Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has blamed foreign interference over his government's decision to switch alliances from Taiwan to Beijing for anti-government protests, arson and looting that have ravaged the capital Honiara in recent days.But critics also blamedRead More »
A NSW man has been charged with numerous offences after he allegedly fired shots on the street and barricaded himself inside a dive shop near Wollongong.Police were called to Windang on Sunday morning following reports of shots being fired.
A 52-year-old man from Sydney's northwest will face court charged with producing and possessing child abuse material.On January 12, detectives went to a Riverstone house after receiving information a man had allegedly been accessing child abuse material.
Rain is easing in NSW but widespread flooding is still occurring as dams and rivers overflow onto saturated grounds and another front is threatening to bring further downpours later this week.The state's west and Upper Hunter are copping the worst of it and the State Emergency Service has rescued 13 people from flood waters in the past 24 hours.
US stocks have closed lower, with the Dow and S&P; 500 suffering their biggest one-day percentage drops in months and pandemic-hit sectors that had gained from a reopening falling sharply after a new coronavirus mutation was found.Authorities worldwide reacted with alarm on Friday to the coronavirus variant found in South Africa, with the European Union, US and the UK among those tightening border controls as researchers sought to establish if it was vaccine-resistant.
The Omicron coronavirus variant is spreading around the world, with new cases found in the Netherlands, Denmark and Australia even as more countries imposed travel restriction to try to seal themselves off.The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it's not yet clear whether Omicron, first detected in Southern Africa, is more transmissible than other variants, or if it causes more severe disease.
Jorginho had to atone for a major error to score from the penalty spot and earn Premier League leaders Chelsea a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.But Chelsea, who had largely dominated proceedings, have seen their gap at the top cut to just one point after champions Manchester City beat West Ham 2-1 in the snow at the Etihad on Sunday.
Virgil Abloh, fashion's highest profile Black designer and the creative mind behind Louis Vuitton's menswear collection, has died of cancer, Vuitton's owner LVMH said.LVMH said Abloh, 41, had been battling cancer privately for years.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has slammed rich Western countries for their knee-jerk imposition of travel bans following the latest Omicron coronavirus outbreak.South African officials are furious about a British ban on flights from southern African countries.
Ethiopia's state media says it has seized the town of Chifra from Tigrayan rebel forces, but the government is denying a separate deadly attack on a Sudanese army post.Sudanese military forces say six soldiers were killed in an attack by Ethiopia on an army post near the border between the countries.
Croatia have followed up their Davis Cup Finals victory over Australia - a triumph which effectively knocked out Lleyton Hewitt's side - by powering into the knock-out stages.The Croats, who'd beaten Australia 3-0 last Thursday, defeated Hungary 2-1 on Sunday to seal their Group D triumph and set up a quarter-final against hosts Italy in Turin.
France is ready for a serious discussion with the UK on issues relating to illegal migration, but will not be held hostage to London's domestic politics, the country's Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin says.The two countries are already at loggerheads over post-Brexit trading rules and fishing rights and last week relations soured further after 27 people died trying to cross the Channel.
Staff at a pub cut off by snow are preparing a karaoke evening as they expect guests to be unable to escape for a third night.On Friday, 61 people became trapped in the Tan Hill Inn in the Yorkshire Dales as a result of heavy snowfall during Storm Arwen, but some guests have claimed they "don't want to leave" after enjoying the 17th-century hotel's hospitality.
Rising Australian golf star Steph Kyriacou has ended her Ladies European Tour season by banking a 70,000 Euro ($A112,000) windfall - the perfect late brirthday present before she undertakes a marathon journey to the US in a bid to earn her card on the LPGA Tour.Kyriacou won a 50,000 Euro ($A80,000) bonus for finishing third in the Tour's season-long Order of Merit following a joint-fifth finish on Sunday at the concluding Andalucia Costa del Sol Open de Espana, which also earned her another 20,0
Hondurans have headed to the polls to pick a new president, with leftist candidate Xiomara Castro hoping to oust the right-wing National Party, whose 12-year rule has been beset by graft scandals, chronic unemployment and waves of fleeing migrants.If she wins, Castro would become Honduras' first female president and her victory would mark the left's return to power for the first time since her husband former President Manuel Zelaya was deposed in a 2009 coup.
Winless in their first two A-League Men's games to start the season, Western Sydney coach Carl Robinson will resist making wholesale changes to his team after an unconvincing 2-2 draw with Newcastle.Two defensive blunders from the Jets allowed the Wanderers to score both their goals on Sunday with Bernie Ibini and Tomer Hemed cancelling out a Beka Mikeltadze penalty and a Olivier Boumal strike for Newcastle.
Melbourne Victory are again set to turn to youth for their FFA Cup clash with Adelaide City as coach Tony Popovic manages his "fatigued" senior players.Victory will travel to South Australia for Wednesday night's round of 32 clash in what will be their fourth of five matches in the space of just over two weeks.
Genomic testing has confirmed two overseas travellers who arrived in Sydney from southern Africa have been infected with the new Omicron COVID-19 variant.Both passengers were asymptomatic when they arrived on Saturday night and are in isolation in the Special Health Accommodation.
Australia's national security committee will revisit the country's scheduled reopening to students and visa holders in light of the new COVID-19 Omicron strain.The committee will meet on Monday afternoon to look at whether Australia can reopen to double-dosed visa holders, skilled workers and international students from Wednesday as scheduled.
Northern Territory officials are mobilising to test and support a remote community amid fears of a COVID-19 outbreak.Lajamanu, south of Darwin, has been put into lockdown until December 11 after the virus was detected in wastewater sampling.
Scott Morrison will be aiming for a more disciplined coalition team when parliament sits for the final time this year.Last sitting week, seven coalition MPs and senators voted against the government on a variety of issues from an anti-corruption commission to vaccine mandates.
Regional Australia is in danger of losing its reputation as a refuge for affordable housing as rents climb across the country, sparking calls for the Commonwealth to intervene.Rent inflation in the regions escalated to a "remarkable" 12.
A suicidologist and the mother of an army veteran who took his own life will be the first witness to appear at the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide at its first round of public hearings.Nikki Jamieson will join a panel of experts to give evidence about her own experience, following the death her son Daniel in 2014 and her subsequent work as a university researcher into the impact of 'moral injury" within veteran communities.
Allegations that pop star Katy Perry is infringing on the trademark of a similarly named Sydney designer will be heard by the Federal Court this week.Sydney-based designer Katie Jane Taylor - nee Katie Perry - is suing the American singer-songwriter over the sale of Katy Perry-branded clothing in Australia at concerts, in department stores and a range of online stores.
Iceland's current government coalition, consisting of three parties from the left to the right, has agreed to continue for another term after they bolstered their majority in a September 25 general electionKatrin Jakobsdottir of the Left-Green Movement will stay on as prime minister of the government which has provided a period of stability since 2017 after years of political scandals and distrust of politicians following the 2008 financial crisis.The Left-Greens, who call themselves a "radical
Morocco is suspending all incoming air travel from around the world starting Monday for two weeks because of the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant, the Foreign Ministry has announced.The ministry tweeted that the decision was taken to "preserve the achievements realised by Morocco in the fight against the pandemic, and to protect the health of citizens.