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 2021-05-17 16:15 

The Australian

Pfizer jab can be stored in fridge for a month: EMA...

The EU's drug agency on Monday approved the storage of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in fridges for up to a month, in a move that should boost its rollout across the bloc....

 2021-05-17 16:10 

The Australian

Britain eases lockdown as Asia outbreaks fuel concern...

Britons hugged their loved ones and streamed into pubs, gyms and other indoor venues on Monday as the country eased pandemic restrictions, but Asia faced more misery with new variants and a cyclone disrupting the fight against a Covid-19 wave ravaging Ind...

 2021-05-17 16:00 

The Australian

Crews Battle Palisades Fire Spreading in Los Angeles County...

The Palisades Fire burning in Los Angeles County, California, grew to 1,325 acres and remained at zero percent containment on the evening of Sunday, May 16, fire officials said. Two individuals have been questioned by investigators in relation to the blaz...

 2021-05-17 15:54 

The Australian

France, Rwanda have 'good basis' to create relationship: Kagame...

Rwandan President Paul Kagame said Monday that Rwanda and France have a "good basis" to create a relationship after a landmark report acknowledged French responsibility over the 1994 genocide....

 2021-05-17 15:47 

The Australian

Germany to offer Covid jabs to all adults from June 7...

Germany will ditch its Covid vaccine priority list and start offering jabs to all adults from June 7, Health Minister Jens Spahn said Monday, as the inoculation drive in Europe's top economy gathers pace....

 2021-05-17 15:45 

The Australian

Smoke Billows as Palisades Fire Burns in Los Angeles County...

Two individuals have been questioned by investigators in relation to the Palisades Fire burning in Los Angeles County, Fire Captain Erik Scott said on Sunday, May 16. Scott said Los Angeles Fire Department arson investigators and the Los Angeles Police De...

 2021-05-17 14:21 

The Australian

WEF calls off 2021 Singapore summit...

The World Economic Forum announced Monday that it had called off its planned annual gathering of the world's political, economic and business elite, which had been set for August in Singapore....

 2021-05-17 14:10 

The Australian

Mumbai 'Gone Bonkers' as Rain and Winds Lash City With Cyclone Looming...

Strong wind gusts and heavy rain swept Mumbai on May 17, local news said, as Cyclone Tauktae moved slowly north off the Indian coast. The storm was due to make landfall in Gujarat at around 10 pm, forecasters said. Prince Sanghvi recorded this video showi...

 2021-05-17 14:01 

The Australian

Being stuck on the ground points to problem for Qantas...

Qantas frequent flyers have added an average of 160,000 points to their balances in the last 12 months from on-ground activities, creating an unusual problem for the airline....

 2021-05-17 14:01 

The Australian

How Aussies flushed $3K down the toilet...

Australians who dipped into their superannuation during the height of the pandemic are up to $3644 worse off today, new research has revealed....

 2021-05-17 14:00 

The Australian

Importance of knowing history in age-old conflict...

Bloodshed and terror in the Middle East are distressingly normal and, while supporting Israel is not PC, a historical recap is instructive. Jerusalem was a secular municipality until sectarian Islamists expelled all Jews in 1948, when Jordan, Syria and Eg...

 2021-05-17 14:00 

The Australian

Uber Pass launches Down Under...

Ridesharing giant Uber is capitalising on what says it is a surge in demand created in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, releasing its new membership offering, Uber Pass, in Australia....

 2021-05-17 14:00 

The Australian

'Scandal' of black kids put into care...

Nearly one in six Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children accessed child protection services last year — eight times the rate of non-Indigenous children — and an increasing number of them are in out-of-home care, new figures show....

 2021-05-17 13:31 

The Australian

There is merit in 'incentivising' stronger take-up of electric vehicles: Fitzgibbon...

Labor MP Joel Fitzgibbon says he thinks there is merit in incentivising stronger take-up in electric vehicles. "We are the slowest in the take-up in the world," Mr Fitzgibbon told Sky News. It comes as Spain has proposed a ban on the sale of conve...

 2021-05-17 13:18 

The Australian

'Thousands of people' crossing the US border each day...

Sky News Washington Correspondent Annelise Nielsen says there are thousands of people crossing the United States' southern border each day. "There has been this quick influx of people as soon as the Biden administration came in," Ms Nielsen to...

 2021-05-17 13:08 

The Australian

Russian court postpones Navalny extremism hearing...

A Russian court Monday postponed the beginning of an "extremism" hearing against the political network of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, part of a campaign to sideline opposition to President Vladimir Putin....

 2021-05-17 12:40 

The Australian

Many Australians are 'living in fear': Alan Jones...

Sky News host Alan Jones says the nation has been "brainwashed"; by alarmism with so many Australians living in fear. Mr Jones spoke of the recent polling which found 73 per cent of voters support the government's approach and believe that inte...

 2021-05-17 12:37 

The Australian

Russia warns West against Arctic encroachment ahead of talks...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday warned Western countries against staking claims in the Arctic ahead of this week's Arctic Council meeting in Reykjavik....

 2021-05-17 12:35 

The Australian

One Nation's Dale McNamara is an 'outstanding candidate': Latham...

NSW One Nation Leader Mark Latham has assessed the upcoming Upper Hunter by-election, saying One Nation's Dale McNamara is "an outstanding candidate". "That's the main point," Mr Latham told Sky News host Alan Jones. "He's ...

 2021-05-17 12:32 

The Australian

Deadly cyclone disrupts India's Covid response...

A major cyclone packing ferocious winds and threatening a destructive storm surge bore down on India on Monday, disrupting the country's response to its devastating COVID-19 outbreak....

 2021-05-17 11:59 

The Australian

Jab plan to unlock travel freedom...

Scott Morrison is pushing the states to lift domestic COVID-19 restrictions on fully vaccinated Australians as part of a road map to entrench more freedom of movement within Australia and eventually lead to the reopening of international borders....

 2021-05-17 11:55 

The Australian

Monster cyclone heads for Covid-stricken India...

A major cyclone packing ferocious winds and threatening a destructive storm surge bore down on India on Monday, disrupting the country's response to its devastating Covid-19 outbreak....

 2021-05-17 11:54 

The Australian

Alan Jones assesses one of the 'concerning stories' to arise from federal budget...

Sky News host Alan Jones says one of the "concerning stories" within last week's budget relates to the "hastily cobbled together" National Disability Insurance Scheme....

 2021-05-17 11:53 

The Australian

Working 55-hour week increases risk of death: UN...

Working more than 55 hours a week increases the risk of death from heart disease and strokes, according to a United Nations study out Monday....

 2021-05-17 11:51 

The Australian

Afterpay investing heavily...

The venture capital arm of Afterpay is getting increasingly active when it comes to investments....

 2021-05-17 11:47 

The Australian

Prince Harry 'nourishes us with more of his stupidity': Alan Jones...

When you think you've heard it all from Prince Harry, he "nourishes us with more of his stupidity," says Sky News host Alan Jones. Mr Jones said this time it has come in the form of Prince Harry "sledging his own kith and kin". "Th...

 2021-05-17 11:45 

The Australian

Blinken urges Israel and Palestinians to 'protect civilians' and children...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday urged Israel and Palestinians to "protect civilians, especially children", reiterating that Israel "as a democracy has an extra burden" to do so....

 2021-05-17 10:00 

The Australian

'We're open-minded': RA considering game-changing Super Rugby move to boost depth...

Late last year it was revealed James O'Connor was considering making the move across the ditch to play in New Zealand....

 2021-05-17 09:58 

The Australian

Disneyland Paris to reopen June 17: statement...

Disneyland Paris will reopen next month, the popular theme park said Monday as France eases Covid-19 restrictions....

 2021-05-17 09:51 

The Australian

There's more than surface differences here...

Microsoft has released the fourth iteration of Surface Laptop and it looks identical to the previous model. When we reviewed Surface Laptop 3 in October 2019, in pre-pandemic times, we lauded that there were now two sizes (13.5-inch and 15-inch). Microsof...

 2021-05-17 09:49 

The Australian

Thousands of Victorian families 'to be slugged' by increases to stamp duty and land tax...

Sky News host Peta Credlin says thousands of Victorian families are set to be slugged by increases to stamp duty and land tax."Jobs will be hit in industries under pressure," Ms Credlin said. Ms Credlin spoke to the Victorian Executive Director of...

 2021-05-17 09:01 

The Australian

Outages hammer Incitec Pivot profit...

Incitec Pivot boss Jeanne Johns says the manufacturing major will go to market to try to win a new gas contract for its Gibson Island fertiliser plant in Queensland, as the turnaround of the company's fertiliser division offered a bright spot in its h...

 2021-05-17 08:55 

The Australian

Hailstones Pelt Street in Amarillo, Texas...

A "sudden" burst of hail hit Amarillo, Texas, on May 16 as severe storms were warned across northwest Texas. Multiple severe storms capable of producing hail were expected to affect the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles late on May 16, according to th...

 2021-05-17 08:55 

The Australian

Caravan king making a motza but workers hard to find...

With people unable to travel overseas, business is booming for Gerry Ryan's Jayco caravans business as holiday-makers hit the road around Australia....

 2021-05-17 08:54 

The Australian

'Oldies' hedging their jab bets...

The federal government's hope of vaccinating the bulk of the population by the end of the year is being threatened by large numbers of people aged between 50 and 70 years old who are hedging their bets on vaccines, electing to delay vaccination with A...

 2021-05-17 08:46 

The Australian

Dutton keeps Defence staff at arm's length...

Peter Dutton has insulated his ministerial office from interference by Defence, accepting only the bare minimum of departmental staff as he prepares to shake up his $44bn portfolio....

 2021-05-17 08:40 

The Australian

V'Landys: My obligation is to the player's welfare...

NRL: Peter V'landys joins NRL 360 to discuss the foul play crackdown that happened during the NRL's Magic Round....

 2021-05-17 08:11 

The Australian

Journalists showcasing 'anti-Israel bias' now looking for support in their campaigning...

Sky News host Chris Kenny says journalists who gave Australians "anti-Israel bias" in their reporting are now looking for more support in their anti-Israel campaigning. Mr Kenny said he has shown how the ABC is "misreporting and misrepresentin...

 2021-05-17 08:11 

The Australian

What Craig McLachlan was cleared of...

Craig McLachlan's tell-all interview with Channel 7, the actor's first major media appearance since he was publicly accused of sexually harassing several co-stars, was met with significant derision on Sunday night....

 2021-05-17 08:08 

The Australian

France says to lend Sudan $1.5 billion to pay off IMF debt...

The French government will lend Sudan $1.5 billion to help the African nation pay off its massive debt to the International Monetary Fund as it emerges from decades of authoritarian rule, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Monday....

 2021-05-17 08:05 

The Australian

Shocking spike in child abuse revealed...

"Stretched" and "exhausted" law enforcement officers have struggled to keep up with an alarming surge in reports of online child exploitation, abuse and grooming, according to a new study....

 2021-05-17 08:04 

The Australian

'Brave' university move to CBD...

A plan to shift the University of Tasmania to Hobart's CBD will take a decade, cost $550m and require taxpayer investment in improved public transport....

 2021-05-17 08:02 

The Australian

Staff shortages 'no guarantee of wage growth'...

Filling the massive excess job vacancies created in the wake of the COVID-19 recession would slash nearly half a percentage point off unemployment and take the jobless rate to 5.2 per cent, according to one of the country's top labour market economist...

 2021-05-17 07:05 

The Australian

Sirens Sound as Cyclone Tauktae Causes Rough Seas in Kunkeshwar, India...

Cyclone Tauktae intensified into a "very severe cyclonic storm" causing rough seas along the western coast of India, the nation's weather body reported on Monday, May 17. Storm surges of up to three metres high (9.8 feet) in some coastal distr...

 2021-05-17 06:50 

The Australian

Long working hours are a killer, WHO says...

Working long hours is killing hundreds of thousands of people a year in a worsening trend that may accelerate further due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization said on Monday. Libby Hogan reports....

 2021-05-17 06:49 

The Australian

Former Israeli ambassador 'disturbed' by 'silence' from Arab leadership...

Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer says he is disturbed by silence from the Arab leadership about the violence unfolding in the Israel-Palestine conflict."There is a fundamental difference between what you're hearing from th...

 2021-05-17 06:25 

The Australian

Bill Gates' years-long affair with staffer exposed...

Bill Gates' squeaky clean image as a philanthropic family man is getting murkier by the day — with damning new claims shedding light on his marriage breakdown....

 2021-05-17 06:18 

The Australian

Palestine ambassador calls on Australia to put pressure on Israel...

Palestinian Ambassador to Australia Izzat Abdulhadi has told Sky News, Australia should put pressure on Israel to cease the "assault on Gaza" and immediately recognise the state of Palestine.The most recent Palestinian-Israeli conflict has moved i...

 2021-05-17 06:17 

The Australian

'Some people may die' but border must open, says Virgin chief...

Virgin Australia chief executive Jayne Hrdlicka has warned international borders need to reopen so Australia won't get left behind the rest of the world even though "some people may die"....

 2021-05-17 06:12 

The Australian

'Far-fetched' to have predicted floods: court...

It was "far-fetched and fanciful" to believe that engineers could have foreseen the Brisbane floods and made water releases to relieve the deluge, a court has heard....

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