Tom Hanks released from hospital after virus quarantine
17 March 2020 | 3:15 pm
Tom Hanks has been released from the Australian hospital where he was in isolation since testing positive for the coronavirus last week. Australia has so far confirmed nearly 400 cases of the coronavirus.
25 Sep 2021
The US and UK will share nuclear-powered submarine technology with Australia as part of the new three-way defensive alliance. The move comes amid tense relations with China.
21 Sep 2021
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces a new Indo-Pacific strategic alliance with Australia and the US, dubbed AUKUS, in a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison US President Joe Biden. As part of the deal, the US will help Australia acquire nuclear powered submarines.
22 Sep 2021
Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian lamented the "duplicity, disdain and lies" from allies over the growing crisis. The French Ambassador to Australia said he read about the scuttled defense deal in the Australian press.
20 Sep 2021
Pyongyang has said it would take action if a new Indo-Pacific alliance between the US, Australia and the UK had "even the smallest negative effect" on North Korea's security.
22 Sep 2021
CCTV footage shows a ski run at Mount Buller during an earthquake that shook southeastern Australia. The US Geological Survey put the magnitude of the quake at 5.8, later revised up to 5.9, and said it struck at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles).
11 Oct 2021
A set of hulking machines from 'Mad Max: Fury road' await a new owner in a Sydney warehouse as a far-out fleet of 13 from the 2015 film goes up for sale.
28 Sep 2021
From Tom Hanks at Los Angeles' new film museum, via Bali, where we meet a young climate change activist, and Paris for the blockbuster exhibition of the year, Eve Jackson brings you the week's culture news.
27 Sep 2021
The premier of Australia's most populous state New South Wales says "quite confidently" that vaccinated Sydney residents will finally emerge from a lengthy lockdown on October 11.
9 Oct 2021
France says it is sending its ambassador back to Australia to help "redefine the terms'' of the bilateral relationship after Canberra ditched a multibillion-dollar submarine contract.
31 Oct 2021
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces a much-delayed pledge to meet 2050 net-zero emissions target ahead of a landmark UN climate summit. Widely seen as a climate laggard, Australia is one of the world's largest coal and gas exporters and its conservative government has resisted climate action for most of its eight-year term.
2 Nov 2021
Australia reopened its borders Monday, permitting citizens to return and exit the country. Foreign workers in Australia remain unable to do so though.
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The majority of Portugal fans believe that Cristiano Ronaldo should not start for the national team at the World Cup. In a recent survey conducted by the Portuguese sports newspaper A Bola, 70% of fans said he should be dropped. Ronaldo has struggled to make his mark in Qatar, and has looked off the pace and out of shape.
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Shops closed in several Iranian cities after activists called for a general strike. Meanwhile, Iranian authorities said that protesters' sentences will be "carried out swiftly."
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South Africa's embattled leader Cyril Ramaphosa is seeking to annul a bombshell report in court after calls for his removal grew louder. His ANC party has vowed to back him on any potential impeachment proceedings.
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African international film festival (AFRIFF) is Africa's number 1 destination promoting & celebrating film & visual storytelling in Nigeria. It anchors the globe award in the celebration of the year's greatest achievement in film, both in Africa and across the globe.
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Nigeria's state railway company resumed a popular train service between the capital Abuja and the northern state of Kaduna that was suspended in March after gunmen killed passengers and kidnapped several dozens.
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The unidentified 58-year-old was one of three men detained on suspicion of money laundering as the UK attempts to disrupt possible criminal actions of oligarchs linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin.