Australian vaccine abandoned over false HIV response

A promising Australian candidate for a coronavirus vaccine has been abandoned after trial participants returned false HIV positive results. Australia had previously agreed to buy 51 million doses of the vaccine being developed by Australian firm CSL and the University…

Australia records zero Covid-19 cases for first time in five months

Australia has recorded its first day of no local cases of Covid-19 in almost five months. Zero cases were reported in the 24 hours between 20:00 on Friday and 20:00 on Saturday – the first time this has happened since…

Australian rescuers work to save stranded pilot whales on Tasmania

Around one third of an estimated 270 pilot whales that became stranded on Australia’s island state of Tasmania have died, with rescuers managing to return 25 to the sea in an ongoing operation, officials said Tuesday. The whales were discovered…

Humpback whale finds escape from Australian crocodile river

A humpback whale that took a wrong turn into a crocodile-infested river in Australia has safely returned to sea. The whale was first seen in the Northern Territory (NT) river over a week ago, prompting fears it may get stuck…

Lion attack leaves zookeeper badly injured

A zookeeper has been critically injured in a lion attack in Australia, authorities say. The woman suffered face and neck injuries on Tuesday at Shoalhaven Zoo, about 150km (90 miles) south of Sydney. The zoo declined to immediately comment on…

*Eight arrested for killing policeman, churchgoer, woman in Lagos (Punch) *Two remanded for allegedly defiling minor, neighbour’s daughters (Guardian)

Eight arrested for killing policeman, churchgoer, woman in Lagos (Punch) The Lagos State Police Command, on Wednesday, said it had arrested three suspects, Paul Peter, Rasaki Ibrahim and Damilare Abimbola, for allegedly killing one Kayode Babalola in the Alapere area…

ATP Cup: Great Britain beaten by Australia in quarter-finals (BBC)

Great Britain missed out on the ATP Cup semi-finals after Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury lost the decisive doubles rubber against Australia despite having four match points. The 3-6 6-3 18-16 win for Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur after…

Jay-Z suing Australian children’s bookstore for using his image and lyrics (Page6)

Jay-Z is suing a small web-based shop in Sydney, Australia, called The Little Homie, according to the New York Times. The item that sparked the lawsuit is a book  called “A B to Jay-Z” which repurposes a line from the…

Australian police find body in search for missing Briton Aslan King (BBC)

Australian police say they have found a man’s body in their search for missing British man Aslan King. The body is yet to be formally identified but police say they believe it is Mr King, who has been missing in…

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Eaglets seek perfect record against Australia (NewTelegraph)

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets will be wary of desperate Australia as they attempt to maintain their perfect run in the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup when the two teams clash in the last group game today. Eaglets have already booked their…

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