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NSW records 1259 new coronavirus cases, 12 deaths as curfews lift

NSW records 1259 new coronavirus cases, 12 deaths as curfews lift

NSW has recorded 1259 new cases of coronavirus and 12 further deaths, a jump in infections from yesterday. However, the curfew in high-risk Sydney LGAs will be lifted tonight after New South Wales passed the 80 per cent single-dose milestone. Other restrictions will remain. Despite ending the curfew, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said now was not a time for residents to become complacent. “We can’t move on anything else just now. We need everybody to hold the line,” Ms Berejiklian said.”Please make sure that if you live in those local government areas of concern that you stick to every other rule...

Business

Qantas now accepts international flight bookings

Qantas now accepts international flight bookings

Qantas is preparing for international travel to recommence in a matter of months for the first time in almost two years. The national carrier is now accepting bookings on services to London, Vancouver and Singapore from December 18, and to destinations including Los Angeles, Tokyo, Hawaii and Fiji in the days following. Most services depart from Melbourne and Sydney, with some from Brisbane. Seats remain available for most flights, however, services will only operate on the condition the ban on overseas travel is lifted as planned on December 17. Just last month, as Australia’s vaccination rollout was gaining pace, Qantas...

Technology

Apple unveils latest iPhones, gadgets at its launch event

Apple unveils latest iPhones, gadgets at its launch event

Apple unveiled four new iPhones, a new Apple Watch and new iPads on Tuesday during a virtual media event held from California. The new smartphones — the iPhone 13 mini, the iPhone 13, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max — don’t include any groundbreaking design changes or features, at least compared to last year’s 5G announcement. There was no portless iPhone and no under-display touch ID. Neither was there Apple’s once classic line: “one more thing.” Instead, the event marked a return to basics for Apple with predictable improvements that included better cameras, longer-lasting battery and faster...