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Israeli officials say people aged over 60 will be offered a third coronavirus booster jab as authorities in China scramble to deal with a rash of infections traced to a major airport.A third shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be given to people in the age group as part of a world first in efforts to slow the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.
With so much on the line - the golden slam, the calendar-year grand slam, Olympic singles gold - it's a mystery to many why Novak Djokovic decided to enter the mixed doubles tournament at the Tokyo Olympics.Why risk injury or getting fatigued because of an event that doesn't have much of a following and might distract from the more pressing goals within reach.
Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen's war of words has escalated ahead of Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix, with the world champion telling his rival he would not change one thing about their 180mph crash at Silverstone.Eleven days on from the accident which has lit the blue touch paper on this season's Formula One fight, Hamilton - despite being deemed "predominantly at fault" by the stewards - insisted he had no regrets, and knocked back Verstappen's suggestion that his victory celebrations in fron
Australia's new rocket man Zac Stubblety-Cook knows he can no longer be the invisible man of the Olympic pool after his dazzling late swoop for gold in the 200m breaststroke - but he reckons his triumph has only made him hungrier for more glory.The Brisbane-based 22-year-old was left reflecting on his problematic route to the top of the Tokyo podium which saw him overcome both the removal of a tumour from his shoulder in 2015 and a "depressing" two-month spell out of the water last year when he
Sunisa Lee wasn't the star attraction in Tokyo's Ariake Arena - but she wrote a story that deserved to escape the shadow of her illustrious US teammate Simone Biles, who watched her from the front row of the sparsely-populated stands.The 18-year-old Lee pipped powerhouses, including Russia's Angelina Melnikova and Brazil's Rebeca Andrade, to the biggest prize in artistic gymnastics on Thursday - and she was elated to be roared to victory by the great Biles.
Parramatta coach Brad Arthur has blamed dumb decisions for a 28-0 loss to Sydney Roosters that has the NRL side clutching onto their top-four hopes.The Eels sunk to their third loss from their past four games on Thursday night as they prepare for a tough end to the season, facing all top three sides in the five rounds before finals.
Swimmer Emma McKeon is on the verge of becoming another Australia double gold medallist at the Tokyo Olympics.McKeon enters Friday's 100m freestyle final as hot favourite to win her fourth medal of the Games.
Tom Dearden's last win in the NRL came more than two years ago in a victory for Brisbane against the Warriors.Now a North Queensland halfback, the young playmaker hopes to eradicate a horror 21 game losing streak when he lines up against the side he began his NRL career with before being shipped to the Cowboys in a mid-year deal.
The military and police officers will enter the areas worst hit by Sydney's virus outbreak to ensure two million residents are complying with harsh lockdown restrictions.As Sydney prepares to break Thursday's high-water mark of 239 new cases, NSW police will begin knocking on doors looking for people in homes other than their own.
Victorian health authorities have managed to link a mystery case of COVID-19 to current outbreaks in the state.But they are still trying to discover how the man, who was working as a traffic controller at the Moonee Valley drive-through testing site, managed to catch the virus.
Ben Roberts-Smith's high-profile defamation trial is expected to continue hearing evidence on Friday from Afghan witnesses about a controversial SAS mission during which local man Ali Jan was killed.Mr Roberts-Smith, 42, claims Ali Jan was a Taliban fighter whereas the respondents - three newspapers - say he was kicked off a small cliff while handcuffed.
Going harder and faster on emission reduction beyond net zero by 2050 would make Australia economically stronger, new modelling shows.Australia has not committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2050, but says it is a preference to get there by then.
South Australians have been urged to complete any quarantine periods and follow COVID-19 restrictions to ensure no flare-up in a local cluster of virus cases.SA reported two new infections on Thursday, 10 days after their first case was discovered.
Australia's leaders will start charting a course to fully reopening the nation based on new coronavirus vaccination rate modelling.Prime Minister Scott Morrison will on Friday chair a national cabinet meeting of state premiers and territory chief ministers.
Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou is sure they will be stronger and better equipped for their next European test after crashing out of the Champions League.The Hoops dropped into the Europa League qualifiers after a 2-1 extra-time defeat by Midtjylland in Denmark saw them fall at the first hurdle in Europe's elite competition.
The head of the competition watchdog has called for greater regulation when government assets are privatised to avoid future monopolies that come at a cost to Australian consumers.Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chair Rod Sims says there are many examples of privatisations that have been done well and have benefited Australia.
Trevor Milton, the founder and former chief executive of Nikola Corp, has been criminally charged with defrauding investors by lying to them about the electric- and hydrogen-powered truck maker.In an indictment, prosecutors in New York charged Milton with two counts of securities fraud and one count of wire fraud over his statements from November 2019 to September 2020 about Nikola's products and technology.
Three more people have been found dead after an explosion at an industrial park in western Germany, bringing the death toll from the blast to five, police and prosecutors say.They said they would not provide further details until the dead had been identified.
The Tokyo Olympics have served up another slice of history as San Marino became the least populated country ever to win an Olympic medal at the summer or winter Games.Alessandra Perilli clinched bronze in the women's trap shooting on Thursday, becoming the first person to win an Olympic medal for the Italian microstate of around 34,000 inhabitants.
Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops have clashed following the funeral of a child believed killed by army fire the previous day in the occupied West Bank.A Palestinian was critically injured in the violence on Thursday.