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Thousands of Victorians have woken up without power after thunderstorms and wild winds lashed the state.The Victoria State Emergency Service received more than 950 calls for help in the 24 hours to 7.
A misdemeanour complaint has been filed against former New York governor Andrew Cuomo in a court in Albany, the state's capital."As this is a sex crime, a redacted complaint will be available shortly," New York state courts spokesman Lucian Chalfen said in an emailed statement on Thursday.
Lorenzo Insigne scored twice from the penalty spot as Napoli returned to the top of the Serie A standings, level on points with equally unbeaten AC Milan, after a 3-0 home win against Bologna.Spain midfielder Fabian Ruiz opened the scoring in the 18th minute at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium with a left footed shot into the top corner from outside the box that gave goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski no chance.
New Zealand's tentative border changes that will keep trans-Tasman families apart for a second-consecutive Christmas have been savaged as illogical and hypocritical by overseas Kiwis and public health experts.On Thursday, Jacinda Ardern's government made changes to its compulsory quarantine hotel regime, known as MIQ.
Real Sociedad have broken the four-way tie at the top of the Spanish league with a 2-0 win at Celta Vigo.Alexander Isak and Aritz Elustondo scored second-half goals to put the Basque Country club back in sole possession of the lead after 11 matches.
US President Joe Biden has declared he had reached a "historic economic framework" with Democrats in Congress on his sweeping domestic policy package, a hard-fought yet dramatically scaled-back deal announced just before he departed for overseas summits.Biden's remarks on Thursday at the White House came after he travelled to Capitol Hill to make the case to House Democrats for the still-robust domestic package - $US1.
Sites containing some of the world's most treasured forests, including the Yosemite National Park and Indonesia's Sumatra rainforest, have been emitting more heat-trapping carbon dioxide than they have absorbed in recent years, a UN-backed report says.According to the report released on Thursday, factors like logging, wildfires and clearance of land for agriculture are to blame.
1 Alex De Minaur has lost to the world No.4 Alexander Zverev in Vienna, going down 6-2 3-6 6-2 in 102 minutes at the Erste Bank Open.
NASA is debating whether to try to fix a jammed solar panel on its newly launched Lucy spacecraft, en route to explore an unprecedented number of asteroids.The problem cropped up shortly after the spacecraft's October 16 lift-off on a 12-year journey.
Australia are adamant their strategy of playing just four specialist bowlers can stand up as they brace themselves for international Twenty20 cricket's most damaging line up.Aaron Finch's men cruised to a seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Dubai on Thursday night, setting up a heavyweight World Cup clash with England on Saturday.
The Delta coronavirus variant can transmit easily from vaccinated people to their household contacts, a British study suggests, although contacts are less likely to get infected if they are vaccinated themselves.The Imperial College London study illustrates how the highly transmissible Delta variant can spread even in a vaccinated population.
The United Kingdom will remove next week the last seven countries on its coronavirus "red list", which currently requires newly arrived travellers from these destinations to spend 10 days in hotel quarantine, transport minister Grant Shapps says.The seven countries which will be removed from the list from November 1 are Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.
is changing its name to Meta Platforms Inc., or Meta for short, to reflect what CEO Mark Zuckerberg says is its commitment to developing the new surround-yourself technology known as the "metaverse".
The US government's assurances to the UK about how Julian Assange would be treated if extradited to the United States do not avert the risk of suicide, the WikiLeaks founder's lawyers have told a London court.The 50-year-old Australian is wanted in the United States to face trial on 18 charges including breaking an espionage law after WikiLeaks published thousands of secret US files and diplomatic cables in 2010.
China has submitted updated nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to fight climate change, a UN registry shows, formally boosting headline emission-cutting pledges but offering nothing new ahead of key climate talks in Glasgow.The submission documents, published on the website of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), showed that China aims to have its carbon dioxide emissions peak before 2030 and to become carbon neutral before 2060, enshrining earlier pledges made by Pres
A surge in coronavirus cases has been reported by health officials in Norway, Ukraine and Singapore.A top Norwegian health official said the country "must be prepared for a bigger wave" of COVID-19 infections in the northern hemisphere winter amid an increase in cases.
The NSW government plans to introduce coronavirus rapid test kits in all state schools, if a trial is successful.A pilot program for the rapid antigen home testing kits will begin in the town of Albury, near the Victorian border, next week.
Billionaire James Packer will front a royal commission examining Crown's Perth casino licence, days after the gaming group was castigated by a Victorian inquiry.Mr Packer, a former Crown Resorts director and the company's major shareholder, will front the West Australian probe via videolink on Friday.
Prison numbers are surging to record highs throughout Australia despite a fall in crime, a new Productivity Commission report says.Policymakers should consider alternatives to prison for people convicted of low- or medium-risk crime, it suggests.
Melburnians are expected to flock to Victoria's regions for an unofficial long weekend as statewide travel resumes and more COVID-19 restrictions ease.The metro-regional border will reopen from 6pm on Friday, ahead of the state hitting its 80 per cent full vaccination target, paving the way for a mass exodus from the city.