Coronavirus live news: WHO to ship Chinese vaccines despite concerns, US Covid hospitalisations hit eight-month high | World news

[ad_1] The World Health Organization’s pandemic programme plans to ship 100m doses of the Sinovac and Sinopharm Covid-19 shots by the end of next month, mostly to Africa and Asia, in its first delivery of Chinese vaccines, a WHO document shows. Reuters reports that the Chinese shipments will help the sputtering global Covax vaccine sharing … Read more

Qantas posts $1.83bn loss but hopes to resume international flights by December | Qantas

[ad_1] Qantas is banking on resuming some overseas flights by December, as it posted a pre-tax annual loss of $1.83bn. Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce blamed “diabolical” border conditions for the result, noting the financial position reflected a full year of closed international borders and more than 330 days of domestic travel restrictions. Joyce says … Read more

Coronavirus live news: Moderna withholds 1.6m vaccines in Japan over contamination concerns, Sydney hospitals struggle to cope | World news

[ad_1] 6.11am BST 06:11 Moderna Inc says it has withheld supply of about 1.63 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine in Japan after a report of contamination of vials with particulate matter, which it suspects involves a production line in Spain, Reuters reports. While Moderna said no safety or efficacy issues had been identified, the … Read more

Afghanistan: US and allies warn of ‘high’ terror threat at Kabul airport | Afghanistan

[ad_1] The United States has warned crowds trying to access Kabul airport to leave the area, as Britain and Australia cited the “high threat” of a terrorist attack. All three countries asked that people no longer attempt to travel to the airport, a distressing call as people with practically no other means of escape from … Read more

‘They fear the factory can’t last’: Pandemic takes local fashion from boom to bust in Sydney | Australian fashion

[ad_1] When coronavirus hit international fashion manufacturing centres last year, many Australian designers pivoted to making clothes onshore. But as Sydney’s lockdown extends into the second half of 2021, garment factories are struggling to stay open and the long-term viability of manufacturing in Australia is under threat. Sydney’s inner west is usually a busy hub … Read more

‘Genetic fossil’: intact DNA from woman who lived 7,200 years ago discovered in Indonesia | Archaeology

[ad_1] Archaeologists have discovered ancient DNA in the remains of a woman who died 7,200 years ago in Indonesia, a find that challenges what was previously known about migration of early humans. The remains, belonging to a teenager nicknamed Bessé, were discovered in the Leang Panninge cave on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Initial excavations … Read more

Jenny Tian: the funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet) | Comedy

[ad_1] Growing up, I wasn’t allowed to access the internet because my parents had a fear I’d become like my brother and develop an addiction to the World of Warcraft. They were wrong. I developed an addiction to something far worse: Reddit. On a daily basis, I continuously ignore the limit on the Screen Time … Read more

Murdoch empire strikes back at ABC’s documentary on Fox News’ championing of Trump | News Corporation

[ad_1] Rupert Murdoch’s global media operation is honing its sights on the ABC after the public broadcaster aired a critical look at Fox News and its relationship with Donald Trump. News Corp has published 45 articles in just two days attacking the public broadcaster across its Australian mastheads. The pushback against the ABC came even … Read more

A love heart made out of sheep: Australian farmer pays tribute to his aunt | Australia news

[ad_1] A sheep farmer stuck in lockdown in New South Wales who was unable to attend his aunt’s funeral has honoured her memory with the ultimate tribute: a love heart made from sheep. Ben Jackson from Guyra couldn’t make it to Brisbane to be with his aunt during her final moments after a two-year fight … Read more

Australia is ‘more and more isolated’ on climate, former EU trade commissioner says | Climate change

[ad_1] The former European Union trade commissioner, Cecilia Malmström, has warned Australia is becoming “more and more isolated” on climate action at a time when floods, fires, droughts, and the latest assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows global heating “is created by humanity”. Malmström told a webinar hosted by the progressive … Read more