Anti-lockdown protesters condemned
Australian politicians have condemned protests against coronavirus restrictions amid a rise in cases.
July 26, 2021 6:52 am
Delta variant spreads globally as cases soar
The Delta variant of COVID-19 has now been detected in 124 territories worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
July 25, 2021 2:33 pm
Afghanistan curfew imposed as Taliban militants advance
The Afghan government imposed a curfew across almost all of the country on Saturday in an attempt to stop the Taliban from invading cities.
July 25, 2021 2:30 pm
Rescuers search for survivors after heavy rains
Rescuers are scouring devastated parts of western India for survivors after heavy rains caused deadly floods.
July 25, 2021 7:20 am
R. Kelly accused of abusing teenage boy
US R&B star R. Kelly has been accused of fresh abuse allegations, including the claim he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old boy.
July 25, 2021 6:36 am
Australians arrested over COVID protests
Demonstrations have taken place in Australian cities against tight restrictions imposed to tackle a rise in COVID cases.
July 24, 2021 11:11 pm
Biden approves $100m emergency funds to resettle Afghan refugees
US President Joe Biden has authorised up to $100m from an emergency fund to meet “unexpected urgent” refugee needs stemming from the situation in Afghanistan.
July 24, 2021 4:07 pm
China imposes sanctions on US officials
China is imposing sanctions on several US individuals and organisations in response to recent US sanctions on Chinese officials in Hong Kong.
July 24, 2021 1:19 pm
The rush home for 20,000 Kiwis after Ardern pops travel bubble
The rush home for up to 20,000-odd Kiwis in Australia is on following the suspension of the transtasman bubble and a seven-day deadline for getting back without the need for an MIQ voucher – which are all currently taken.
July 24, 2021 12:25 pm
Military may enforce Sydney lockdown; cases tipped to rise again
NSW is bracing for another rise in COVID-19 cases today after a record rise yesterday and a state of emergency being declared.
July 24, 2021 12:21 pm
Heavy rain in India triggers floods, landslides; at least 125 dead
Rescue teams in India struggled through thick sludge and debris to reach dozens of submerged homes.
July 24, 2021 9:52 am
Victoria records 12 new local cases
There were 12 new locally-acquired cases recorded in Victoria in the 24 hours to midnight.