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Countries should apply "an evidence-informed and risk-based approach" with any travel measures related to the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, including possible screening or quarantine of international passengers, but blanket bans do not prevent its spread, the World Health Organisation says.The WHO, in its latest guidance to authorities and travellers, says people over 60 years of age and those with underlying health conditions should be advised to postpone travel as they are at higher risk
A 15-year-old student has opened fire at his Michigan high school, killing three students and wounding six other people, including a teacher, authorities say.Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said at a news conference that he did not know what the assailant's motives were for Tuesday's attack at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, a community about 50 kilometres north of Detroit.
The United Arab Emirates says it is the first country in the world to have vaccinated 100 per cent of its population against the coronavirus at least once.About 90 per cent of the population have received a total of two vaccination doses against the virus so far, according to the Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA).
Glenn Maxwell was the only Australian to be retained in the Indian Premier League ahead of the auction with David Warner being released by Sunrisers Hyderabad.Warner was player of the tournament in the recent T20 World Cup but had a poor end to the campaign with Sunrisers who finished bottom of the table.
A woman accuser of Ghislaine Maxwell has testified that the British socialite and deceased financier Jeffrey Epstein first approached her when she was in summer camp at the age of 14.The testimony from the woman, known by the pseudonym Jane, came on the second day of Maxwell's sex-abuse trial in Manhattan federal court.
Myanmar's military government has filed a new corruption charge against deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and former president Win Myint, state-run broadcaster MRTV reports.The new charge relates to the purchase and rental of a helicopter and falls under the anti-corruption law, violations of which are punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
Slovenia says it may ban Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine except when people request it after concluding a young woman's death was linked to the shot.Slovenia temporarily suspended the Janssen vaccine, one of several it was using, after the death of the woman whom a neurologist said at the time had developed blood clots and bleeding in the brain.
Sudanese security forces have deployed tear gas on tens of thousands of protesters gathering in central Khartoum to oppose military rule following last month's coup.Neighbourhood resistance committees called the protests, demanding full civilian authority, casting aside an agreement last week that reinstated civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and brought the release of most top politicians detained since the coup.
Ray Kennedy, the former Arsenal and Liverpool star, who suffered with Parkinson's Disease for decades, has died at the age of 70.A career which began with him being rejected as a youngster by Sir Stanley Matthews at Port Vale culminated in three European Cups, a glittering testament to his determination to overcome setbacks.
Tiger Woods admits he is lucky to be alive following his horrific car crash but he intends to resume playing golf and would love to feature in the Open in 2022.The 45-year-old 15-time major winner was in pain throughout as he addressed his first press conference since February's crash.
Coach Tony Gustavsson is confident he got the answers he wanted from two testing and unconvincing performances against the United States in the Matildas' final hit-outs before January's Asian Cup.Australia lost Saturday's opening game against the world champions 3-0 in Sydney but salvaged a 1-1 draw in Newcastle on Tuesday night.
Australians living in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas are 40 per cent more likely to die from cancer, the latest government statistics show.People living in the least disadvantaged areas of Australia have a mortality rate of 130 in every 100,000 people, as compared to 185 per 100,000 in poorer areas, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's Cancer in Australia 2021 report shows.
Victorian upper house MPs have debated the state government's pandemic legislation through the night, after some last-minute changes were made to the bill to secure the support of an additional MP.Members of the Legislative Council continued to debate the Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill on Wednesday morning.
Social media giants will be forced to explain what steps they're taking to keep people safe on their platforms as part of a new inquiry.Prime Minister Scott Morrison will on Wednesday unveil the probe, which will scrutinise big tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter.
The recovery of traumatised defence veterans is being undermined by a pension system that was meant to support them, a royal commission has been told.At times the individuals are cast as "broken", putting them at higher risk of self harm, an expert explained to the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.
Members of parliament will take part in a rare conscience vote that could legalise a groundbreaking technique to stop babies being born with a debilitating and often deadly disease.The bill, commonly known as Maeve's Law, was first introduced to parliament by Health Minister Greg Hunt in March.
Severe thunderstorms delivering heavy rain and large hail have again hit north and western NSW overnight.The Bureau of Meteorology warned on Tuesday evening a "tropical airmass with abundant moisture" was in place and severe thunderstorms were likely to produce heavy rain that could cause flash floodings, damaging winds and large hailstones.
Tougher penalties breaching quarantine have come into effect in NSW after state and territory leaders agreed to avoid Omicron lockdowns while more information is gathered.All international travellers entering NSW and Victoria will need to isolate for 72 hours and take a COVID-19 test.
Penalties for people who don't comply with testing and quarantine measures have jumped five-fold in NSW after a woman infected with the Omicron variant of coronavirus unknowingly carried it into the community.On Wednesday, the penalty for non-compliance with isolation, testing and quarantine requirements increased from $1000 for individuals to $5000, and doubled from $5000 to $10,000 for corporations.