New Zealand PM to visit Australian counterpart

Australia’s new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has held face-to-face meetings with the leaders of the United States, India, Japan and Indonesia during his hectic two weeks in office, but he will receive a world leader for the first time when…

Cate Blanchett ‘traumatised’ by daughter’s acting request

Cate Blanchett has had a glittering career that has spanned three decades and seen her bag two Oscars, but we’ll never get to see one of her most demanding roles. The Australian star, who lives in East Sussex, has revealed…

Snake slithers out of spice shelves at Sydney supermarket

A grocery run turned into a snake rescue for an Australian woman when she was greeted by a python poking out from a supermarket shelf. Helaina Alati, 25, was at a Sydney store on Monday when the 3m non-venomous snake…

*New APC nomination fee for Lagos LG poll outrageous, says group (ThisDay)*Sanwo-Olu: Lagos completed 1,097 school projects in two years (Nation)

New APC nomination fee for Lagos LG poll outrageous, says group (ThisDay) The new nomination guidelines for Lagos local government poll aspirants by the All Progressives Congress (APC) is drawing criticisms from different quarters. One of such is coming from…

Skydiver falls to his death after parachute fails to open during competition

A 30-year-old skydiver died after his parachute failed to open during a competition. The man was performing a solo wingsuit jump at Jurien Bay in Perth, Australia, at 1.30pm yesterday during the Virtual Nationals Skydiving Competition.  The man was ‘very…

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…

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