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09 April 2021, United Kingdom, London: Pharmacist Asha Fowells holds vials of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine at Copes Pharmacy and Travel Clinic in Streatham, south London. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire/dpa

Australia ditches vaccine roll-out targets

(dpa) - Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has scrapped the country's coronavirus vaccine roll-out targets, days after medical experts changed their advice on using...
A health worker holds a vial of AstraZeneca's Coronavirus vaccine at the vaccination centre at Messe Dresden convention centre during a vaccination campaign. Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Australia still waiting for 3 million AstraZeneca doses from overseas

(dpa) - Australia is still waiting for more than 3 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine that should have already arrived under its contracts,...

Australian floods: 20,000 still evacuated in New South Wales

dpa/GNA - Some 20,000 people in Australia's New South Wales were still unable to return to their homes on Thursday after being evacuated...
FILED - A German doctor prepares a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine for injection on Wednesday. Multiple countries are suspending use of the Covid-19 vaccine from the British/Swedish company out of fears that its use is linked to internal blood clots. Photo: Ronny Hartmann/dpa

Australia to ask EU for 1 million vaccines for Papua New Guinea

dpa/GNA - Australia said on Wednesday it will make a formal request to European authorities and AstraZeneca to release 1 million doses of...

Facebook and News Corp reach media deal in Australia

dpa/GNA - Rupert Murdoch's News Corp said it has reached a three-year deal with Facebook in Australia which will see the social media...
Protesters gather during the Women's March 4 Justice in Melbourne, Monday, March 15, 2021. Marches are being held around the country to raise awareness of sexual harassment against women in government and workplaces. (AAP Image/James Ross) NO ARCHIVING

Thousands protest gender discrimination and violence across Australia

dpa/GNA - Thousands of women and allies took to the streets across Australia on Sunday and Monday to protest gender discrimination and violence . The...
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Ghana records US$2.6 billion worth of FDI amid COVID-19 pandemic

Ghana has recorded a total of US$2,650.97 billion worth of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) despite the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. This represents...

Facebook blocks news in Australia

Social media giant Facebook has blocked Australians from sharing or accessing news on the platform. As of Thursday the Facebook accounts of Australian publishers ranging...

Google threatens to pull search engine from Australia over news code

dpa/GNA - Google threatened to pull its search engine from Australia on Friday over a proposed media code that would require the tech...
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Australia to go ahead with Pfizer vaccine despite elderly deaths – adviser

A vaccine adviser to the Australian government said that the country will likely go ahead with the Pfizer vaccine despite recipients dying in Norway. Allen...

Five charged in Australia over theft of millions worth of salmon

dpa/GNA - Two women and three men have been charged with stealing some 250 tonnes of salmon, worth over 4 million Australian dollars...

Aviation This Week – January Edition 3

Summaries for this week’s topical aviation news compilation features events between January 11- 16, 2021.   Emirates Suspends Flights to South Africa, Australia Between January 16th and...
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US, Britain, Canada and Australia condemn Hong Kong activist arrests

dpa/GNA - Britain, Canada, Australia and the United States condemned the mass arrests of activists in Hong Kong under a controversial national security...
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Two women die in canyoning incident in Australia

dpa/GNA - Two women died after being swept in a whirlpool while canyoning in the Blue Mountains region west of Sydney, New South...
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Australia changes one word in national anthem in ‘spirit of unity’

dpa/GNA - A single word has been changed in the Australia's national anthem to make the song more inclusive and reflect the 60,000-year...

Australia’s spike in deadly shark attacks – ‘freaky’ 2020 bad luck?

Despite having some of the world's most shark-infested waters, for the past several decades the chance of getting killed by a shark in Australia...
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Australia welcomes Israel extradition approval of sex abuse suspect

Australia's attorney general on Wednesday welcomed the news that alleged child sex abuser Malka Leifer lost an appeal in Israel's Supreme Court to block...
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Australia to refer China to the WTO over barley trade tariffs

Australia will take China to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to challenge tariffs placed on the country's barley exports earlier this year, trade minister...

Australia tries to lure young New Zealanders into summer holiday work

Australia is launching a new campaign to try and lure young New Zealanders "across the ditch" this summer to fill jobs on farms and...
Tokyo Court Grants Carlos Ghosn Bail

UN: Ghosn deserves reparations for ‘arbitrary’ detention in Japan

The former boss of carmaker Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, should receive compensation from Japan because his detention there lacked legal grounds and ran counter to...

Australia’s most populous states open borders after 138-day shutdown

The border between Australia's two most populous states reopened after a 138-day pandemic-triggered closure at one minute after midnight on Monday. For the first time...
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Australia defends climate targets after Biden 2050 net-zero pledge

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday was again forced to defend his country's climate targets after Joe Biden was declared the winner of...
A scinetist is doing research on a vaccine against COVID-19 in Shanghai. Photo:Yang Hui/Global Times

Australia to spend 500 million helping region get vaccines

Australia plans to spend 500 million Australian dollars (351 million US dollars) to secure coronavirus vaccines for its regional neighbours, the government said Saturday. Canberra...

Man critical after shark attack on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

A 59-year-old man was in a critical condition after being attacked by a shark along Australia's Great Barrier Reef on Sunday. According to local media...

Australia’s coronavirus hotspot to lift strict lockdown

Victoria, the state at the centre of Australia's second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, will move out of its strict lockdown and into its...

Australia opens quarantine-free travel bubble with New Zealand

The first flight as part of Australia's one-way travel bubble with New Zealand arrived in Sydney on Friday, with around 200 passengers allowed to...

Three whales saved from site of Australia’s worst mass stranding

Three whales were released and one died on Sunday after a new stranding at the same location as Australia's worst mass beaching of around...

Nearly 100 whales freed in Australia after mass stranding

Six more whales were rescued in a mass stranding on the west coast of Australia's State of Tasmania on Friday, bringing the total number...

Trouble in Australia’s humpback whale paradise as tourists dry up

by Duncan Murray Located just a few hours south of Sydney on Australia's scenic east coast, Jervis Bay is...

Rescuers race to save 270 stranded pilot whales in Australia as one third of...

Rescuers are racing against time to save lives as 270 pilot whales were stranded off the west coast of Australia's Tasmania and about...