* The Murray River is the continent's longest, stretching 2,508 km. It rises in the Australian Alps west of Mt Kosciuszko, meanders along the NSW-Victorian border and empties into the Great Australian Bight south of Adelaide.
Sadiq Khan has been re-elected London Mayor as had been widely expected, providing some joy to the opposition Labour Party which has suffered a series of disappointing results in other local elections.Khan, who became the first Muslim to head a major Western capital after his victory in 2016, saw off his main challenger, Shaun Bailey, the candidate from Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party.
FEDERAL BUDGET - WHAT'S KNOWN SO FAR:THE BIG PICTURE* Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg say it will be a "jobs budget" with the aim of boosting the recovery which has already begun after a short-lived recession* Economists expect a smaller budget deficit of around $60 billion for 2021/22 compared to the $108.5 billion estimated in the mid-year budget review* Debt edging towards $1 trillion* Unemployment rate of 5.
This week's federal budget will include a $353.9 million health package for women spread over four years.
Australia is treading a dangerous path by ignoring its own range of expertise on China and listening only to "China hawks", says expert author Linda Jaivin."The government should listen to a range of opinions and not have their ideological blinkers on," she told AAP.
Singer-songwriter Lloyd Price, an early rock 'n roll star and enduring maverick whose hits included such up-tempo favourites as Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Personality and the semi-forbidden Stagger Lee, has died.Price died on Monday at a long-term care facility in New Rochelle, New York, of complications from diabetes, his wife, Jacqueline Price, told The Associated Press on Saturday.
Victor Osimhen's latest impressive display has resulted in two goals and an assist in Napoli's 4-1 dismantling of relegation-threatened Spezia 4-1 in Serie A to boost their Champions League hopes.Both of Osimhen's goals came in the first half after Piotr Zielinski's 15th-minute opener on Saturday.
Each year on December 7, Gay Weir would lovingly make and decorate four birthday cakes without fail.With three of her precious quadruplets now no longer so close to home, her baking skills are a little less in demand.
Former US president Barack Obama's dog Bo has died after a battle with cancer, the Obamas have posted on social media.News of Bo's passing was shared by Obama and his wife Michelle on Instagram, where both expressed sorrow at the passing of a dog the former president described as a "true friend and loyal companion".
Hull coach Brett Hodgson has paid tribute to Tongan powerhouse Chris Satae after the former NRL player doubled his try tally for the club to help them reach the Challenge Cup semi-finals with a 20-10 win over Wigan.The 28-year-old former New Zealand Warriors forward, who scored just two tries in his debut season in England in 2020, touched down in each half on Saturday as Hull inflicted a first defeat of the campaign on Wigan, just nine days after losing to them in Super League.
South Africa's health ministry has detected the first four cases of a new coronavirus variant that emerged in India and was responsible for a surge of infections and deaths in the Asian country.Testing had also picked up 11 cases of the variant B.
Clashes have erupted between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police outside the Old City of Jerusalem as tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers prayed at the nearby Al-Aqsa Mosque on Islam's holy night of Laylat al-Qadr.Palestinian youth threw stones, lit fires and tore down police barricades in the streets leading to the walled Old City gates on Saturday, as officers on horseback and in riot gear used stun grenades and water cannons to repel them.
Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham and Wycombe have been relegated but Derby managed to beat the drop on a dramatic final day of the Championship season.Wayne Rooney's Rams twice came from behind to secure a vital 3-3 draw against Wednesday at Pride Park and escape relegation at the expense of their opponents on Saturday.
Alexander Zverev has followed up his best-ever clay court victory over Rafael Nadal by defeating Dominic Thiem to reach the final of the Madrid Open.Zverev is looking for his first Masters title since he got the better of Thiem in the final in the Spanish capital three years ago.
No Premier League title celebrations yet for Manchester City, just so much frustration after they were beaten 2-1 by Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.City hosted the Blues, who they will also face in the Champions League final, knowing that a victory would secure a third league title in four years but instead they were left to rue some regrettable decisions.
Ash Barty was still all smiles after losing a thrilling Madrid Open final to Aryna Sabalenka, "proud" of how she'd battled before finally succumbing to a powerhouse who may soon be challenging her world No.Barty's remarkable 16-match winning run on red clay was finally dynamited by the occasionally unplayable Sabalenka, who defeated her 6-0 3-6 6-4 in the 'Caja Magica' on Saturday.
Top US fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline has shut its entire network, the source of nearly half of the US East Coast's fuel supply, after a cyber attack that industry sources said was caused by ransomware.5 million barrels per day of petrol, diesel, jet fuel and other refined products through 5,500 miles (8,850 km) of pipelines linking refiners on the Gulf Coast to the eastern and southern United States.
Western Sydney coach Carl Robinson reckons his star-studded but unpredictable A-League side have found their groove and rhythm, as they battle to keep their finals hopes alive.The Wanderers followed up last week's dramatic 3-2 derby win over Sydney with a 5-0 drubbing of fellow finals aspirants Western United on Saturday.
Europeans can look forward to travelling this summer, if coronavirus cases keep declining further on the continent, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says.While the European Union is developing a vaccine certificate valid throughout the 27-nation bloc, summer vacations abroad should be possible again even for people who haven't had their shots against the coronavirus, she said on Saturday.
Australian Maverick Antcliff has given himself a shot at victory in the Canary Islands Championship going into the last round, having shot a second straight round of 64 in Tenerife.Just as on Friday, the Queenslander enjoyed a flawless, bogey-free, seven-birdie round on Saturday to move to 15-under for the championship.