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PM Morrison’s account in Chinese app WeChat hijacked, renamed

PM Morrison’s account in Chinese app WeChat hijacked, renamed

Senior Coalition MPs have accused China’s government of foreign interference after the Prime Minister’s account on the ubiquitous Chinese language messaging app WeChat was hijacked. As first reported by NewsCorp Australia, Scott Morrison’s account on the massive Chinese social media platform WeChat has been renamed and the account description changed. Its new name is now...

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US orders families of embassy staff to leave Ukraine

US orders families of embassy staff to leave Ukraine

The US State Department has ordered the families of all American personnel at the US Embassy in Ukraine to leave the country amid heightened fears of a Russian invasion. The department told the dependents of staffers at the US Embassy in Kyiv that they must leave the country. It also said that non-essential embassy staff...

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Can Ethereum reach $5,000?

Can Ethereum reach $5,000?

The cryptocurrency almost hit $5,000 two months ago, but now it’s not even close. Two months ago, it seemed inevitable that Ethereum would break through the $5,000 ceiling. The popular cryptocurrency hit an all-time high just below $4,900 in mid-November, and momentum was on its side. But it didn’t happen. Digital currencies have corrected sharply...

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First foreign aid planes arrive bearing crucial supplies

First foreign aid planes arrive bearing crucial supplies

The first foreign aid planes have arrived in Tonga, bearing much-needed supplies for the Pacific nation which was left devastated by a volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami on Saturday. New Zealand said its military plane landed at Tonga’s main airport after workers cleared ash from the runway. Australia also confirmed the first of its relief...

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FBI identifies hostage-taker at Texas synagogue

FBI identifies hostage-taker at Texas synagogue

A man who took four hostages at a synagogue in a suburb of Dallas, Texas, has been identified by the FBI as British citizen Malik Faisal Akram, 44. The man who interrupted a morning service in Colleyville on Saturday was shot and killed after a 10-hour standoff with police. All of the hostages at the...

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Serbians blast Australian government for Djokovic’s deportation

Serbians blast Australian government for Djokovic’s deportation

Novak Djokovic’s father has lashed out at the Australian government over the treatment of the tennis star, likening it to an “assassination attempt”. Srdjan Djokovic took to social media to blast the Federal Court’s ruling to uphold the government’s decision to cancel his son’s visa. “The attempt to assassinate the best athlete in the world...

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Australia and New Zealand send surveillance flights to assess damage from Tonga volcano eruption

Australia and New Zealand send surveillance flights to assess damage from Tonga volcano eruption

The toll from the eruption of a huge undersea volcano in Tonga remains unclear with Australia and New Zealand sending surveillance flights to assess the damage. The eruption of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano on Saturday prompted tsunami warnings and evacuation orders in neighbouring countries and caused huge waves on several South Pacific islands,...

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Australia equals hottest day on record at 50.7C

Australia equals hottest day on record at 50.7C

Australia has equalled its hottest day on record after a remote coastal town reported temperatures of 50.7C (123.26F). The temperature in Onslow, Western Australia, on Thursday matched a record set in 1962 in South Australia. Onslow and the surrounding areas could see records broken again with temperatures set to rise slightly on Friday. It comes...

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Novak Djokovic has visa cancelled for a second time, days before the Australian Open

Novak Djokovic has visa cancelled for a second time, days before the Australian Open

Novak Djokovic is set to be deported just days before the Australian Open starts after the federal immigration minister cancelled his visa. The world No.1 landed in Australia a week ago and had his visa cancelled by Australian Border Force officials for entering the country while unvaccinated. After Djokovic spent a weekend in immigration detention,...