek to sever China from the global economy but wants the country to adhere to international rules, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said in a long-awaited speech on US strategy to address China's rise as a great power.The US will not block China from growing its economy or try to change its political system, Blinken said, but it will defend international law and institutions that maintain peace and security and make it possible for countries, including the Uni
Australian basketball coach Liz Mills has again shown that women can successfully coach men's teams. Now she wants to help other women join the ranks.
Joost Luiten has made a brilliant start to his bid for a third victory in the Dutch Open, delighting the home crowd.Luiten, who is seeking to join the likes of European legends Seve Ballesteros and Bernhard Langer in winning the title three times, carded eight birdies and one bogey in an opening seven-under-par 65 at Bernardus Golf.
Heavy fighting has raged in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo between the army and M23 rebels, who are waging their most sustained offensive since a 2012-2013 insurrection that briefly overran the major city of Goma.The army recaptured its base in Rumangabo from the M23 but the rebels still appeared to control much of the surrounding area, said Emmanuel de Merode, director of the Virunga National Park, who is based in the town.
Two people have died after an explosion and a fire at a biodiesel plant in La Rioja in northern Spain.The factory and the whole El Recuenco industrial zone in Calahorra were evacuated immediately after the accident on Thursday, according to El Dia de La Rioja newspaper and other media reports citing the safety authorities.
Simona Halep, the 2018 champion, and American Danielle Collins are the latest big names to crash out of the womenn's singles at the French Open.Halep came unstuck against China's Qinwen Zheng in three sets while Collins, the No.
Former veterans affairs minister Darren Chester has confirmed he will challenge Barnaby Joyce for the Nationals leadership when the party meets in Canberra."We need to be honest with each other in the party room and take some responsibility for the Liberal losses in the city," the MP for Gippsland told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age late on Thursday.
NSW coach Brad Fittler says the contract saga between Payne Haas and Brisbane is "not ideal at all" with State of Origin selection looming on Sunday night.Haas would be one of the first names on Fittler 22-man list for the opener June 8, having made seven appearances since his 2019 debut.
Foreign Minister Penny Wong has pledged Australia will strive to be a better partner to Pacific island nations and it won't come with strings attached.Senator Wong addressed the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat in Fiji on Thursday, where she said the region hadn't faced more challenges in decades including climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and rival strategic interests.
A major exhibition of Australian First Nations art is set to open in Singapore, the largest show of its kind to go on tour in Asia.Ever Present: First Peoples Art of Australia at the National Gallery Singapore features more than 150 works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
Sydney's Vivid light and music festival is back with light installations and projections across the city after a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.The 12th Vivid kicks off on Friday and for 23 nights the harbour city will glow with 50 light installations, 3D projection artworks, 111 eclectic music events and 87 ideas talks and immersive workshops.
The Liberal Party has maintained a tight lead ahead of Labor in a key NSW seat.In the closest race, Liberal candidate Andrew Constance is 286 votes ahead of sitting Labor MP Fiona Phillips in the electorate of Gilmore.
An investigation has been launched after a woman was allegedly assaulted by her male co-worker at Parliament House in Canberra.Police confirmed in a statement on Thursday they received a report of a man assaulting a woman in December last year.
Thousands of teachers at more than 500 Catholic schools across NSW and the ACT will go on strike as they call for pay increases and better conditions.Teachers will march from Sydney's Town Hall to the head office of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney on Friday from 10am, one of several rallies taking place around NSW and Canberra.
Retail spending has this year defied hurdles to post record growth, but new figures won't capture the impact of the first official rate rise in more than a decade.So far in 2022, shoppers have endured the COVID-19 Omicron variant, floods in Australia's east and a spike in petrol prices amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Cricketer Andrew Symonds will always be remembered for his larrikin nature and true Australian character that resonated with sports fans across the country.It was that personality that enticed droves of fans to admire his bullish nature with the bat and arrow-like precision on the field for both state and country.
Telstra has paid more than $11 million to thousands of customers after failing to follow industry compensation rules.The telecommunications giant admits an IT error meant it failed to accept it was liable to pay compensation within a 14-day time limit on more than 67,000 occasions between 2017 and 2021.
actor and convicted child sex offender Robert Hughes will be considered for parole again following multiple failed attempts.The NSW State Parole Authority will conduct a public hearing for Hughes who starred as Martin Kelly in the long-running TV comedy series from 1987-1994.
A Sydney cleaner who broke into her 92-year-old client's home before ferociously attacking the elderly woman with her own walking sticks and china is due to be sentenced for the murder.Hanny Papanicolaou admitted assaulting Marjorie Welsh at her home in Sydney's inner west on January 2, 2019, but had pleaded not guilty to her murder and guilty to her manslaughter.
Changing the old guard to new and turning North Queensland's fortunes around has always been the plan of Cowboys general manager Micheal Luck.With this in mind, the Cowboys aren't getting ahead of themselves despite their impressive start in 2022.