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Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for greater world cooperation against COVID-19 and pledged to send an additional 1 billion doses of vaccine to other countries.He's also urged other powers to discard a "Cold-War mentality" at a time of rising geopolitical tensions -- a not-so-veiled swipe at the United States.
Greece has imposed a vaccination mandate for people over age 60, as coverage remains below the European Union average and a recent spike in infections has sustained pressure on hospitals.Older people failing to get vaccinated will face penalties, starting at a 50-euro ($A79) fine in January and followed by a monthly fine of 100 euros after that.
Max Bryant smashed a BBL career-best 81 to give struggling Brisbane Heat some hope in their clash with newly minted minor premiers Perth Scorchers.Batting first after winning the toss, Brisbane made 7-155 at Melbourne's Marvel Stadium, with Bryant's 56-ball innings accounting for more than half their total.
A giant asteroid, bigger than any building on Earth, is about to expected to soar past Earath.Called 7482 (1994 PC1), the asteroid is more than a kilometre wide at 1052 metres.
A delegation of Indonesian officials has made a rare visit to Israel to discuss coronavirus strategies, despite the countries not having diplomatic relations, Israel's Army Radio reports.The Indonesian health officials aimed "to learn how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic" and met with Israeli officials, the report said.
British opposition Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has refused to apologise over images of him drinking beer in an office in April 2021 in the run-up to the May 2021 elections.At the time coronavirus rules meant indoor socialising was banned in England.
Three fuel trucks have exploded, killing three people, and a fire has broken out near Abu Dhabi airport in what Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group says is an attack deep inside the United Arab Emirates.The Houthi movement, which is battling a Saudi-led coalition that includes the UAE, has frequently launched cross-border missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, but has claimed few such attacks on the UAE, mostly denied by Emirati authorities.
Dimitar Kovacevski is the new prime minister of North Macedonia.The parliament in Skopje elected the Social Democrat and his Cabinet late on Monday with a majority of 62 out of 120 votes, the news portal makfax.
Embracing the hype and pressure, Ash Barty has made an early Australian Open statement with a 6-0 6-1 thrashing of Lesia Tsurenko to cruise into the second round.In a ruthless performance on Rod Laver Arena, a steely eyed Barty raced through the straight-sets victory in just 54 minutes to continue her perfect start to the year.
A baby boy is fighting for life in a NSW hospital after a car crash on the state's mid-north coast that also injured two women.Emergency services were called to a road near Forster about 1.
A hot air balloon accident that left two people seriously injured on New Year's Eve in Victoria is being probed by the aviation watchdog.The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating the "hard landing" involving Picture This Ballooning about four kilometres from Lilydale in the Yarra Valley.
Melbourne City will face Korean Cup winners Jeonnam Dragons as well as the champions of Thailand and the Philippines in their inaugural Asian Champions League campaign.The A-League Men champions were drawn in Group G of the continental competition on Monday where they'll face Jeonnam as well as BG Pathum United and United City.
India's capital Delhi and financial hub Mumbai have reported a big fall in COVID-19 infections in the past two days and most of those who contracted the virus have recovered at home, authorities say.Mumbai's daily new infections fell below 10,000 on Sunday for the first time since early this month, after touching an all-time high of 20,971 on January 7.
The haunting photo shows Michelle Fluegge, 56, laying unconscious on a ventilator with tubes in her nose. Read about her battle to beat Covid-19.
A remote Queensland region that champions camel races and the mysterious Min Min Lights now has another claim to fame.Boulia in the state's far west is officially the only local government area to not have recorded a case in Queensland's COVID-19 surge.
Influenza has returned to Europe at a faster-than-expected rate this winter after almost disappearing last year, raising concerns about a prolonged "twindemic" with COVID-19 amid doubts about the effectiveness of flu vaccines.Lockdowns, mask-wearing and social distancing that have become the norm in Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic knocked out flu last winter, temporarily eradicating a virus that globally kills about 650,000 a year, according to EU figures.
AUSTRALIAN VACCINATION NUMBERS:* There have been 46,069,292 vaccine doses administered in the national COVID-19 rollout up to Sunday, including 115,279 in the previous 24 hours.* Of that total, 27,972,212 have been administered by commonwealth facilities, an increase of 60,147 in the previous 24 hours.
Prison escapees on the run for three days in the heat of the Northern Territory outback have been urged to surrender for their own safety.Richard Henwood, 37, Ezra Austral, 23, and Maximus Cutta, 20, fled the Barkly Work Camp - about 1000km south of Darwin - on Saturday after prising off their electronic monitoring devices.
Mainland China's birth rate dropped to a record low in 2021, data shows, extending a downward trend that led Beijing last year to begin allowing couples to have up to three children.China scrapped its decades-old one-child policy in 2016, replacing it with a two-child limit to try to avoid the economic risks from a rapidly aging population, but the high cost of urban living has deterred couples from having more children.
The operator of a South Australian abattoir has defended its handling of a COVID-19 outbreak declaring the health and safety of its workers always comes first.Supermarket giant Woolworths suspended arrangements with the Teys Australia facility, in SA's southeast, amid union claims staff were being forced to continue to work after being infected.