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Wed 20 Jan 2021

World facing ‘catastrophic failure’

World facing ‘catastrophic failure’

The world is on the brink of a “catastrophic moral failure”, the head of the WHO has warned in a scathing, blunt speech to nations this week.

Tue 19 Jan 2021

Airline’s weird move after COVID death

Airline’s weird move after COVID death

An airline in the US has provided a passenger who risked his life to save another a voucher for his efforts and “inconvenience”.

Kamala Harris laughs at cheeky Trump jab

Kamala Harris laughs at cheeky Trump jab

A TikTok video posted by Kamala Harris’ niece has gained more than 16 million views, showing the incoming VP laughing at a cheeky Donald Trump swipe.

'Immature, impolite': Melania's brutal snub to Jill Biden

'Immature, impolite': Melania's brutal snub to Jill Biden

Before she leaves the White House, Melania Trump will break with a 70-year-old tradition for outgoing First Ladies with a brutal gesture.

Norway deaths won’t affect rollout

Norway deaths won’t affect rollout

A spate of deaths potentially linked to the Pfizer vaccine in Norway won’t stop the elderly receiving the jab, but Aussies could still receive multiple vaccines.

Tech giants’ bans have trumped free speech

Premium Content Tech giants’ bans have trumped free speech

If you are so repulsed by what Donald Trump says on his social media platforms, unfollow or block him, writes Jake Thrupp.

Qld morgue worker in thick of UK’s virus horror

Premium Content Qld morgue worker in thick of UK’s virus horror

The deadly second wave is causing UK morgues to run out of space, prompting a warning from a Queenslander stuck in the middle of it.

ANZAC Day plot: ‘Youngest terrorist’ freed in stunning move

Premium Content ANZAC Day plot: ‘Youngest terrorist’ freed in stunning move

A teenage terrorist who plotted an attack on a Melbourne ANZAC Day march has been granted parole in the UK despite originally being jailed for life.

How will Kim and Kanye divide up their empire?

How will Kim and Kanye divide up their empire?

The new year has started with it’s first A-list break up, as Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are reportedly close to filing for divorce.

PM condemns US rioters ahead of inauguration

Premium Content PM condemns US rioters ahead of inauguration

Scott Morrison has “echoed” the remarks of other world leaders in condemning the US Capitol violence, but did not name Donald Trump as a source of the incident.

Hunt for COVID’s missing ‘patient zero’

Hunt for COVID’s missing ‘patient zero’

This is the only known photo of Huang Yanling, a researcher at the Wuhan Institute of Virology who disappeared after being named as “patient zero”.

Mon 18 Jan 2021

BRUTAL REALITY CHECK: No international travel until 2022

BRUTAL REALITY CHECK: No international travel until 2022

Australia’s top health chief has dashed hopes that the rollout of the vaccine will allow people to travel overseas this year.

Trump’s final days could divide US for years to come

Premium Content Trump’s final days could divide US for years to come

The future of the Republican Party and democracy as we know it are on the line as Joe Biden prepares to take over from America’s most divisive president of all time.

Beatles producer dies in jail, 81

Beatles producer dies in jail, 81

Convicted murderer and The Beatles music producer Phil Spector has died behind bars after contracting coronavirus.

Kayleigh’s big move before Trump leaves

Kayleigh’s big move before Trump leaves

Trump’s press secretary Kayleigh McEnany decided to leave the White House just days before president-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office.

US cities brace for trouble ahead of Biden inauguration

Premium Content US cities brace for trouble ahead of Biden inauguration

Following the arrest of an armed man, National Guard troops have been deployed to Washington as other major cities prepare for chaos.

One person who could save, or sink, Trump

One person who could save, or sink, Trump

In the Senate, just one person could now stand between Donald Trump shrugging off impeachment or leaving office in humiliation. His next move is crucial.

Sun 17 Jan 2021

Woman ‘seduces’ stepson, has his baby

Woman ‘seduces’ stepson, has his baby

A weight loss influencer who dumped her husband after she “seduced” her stepson has now given birth to his baby.

Two words that have enraged Beijing

Two words that have enraged Beijing

It’s just two little words, really quite vague in their meaning. But in the last week, their mention in a secret US document has made Beijing’s blood boil.

Sat 16 Jan 2021

Aussie nurse’s London COVID nightmare

Premium Content Aussie nurse’s London COVID nightmare

Desperate resuscitations, 15-hour shifts, horror nightmares and heartbreak. An Aussie nurse describes what it’s like working on the frontline in London.

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