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Sex consent app proposal sparks backlash

Australians have derided a suggestion by the New South Wales (NSW) police commissioner that an app could be used to register sexual consent. On Thursday,...

No reason to stop using AstraZeneca, says WHO

Countries should not stop using AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine over fears it causes blood clots as there is no indication this is true, the World...

Covid pushes New Zealand into worst recession

New Zealand is in its deepest recession in decades, following strict measures in response to the Covid-19 pandemic which were widely praised. The country's GDP...

Air Peace sacks pilots, cuts salaries by 40%

Local carrier, Air Peace, has sacked scores of pilots across its fleet and have slashed staff salaries by up to 40 per cent, the...

116 countries backing Australia to investigate cause of COVID-19

The alliance of countries that have responded to Australia’s call to launch an independent investigation into what had caused the COVID-19 pandemic has grown to 116

Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard dies

Pioneering rock 'n' roll singer Little Richard nicknamed The Innovator, The Originator and The Architect of Rock and Roll has died at the age of...

Coronavirus: Scientists begin tests of potential vaccines

Scientists in Australia have begun testing two potential coronavirus vaccines in "milestone" lab trials. The vaccines, made by Oxford University and US company Inovio Pharmaceutical,...

Coronavirus: US confirms first death

The US has reported the first death from the new coronavirus in the country, in the state of Washington. Officials said the patient was a...

Coronavirus: Japan to shut all schools

Japan is to ask all schools to close from Monday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says. The closure -...

Nigeria, Australia move to develop ICT sector

The Federal Government and the Commonwealth of Australia have concluded plans to collaborate to improve the information and communications technology (ICT), housing, agriculture, works and health sectors in the country.

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