A descendant of the highly-transmissible Omicron strain that appears to be even more contagious, but no more severe, has emerged - and it’s already been detected in Australian cases. Here’s what we know.
In an extraordinary press conference, Putin’s man in Canberra has accused Australia of provoking war in Ukraine.
China has announced it will strengthen its governance in space over the next five years to better protect its assets, and will co-operate with other nations.
Burkina Faso's new military leader Lieutenant Colonel Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba has spoken in his first public address to the nation since seizing power.
Swedish officials have approved plans to bury about 8000 tonnes of highly radioactive nuclear waste 500 metres below the ground in the bedrock.
Simon Johnson and Johan Ahlander
Rapid antigen tests are in high demand and short supply. Here are the best ones available and everything you need to know about using them.
A former child psychiatrist accused of sexually abusing nine patients — having already avoided jail for filming young boys urinating — has been given permission to use the internet. Here’s why
An unmanned SpaceX Dragon capsule loaded with equipment and blood samples has splashed down off Florida after completing a resupply mission to the ISS.
An Australian warship on its way to Tonga to deliver aid has been hit by a major outbreak of Covid-19.
While Australia stands ‘in solidarity’ with Ukraine, military troops won’t be sent in. Here’s what we’ll do instead.
Burkino Faso's mutinous army has staged a successful coup d'etat in the West African nation, ousting President Roch Kabore and dissolving the government.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Adern has announced new mask wearing rules and a cap on people at indoor venues amid a growing Omicron cluster.
Protesters have rallied in Darwin to voice their concerns about Santos gas exploration in the Beetaloo Basin and the company's Barossa offshore gas project.
Civil unrest in Myanmar has prompted French energy group TotalEnergies to withdraw from the country.
A Senate committee examining Australia's engagement in Afghanistan has called for the release of the cost of the war and more work to help those seeking refuge.
The island nation of Samoa was exposed to its biggest spike in Covid this week after infected passengers arrived on a flight from Brisbane.
The Prime Minister has responded to rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine, as the threat of a military invasion looms.
North Korean state media says the reclusive nation would consider restarting "all temporally-suspended activities" with regards to nuclear weapons.
The crew of the International Space Station is taking part in a world-first archaeological study to see how they use the space around them.
Seven Sudanese activists are shot dead in one of the deadliest days since October's military coup.
A British woman is confirmed dead following the massive volcanic eruption near Tonga, as significant damage is reported along the archipelago's main island.
An asteroid more than a kilometre wide is set to soar past Earth but pose no threat.
One of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, Charles McGee, who flew fighter combat missions over three wars, has died aged 102.
Douglass K. Daniel
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