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The European Union is to tighten COVID-19 travel rules for unvaccinated arrivals from Australia, Argentina and Canada due to rising case numbers.The 27 EU member states reached an agreement on Monday to remove the trio from a list of countries where easier travel restrictions apply regardless of vaccination status, a press release from the Council of the EU said.
A suspected drone attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeting a key oil facility in Abu Dhabi has killed three people and sparked a separate fire at Abu Dhabi's international airport, police say.Police in the United Arab Emirates identified the dead as two Indian nationals and one Pakistani.
Christian Eriksen, who has not played since collapsing mid-match during Denmark's Euro 2020 finals campaign last summer, has been offered the chance to make a comeback with Premier League club Brentford.Eriksen, 29, was released by Inter Milan as Italian regulations do not allow players to compete in Serie A with a implantable cardioverter defibrillator device (ICD).
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will return to Arsenal, and Mario Lemina to Nice, for medical tests after cardiac lesions were found in tests undertaken after testing positive for COVID-19.The Gabonese Football Federation (FEGAFOOT) said on Monday the tests were conducted in Cameroon where the pair hoped to play in the African Cup of Nations.
Ajla Tomljanovic's Australian Open campaign has come to an abrupt end, with the world No.43 suffering a 6-4 6-0 loss to Paula Badosa in the first round.
More than $8 million in federal government funding will be spent on the beleaguered agricultural show industry to ensure the show goes on for its showmen and women.With around 700 Australian ag shows cancelled since the pandemic began, many of the showmen and women who travel the circuit have been left struggling.
Federal funds of $20 million have been set aside to further boost Australia's efforts to combat pests and weeds.The multi-million dollar package will be matched by Australia's states and territories to reduce the impact on agriculture, wildlife and the environment.
England head coach Lisa Keightley admits the squad are still "a bit rusty" three days before the start of their Women's Ashes series against Australia in Adelaide.The multi-format series was brought forward by a week and will start with three T20 matches at the Adelaide Oval, commencing on January 20.
Pope Francis has appointed American Archbishop Charles Balvo as his new papal envoy in Australia.Archbishop Balvo, who is currently the Vatican's ambassador to the Czech Republic and has served in the Holy See's diplomatic service for more than 30 years, will be the next Apostolic Nuncio to Australia.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for greater world cooperation against COVID-19 and pledged to send an additional 1 billion doses of vaccine to other countries.He's also urged other powers to discard a "Cold-War mentality" at a time of rising geopolitical tensions -- a not-so-veiled swipe at the United States.
Greece has imposed a vaccination mandate for people over age 60, as coverage remains below the European Union average and a recent spike in infections has sustained pressure on hospitals.Older people failing to get vaccinated will face penalties, starting at a 50-euro ($A79) fine in January and followed by a monthly fine of 100 euros after that.
Newly crowned BBL minor premiers Perth Scorchers moved ten points clear at the top of the table after the returning Mitch Marsh blasted another quickfire half-century in their six-wicket win over Brisbane Heat.Perth, who were confirmed as minor premiers earlier on Monday, after second-placed Sydney Sixers lost to Adelaide Strikers, reached their target of 156 with eight balls to spare.
A giant asteroid, bigger than any building on Earth, is about to expected to soar past Earath.Called 7482 (1994 PC1), the asteroid is more than a kilometre wide at 1052 metres.
A delegation of Indonesian officials has made a rare visit to Israel to discuss coronavirus strategies, despite the countries not having diplomatic relations, Israel's Army Radio reports.The Indonesian health officials aimed "to learn how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic" and met with Israeli officials, the report said.
British opposition Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has refused to apologise over images of him drinking beer in an office in April 2021 in the run-up to the May 2021 elections.At the time coronavirus rules meant indoor socialising was banned in England.
Three fuel trucks have exploded, killing three people, and a fire has broken out near Abu Dhabi airport in what Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group says is an attack deep inside the United Arab Emirates.The Houthi movement, which is battling a Saudi-led coalition that includes the UAE, has frequently launched cross-border missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, but has claimed few such attacks on the UAE, mostly denied by Emirati authorities.
Dimitar Kovacevski is the new prime minister of North Macedonia.The parliament in Skopje elected the Social Democrat and his Cabinet late on Monday with a majority of 62 out of 120 votes, the news portal makfax.
Embracing the hype and pressure, Ash Barty has made an early Australian Open statement with a 6-0 6-1 thrashing of Lesia Tsurenko to cruise into the second round.In a ruthless performance on Rod Laver Arena, a steely eyed Barty raced through the straight-sets victory in just 54 minutes to continue her perfect start to the year.
A baby boy is fighting for life in a NSW hospital after a car crash on the state's mid-north coast that also injured two women.Emergency services were called to a road near Forster about 1.
A hot air balloon accident that left two people seriously injured on New Year's Eve in Victoria is being probed by the aviation watchdog.The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating the "hard landing" involving Picture This Ballooning about four kilometres from Lilydale in the Yarra Valley.