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Authorities confirm baby with COVID-19 died last month

Authorities confirm baby with COVID-19 died last month

It’s believed the death of the baby, from regional NSW, is the youngest COVID fatality recorded in the state.

Australian girl, 14, locked in Thai COVID hotel as travel horror stories pile up

Jo Foggo, husband Chris Smith, and children Saxon and Savannah, at the Khao Sok National Park in Thailand one week before a positive COVID-19 test threw their plans for a return journey into chaos.

Thai authorities separated a young girl from her family and locked her in COVID isolation earlier this month. It’s one of a number of holiday horror stories some travellers are blaming on Qantas’ travelling requirements.

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Setbacks for Biden require ‘stalwart’ effort to unify party, push agenda

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Another big promise by the US president has been torpedoed. What comes next for voting rights reform in America?

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Biden’s ‘minor incursion’ in Ukraine gaffe sends White House scrambling to clarify

At a news conference on Thursday AEDT, Biden indicated Russia could bear a lower cost for an incursion rather than an invasion.

Boris Johnson critics face ‘blackmail’: Tory MP

Prime Minister Boris Johnson dismissed the claim.

A Conservative member of Parliament said legislators calling for a challenge to Johnson’s leadership have faced “intimidation” and urged them to contact the police. 

Son gets $50,000, ex-wives nothing out of Edelsten’s $1 million estate

Geoffrey Edelsten with his then fiancee Brynne Gordon at Bondi Beach in 2009.

Probate records shows the late businessman Geoffrey Edelsten left no money to his ex-wives.

Labor has climate policy edge over Coalition, solid support for Greens

Asked to choose between a series of climate policies, a quarter chose the Greens’ plan. When narrowed to just the major parties, Labor had the edge in the survey.

Billionaire investor says historic sharemarket crash is ‘nearly certain’

Jeremy Grantham, co-founder of US fund manager GMO, believes the sharemarket is in the grip of an “epic bubble”.

Jeremy Grantham, who predicted the tech bubble and financial crisis, said the historic collapse in stocks he predicted a year ago is underway

Stats show why Maxwell was so hard to bowl at in record-breaking 154

The remarkable numbers behind Glenn Maxwell’s star turn show how he built such an impressive innings.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20: Alana King of Australia celebrates the wicket of Tammy Beaumont of England  caught and bowled during the First T20 International Match in the Ashes Series between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on January 20, 2022 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Mark Brake/Getty Images)

Australia claim first Ashes win against England after shock axing of Ellyse Perry

It is the first time the star all-rounder has been left out of an Australian side in more than a decade when fit.

Nick Kyrgios shows his frustration.

Crafty Medvedev brings the Kyrgios show to a halt

Nick Kyrgios put on a show in the first round against a qualifier and won. Against the second seed, things were altogether different.

‘Special moment’: Stosur farewells singles play after Australian Open loss

Sam Stosur waves to the crowd after her final singles match at the Australian Open.

“I’m proud of what I’ve been able to do, and I’ve always felt support from the public,” the former US Open champion said.

Medvedev slams booing fans, Kyrgios says tennis needs to engage with fans or ‘die out’

For the second straight match involving the local favourite, his opponent complained afterwards of the disrespectful treatment they were given by hostile fans in the crowd booing and sledging.

How much it costs to buy a home in Australia’s top holiday spots

The Gold Coast was the highest-ranked Australian city on a new list of top holiday destinations.

A new ranking of top holiday destinations as voted by travellers features a string of Australian cities. Here’s how much it costs to turn your vacation into a staycation.

My $1200-a-night holiday rental didn’t even provide sheets

Messy bed

I booked a beachside holiday house - listed at $1200 a night - and was told to BYO almost everything, including toilet paper.

No, you don’t need a detox juice cleanse. Here’s why

Health experts say the human body’s built-in detoxification system, which includes the skin, lungs, liver and digestive tract, is all we need.

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Immigration Minister Alex Hawke says Djokovic presents an ongoing threat to public health and civil order.
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A straight sets walloping in court’s Djokovic judgment

The Federal Court found the deportation of Novak Djokovic was lawful for two simple reasons.

Watch out for this Demon at the Open

Watch out for this Demon at the Open

After a disappointing 2021, Alex de Minaur is making an impression early in 2022. He is leading the nation’s men’s line-up at the Australian Open.

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The COVID risks to children is low.

NSW recruits emergency teachers as schools safeguard RATs

As the wait for NSW’s back-to-school plan continues ahead of next week’s reopening, teachers and principals worry they are not being given enough time to prepare.

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Baby’s body found in freezer, police release woman after questioning

Baby’s body found in freezer, police release woman after questioning

The mother was arrested at the house in Corowa where she was staying with her parents and newborn, but she was later released without charge.

Calls for local manufacturing of RATs amid pitch to produce 2 million a week

Calls for local manufacturing of RATs amid pitch to produce 2 million a week

Two million rapid antigen tests could be produced in Australia every week under a pitch to use existing facilities for local manufacturing.

Vaccine uptake for kids slower than teens, but few report adverse effects

Christine Kelly administering a COVID-19 vaccine to 7-year-old Cohen Doherty.

Ten days since the first shots were administered last Monday, 21.7 per cent of eligible younger children in NSW had received a COVID-19 vaccine.

NSW Deputy Commissioner Mick Willing resigns

NSW Deputy Commissioner Mick Willing resigns

His resignation comes less than two months after an unsuccessful bid to become NSW Police commissioner.

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The 2021 HSC student honour roll

Find every student who achieved a band 6 or E4 in the 2021 HSC.

Abigail Carungay from James Ruse Agricultural High School.

‘I was screaming for quite a bit’: ATARs deliver a high for students after the lows of 2021

James Ruse’s Abigail Carungay got out of bed at 5.45am not for her HSC marks, but for the camaraderie.

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Nurses are among the essential workers  who can struggle to find an affordable rental.

Rental ‘tragedy’ pricing out the essential workers who are keeping cities running

The housing affordability crisis is leaving essential workers – many of whom kept the country going during lockdown – increasingly facing rental stress.

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Mamma mia! Got a spare $740 million for this Italian masterpiece?

The price of an Italian villa with a Caravaggio masterpiece on the ceiling will be slashed by almost $150 million after it failed to sell.

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Nick Kyrgios shows his frustration.

Crafty Medvedev brings Kyrgios show to a halt

Nick Kyrgios put on a show in the first round against a qualifier and won. Against the second seed things were altogether different.

Jonathan Thurston.

JT? Hodges? How All Stars will double as Indigenous coaching pathway

The All Stars game will develop the Generation Next Indigenous coaches as the NRL assured players involved this year would be returned safely to their clubs.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20: Alana King of Australia celebrates the wicket of Tammy Beaumont of England  caught and bowled during the First T20 International Match in the Ashes Series between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on January 20, 2022 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Mark Brake/Getty Images)

Australia claim first Ashes win against England after shock axing of Ellyse Perry

It is the first time the star all-rounder has been left out of an Australian side in more than a decade when fit.

Nick Kyrgios and Ash Barty.

How do you take your tennis superstar: Beige Barty or Cray-cray Kyrgios?

Ash Barty has mastered the art of giving nothing away. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

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Mohammad Hasnain and Moises Henriques square off.

‘He should be punished’: Hodge slams Henriques for sledge but Sixers skipper won’t be sanctioned

Four days after Moises Henriques yelled “nice throw mate” to Mohammad Hasnain, the Sydney Thunder quick was reported for a suspected illegal action.

Spanish player Garbine Muguruza spoke about the COVID-19 testing regime at the Australian Open.

‘Optional thing’: Tennis Australia under fire over testing system as Tiley makes rare appearance

Tennis Australia is under fresh scrutiny over its COVID-19 testing regime for Australian Open players as chief executive Craig Tiley was booed during an on-court appearance on Thursday.

Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic talk tactics in their first-round doubles win during day four of the 2022 Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic: The two best players you’ve never heard of

Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic dominate the doubles scene but get little attention for their deeds.

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