Yahoo News Now Special Report
Yahoo News Now Special Report
The universe is repaying the Socceroos for their sacrifices during the COVID pandemic which built an unbreakable bond of mateship, coach Graham Arnold says.Arnold believes COVID-related hardships are a key factor in his Australian squad's unlikely journey to a World Cup knockout clash against Argentina.
Three things are in the Socceroos' favour against Argentina, coach Graham Arnold says.One, having just two days to ponder their World Cup round of 16 clash against Lionel Messi's team.
Hannah Green insists she's ready for the blow torch as she tries to fend off the fierce challenges and become the first local to claim the Australian Open women's golf crown in almost a decade.Green will carry a two-stroke lead into the third round after bursting from a star-studded pack with a sizzling six-under-par 66 on Friday.
Test captain Pat Cummins has some bad news for commentators - don't expect a follow-on to happen under his watch.Australia took a stranglehold on the first Test against the West Indies in Perth after dismissing the visitors for 283.
Knowing winning breeds confidence, Adam Scott would love nothing more than to get his hands on the Stonehaven Cup once more to kick-start what he hopes will be a glorious 2023.Scott enters Saturday's third round of the Australian Open seemingly with his best chance yet to win his national championship for a second time.
A prosecutor's decision to drop charges against the man accused of raping Brittany Higgins in a parliamentary office has sparked calls for changes to how the justice system supports complainants.The case has demonstrated the personal toll in seeking justice for alleged sexual assaults.
Chris Dawson will likely die behind bars for the murder of his wife 40 years ago unless an appeal to overturn his conviction is successful.On Friday, Dawson, now 74, was sentenced to at least 18 years in prison after killing his wife Lynette at their northern beaches Sydney home and disposing of her body in January 1982.
The South Australian Riverland town of Renmark is just about ready for the surge of water heading its way.Flows down the Murray are expected to peak in the town in about two weeks, with water levels predicted to be the highest since the 1970s.
Australia's first federal anti-corruption watchdog is seeking a commissioner to lead its work, offering a salary package higher than that of the chief justice.Federal parliament this week approved laws to set up the National Anti-Corruption Commission.
The ink might still be drying on one batch of industrial relations reforms, but the Labor government is already gearing up for round two.Anthony Albanese has signalled there is more to come after passing contentious multi-employer bargaining laws.
More than half of Australian cancer patients experience systemic barriers to accessing the care they need, a new report has found.The report, Addressing The Hidden Burdens of Cancer Care, said the majority of those surveyed noted complexities in navigating cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment, as well as the difficulties of managing life around their care.
The Ukrainian government will draw up a law banning churches affiliated with Russia under moves described by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy as necessary to prevent Russia being able to "weaken Ukraine from within".In a move condemned in Moscow, Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council told the government to draft the law following a series of raids on parishes that Ukraine says could be taking orders from Russia as it wages war on Ukraine.
Malaysia's newly-appointed Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim says he will also serve as the country's finance minister, retaking a cabinet role he first held 30 years ago as he looks to address a slowing economy.He also appointed Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who has been charged with graft, as a co-deputy prime minister, indicative of the need to appease coalition partners essential for the stability of his administration.
US stock indexes have fallen sharply, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq leading losses, as higher than expected job additions in November reignited investor concerns about the Federal Reserve continuing on its path of aggressive monetary policy tightening.The Labor Department's jobs report showed non-farm payrolls rose by 263,000, compared with an estimated 200,000, as US employers hired more workers than expected in November and raised wages despite mounting worries of a recession.
Alex Jones has filed for bankruptcy, less than two months after a jury ordered him and the parent company of his Infowars website to pay nearly $US1 billion ($A1.5 billion) in compensatory damages to relatives of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting.
Maddison Levi has proved the opening-day star for Australia's world champions at the Dubai Sevens, shooting over for seven tries in three games as they swept into the women's quarter-finals.Charlotte Caslick was leading the team on Friday in her first tournament of the season since she was awarded the World Rugby sevens player of the year award, and helped orchestrate their three comfortable group victories, which featured 16 tries.
Eddie Jones will learn if he is to continue as England head coach next week with the Rugby Football Union's review into a dismal autumn set to conclude on Tuesday.Jones is fighting for his future after presiding over England's worst year since 2008, comprising six defeats, a draw and five wins and ending with Saturday's chastening loss to world champions South Africa.
The Adelaide 36ers have dug their way out of a massive hole to pinch a dramatic 78-75 NBL victory over the Cairns Taipans.The Sixers started poorly in Friday night's game at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, falling behind by 19 points in the second term and by 17 early in the third before conjuring a spirited finish.
Formula One has announced that the Chinese Grand Prix will not take place in 2023, making it the fourth year in a row the race has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.F1 has not visited the Shanghai circuit since 2019 as China pursues a strict policy of lockdowns and entry restrictions during the pandemic.
English county Durham have announced the appointment of Australian Ryan Campbell as their new head coach.The 50-year-old, who has been in charge of the Netherlands men's national side for the past four years, has agreed a three-year deal with the county.