The death toll from Iranian attacks on opposition groups in the autonomous region of Kurdistan in northern Iraq has risen to nine, the region's Health Minister Saman Barzinji says.The attacks by explosives-laden drones and rockets targeted the opposition Kurdistan Freedom Party (PAK), the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI), the Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK) and Komala in the provinces of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, Kurdish media reported.
The Dow and the S&P; 500 indexes have gained in volatile trading as easing Treasury yields gently lifted rate-sensitive growth stocks while losses in Apple Inc after it dropped plans to boost iPhone production weighed on the Nasdaq.Equity markets also got a boost from a Bank of England decision to restore financial stability by buying as many long-dated government bonds as needed.
Nicho Hynes has capped off a remarkable maiden season at Cronulla with a record Dally M haul after claiming the NRL's top gong in dominant fashion.Hynes on Wednesday night became the clear star of rugby league's night of nights, with the Cronulla halfback finishing on a record 38 points.
Ben Hunt is still hopeful of getting a deal done with St George Illawarra in the next week, despite rejecting the latest offer from the NRL club.Hunt is off contract at the end of next year and the Dragons remain desperate to get a new deal sorted before he is free to talk to rivals on November 1.
Aged pensioners will soon be able to earn thousands more dollars each year without impacting their payments.The pension work bonus will be doubled to $600 a fortnight, meaning older Australians can earn an extra $7800 a year.
North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast, the South's military says, just a day before US Vice President Kamala Harris is set to arrive in Seoul.After a stop in Japan, Harris is set to arrive in the South Korean capital and visit the heavily fortified Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between the neighbours on Thursday.
Queues have formed at petrol stations around the country in a bid to score cheap at the bowser before the fuel excise cut comes to an end at midnight. Find out more here.
The United States will announce "big dollar" assistance to Pacific island nations when President Joe Biden hosts a first-of-its-kind summit with their leaders.Washington hopes Wednesday's gathering will help counter China's expanding influence in a new theatre of geopolitical competition.
With much of the country still in the dark about the Optus data breach, customers are being urged to remain vigilant. Find out more here.
Israeli forces have killed four Palestinian gunmen in the occupied West Bank, pursuing a half-year-long campaign of raids triggered by a series of lethal street attacks in Israel.Commandos, some of them undercover, were sent into the town of Jenin to capture two Palestinians suspected of carrying out gun ambushes, Israeli police said.
North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast, the South's military says, just a day before US Vice President Kamala Harris is set to arrive in Seoul.The launch came two days after South Korea and US forces conducted a military drill in waters off the South's east coast involving an aircraft carrier.
Western Australia's budget surplus has reached a record $6 billion despite a fall in mining royalty revenue and infrastructure cost pressures.Treasury figures released on Wednesday revealed a $344 million boost to the state's bottom line since the budget was delivered in May.
Australians will be able to view pop art icon Andy Warhol's rarely seen private photography at an exhibition coming to the Art Gallery of South Australia.Curator Julie Robinson told AAP that the collection, including hundreds of photos of Warhol and celebrity friends like Muhammad Ali, presents a unique insight into the artist as a person.
A new chapter of South Australian football's fiercest rivalry begins on Friday.The Adelaide Crows will go head-to-head against Port Adelaide in the first AFLW Showdown at Adelaide Oval.
Cameron Munster's redemption story is complete after the star Storm five-eighth clinched Melbourne's inaugural Cameron Smith player-of-the-year award.With former skipper Smith on hand at the club function to present the trophy, Munster polled 33 votes, finishing six clear of hooker Harry Grant.
Tasmania have opened their domestic season with a crushing eight-wicket One-Day Cup win over South Australia, thanks to a mammoth opening partnership between Caleb Jewell and Ben McDermott.The pair put on 198 for the first wicket as Tasmania reached 2-221 in pursuit of South Australia's 220 to ease to a bonus-point victory with 17.
Any deliberate disruption to the EU's energy infrastructure will meet a "robust and united response", its top diplomat says, after member states said two Russian pipelines that are churning gas into the Baltic had been attacked.It remained far from clear who might be behind the leaks or any foul play, if proven, on the Nord Stream pipelines that Russia and European partners spent billions of dollars building.
A bikini designer's craving for an acai bowl in Bondi has 'disgusted' people online. Find out why.
Days away from his basketball return, Aron Baynes has signalled his intent to reach new heights and prove himself worthy of another Olympic campaign.The centre's return from a serious injury will be in Brisbane colours on Sunday, when the Bullets open their NBL season in Perth.
Queensland's shift to renewables at the expense of fossil fuels under an ambitious energy plan by 2035 has been lauded by stakeholders across Australia as modernising the state's energy sector.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the $62 billion Queensland energy and jobs plan at the CEDA State of the State address on Wednesday.