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The Victorian government will spend more than $500 million on fire management as part of the state's upcoming budget.The money will be spent on firefighting equipment, new digital radios, and upgrading fire towers, to help firefighters detect and contain fires faster.
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose 43 per cent in April from the same month a year ago, preliminary government data shows, the second consecutive monthly rise as destruction picked up before the annual burning season.In the first four months of 2021, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon totaled 1157 square kilometres, an area nearly the size of Los Angeles and down four per cent from a year earlier, according to national space research agency Inpe.
The new coronavirus will no longer be circulating in Britain by August, the government's departing vaccine task force chief Clive Dix has told the Daily Telegraph."Some time in August, we will have no circulating virus in the UK", Dix said, adding he believed the vaccine booster program could be pushed back to early 2022.
China has urged United Nations member states not to attend an event planned next week by Germany, the United States and Britain on the repression of Uighur Muslims and other minorities in Xinjiang, according to a note seen by Reuters."It is a politically motivated event," China's UN mission says in the note, dated Thursday.
A 17-year-old boy has died after he was reportedly stabbed in front of horrified onlookers at a junior basketball competition in Melbourne's southwest.Emergency services were called to Eagle Stadium in Werribee around 5:50pm on Friday.
The Australian government "abandoned" a resident to die of coronavirus in India, his daughter says.Sydney woman Sonali Ralhan is angry.
Bitcoin could spark an energy crisis according to one tech expert, while others argue it's a big opportunity for green power.And it's more than likely investors - who've seen gains of more than 80 per cent this year alone - will keep betting on the volatile cryptocurrency either way.
A three-day "vaccination marathon" has started in Romania's capital of Bucharest as authorities race to inoculate the nation of more than 19 million against COVID-19.The round-the-clock event is supported by about 1200 volunteers, including Valeriu Gheorghita, a military doctor and chief of the country's vaccination committee, who administered Pfizer shots at the launch on Friday.
Brazil striker Neymar will extend his contract on Saturday with Paris St Germain by four years until 2026, French sports daily L'Equipe reported.Neymar, 29, joined PSG in 2017 from Barcelona for a record transfer fee of 222 million euros.
Burak Yilmaz scored an early penalty and added a superb long strike as French league leaders Lille won 3-0 at Lens on Friday to move four points ahead of Paris Saint-Germain.PSG must beat Rennes on Sunday to stay within one point of Lille.
Pfizer and German partner BioNTech SA have filed for full US government approval for their COVID-19 vaccine and are targeting production of four billion doses of the shot next year, mostly for low- and middle-income countries.Full approval for the vaccine, which has been authorised on an emergency basis, could help ease hesitancy to get the shot in the United States and other wealthy countries.
Will Chambers has reminded Penrith players he's won three premierships to their none in the first sign that rugby league's most famous acid tongue is back on his NRL return.Just two games into his NRL return at Cronulla, Chambers did not let a 48-0 flogging stop his verbal jousting at Bluebet Stadium on Friday.
Any ambition Josh Frydenberg may have to one day lead the Liberal party remains intact while other contenders have fallen by the wayside during some tough times for the Morrison government since the last election.Scandals have left a mark on many ministers - justified or not - but the treasurer has largely skated through like a modern day Steven Bradbury.
Manager Steve Bruce insists Newcastle must finish their Premier League survival job after Callum Wilson claimed a second-half brace in a stunning 4-2 win at Leicester.Wilson's double added to first-half goals from Joe Willock and Paul Dummett as the Magpies shocked the Foxes.
American two-time world surfing champion John John Florence is confident his latest knee injury won't derail his Olympic dream.The 28-year-old announced on Saturday he was withdrawing from the remainder of the World Surf League event at Margaret River and the follow-up event at Rottnest Island.
Real Sociedad have strengthened their hold on a Europa League spot with a 2-0 win over 10-man Elche in the Spanish league.Aritz Elustondo put the hosts ahead in the 72nd minute and Mikel Oyarzabal sealed the victory in stoppage time to increase Sociedad's advantage in fifth place.
REFINANCING: THE INS AND OUTSWHO'S REFINANCING AND WHO's NOT* One in three mortgage holders have never refinanced* The average amount saved by refinancing is just over $400 a month or almost $5000 a year. twenty per cent save more than $500 a month and seven per cent trim around $580 a month or nearly $7000 a year.
Aussies love real estate, and if it means going into long-term debt to live the dream, so be it.About 60 per cent of the nation's more than 10 million properties are under mortgage.
Augsburg's bid to ease their Bundesliga relegation worries with Markus Weinzierl back as coach has begun on a losing note with a 2-1 defeat to Stuttgart.Sasa Kalajdzic scored one and set up the other for hosts Stuttgart on Friday to end their four-game losing run and leave Augsburg just three points above the relegation zone.
A familiar sight on Aussie roads for decades, high-performance Fords used as police pursuit cars are reaching their expiry date.Australian-made Fords and Holdens have been the traditional marques to carry lights and sirens across all states and territories but since the nation stopped making cars, fleet procurement has taken a new direction.