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Afghanistan appeared unperturbed by their uncertain future in international cricket as Mohammad Nabi's men dished out a 130-run drubbing to Scotland in Group II at the Twenty20 World Cup on Monday.The governing International Cricket Council will meet next month to determine the game's future in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime.
Hertz is going to buy 100,000 electric vehicles from Tesla, one of the largest purchases of battery-powered cars in history and the latest evidence of the US nation's increasing commitment to EV technology.The purchase by one of the world's leading rental car companies reflects its confidence that electric vehicles are gaining acceptance with environmentally minded consumers as an alternative to vehicles powered by petroleum-burning internal combustion engines.
Alex de Minaur made an impressive start to the ATP event in Vienna defeating former Wimbledon and US Open finalist Kevin Anderson 6-3, 7-6 (7-3).Anderson, 35, served 21 aces to De Minaur's four but the 22-year-old's better all-round game took him through.
The Victorian government is set to introduce new laws to parliament that would allow the health minister to make public health orders for the COVID-19 pandemic.Several MPs have confirmed to AAP the Public Health and Wellbeing (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021 will be introduced to the lower house when parliament resumes on Tuesday.
Commuters have narrowly avoided being hit by further industrial action on the NSW rail network after the transport department agreed to a period of intensive bargaining, the workers' union says.The Rail, Tram and Bus Union says Transport for NSW, NSW Trains and Sydney Trains agreed late on Friday evening to send senior management figures to the negotiations.
The majority of COVID-19 cases reported in NSW are now being diagnosed in the regions and smaller cities, rather than in Sydney where the Delta outbreak first took hold.Of the 294 cases reported on Monday, 166 - or 56 per cent - were outside the state capital.
The NSW corruption watchdog will hear from three former senior staffers in the office of Gladys Berejiklian as her turn in the witness box draws closer.Two of the former premier's chiefs of staff and a strategy chief are expected to be quizzed about the process that led a shooting club in Daryl Maguire's electorate to score a $5.
As Australia edges towards a national 80 per cent COVID-19 vaccination rate, preparations are being made for the booster program.4 per cent of Australians are double-dosed, with 86.
Australia is aiming not only to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 for the nation, but provide the technology for other countries to achieve it as well.Prime Minister Scott Morrison will on Tuesday outline the government's plan to get to carbon neutrality, ahead of him attending the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.
Halting the double-pronged threat of Marta and Debinha is a welcomed headache for Matildas coach Tony Gustavsson as his side face Brazil on Tuesday.The Matildas will be aiming aim to show that Saturday's 3-1 win against the same opponents was not a one-off and, in turn, give Gustavsson the first back-to-back victory of his tenure.
ACT health authorities are set to provide a major update on Canberra's COVID-19 outbreak as the city's vaccination rate continues to climb.A detailed epidemiological update on the ACT's coronavirus situation will be delivered on Tuesday along with the daily case numbers.
Confidence among Australians has held up in the face of coronavirus lockdowns, which at one stage saw over half the population enduring stay-at-home orders.As those restrictions have eased in recent weeks, consumer confidence has strengthened, a positive for future household spending.
A royal commission report is set to reveal whether gaming giant Crown can keep its Melbourne casino licence.The final report of the inquiry into Crown Resorts, headed by former Federal Court judge Ray Finkelstein QC, will be tabled in state parliament on Tuesday.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has unveiled two new teams for the Twenty20 competition, with the Lucknow and Ahmedabad franchises sold for a combined 127.The RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, which owned the now-defunct Pune franchise for two IPL campaigns, bid 70.
A camera operator has told authorities Alec Baldwin had been careful with weapons on the set of the film "Rust" before the actor shot and killed a cinematographer with a gun he'd been told was safe to use, court records show.Cameraman Reid Russell told a detective that Baldwin was rehearsing a scene Thursday in which he was set to draw his gun while sitting in a church pew and point it at the camera.
2 James Duckworth has gone out of the St Petersburg Open, beaten 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 by Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff in the tournament's opening first round match.53 is two places below Duckworth in the rankings, took one hour, 45 minutes to win the pair's first meeting, on Monday.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's threat to expel 10 Western ambassadors who had called for the release of a jailed civil society leader appeared to have receded on Monday.Erdogan on Saturday said he wanted to see the ambassadors of the United States, Germany, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Sweden to be declared "persona non grata" and forced to leave the country.
Facebook will fuel more violent unrest around the world unless it stops its algorithms pushing extreme and divisive content, whistleblower Frances Haugen told the British parliament on Monday.The former employee, who accused the social media giant of putting profit before people at a Senate subcommittee earlier this month, said she was encouraged by British plans to force big tech companies to tackle harmful content on their platforms.
Former India players rallied around pace bowler Mohammed Shami on Monday, after the 31-year-old was targeted online following his team's 10-wicket defeat by arch-rivals Pakistan in the Twenty20 World Cup a day earlier.Shami conceded 43 runs from his 3.
Sudan's military has seized power, dissolving the transitional government hours after troops arrested prime minister Abdalla Hamdok and other senior officials.Thousands of people flooded into the streets of Khartoum, and its twin city of Omdurman, to protest the coup on Monday that threatens the country's shaky progress toward democracy.