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Bureau declares La Nina weather event

Australian meteorologists have declared a La Nina weather event is now under way, with the country's wettest spring in 10 years to continue into summer.

NASA to divert asteroid with satellite

US space agency NASA is preparing to launch a satellite that will deliberately crash into an asteroid, aiming to alter its course in the first mission of its kind.

US parade crash suspect was out on bail

The man accused of deliberately driving his car into a Christmas parade near Milwaukee, killing five people and injuring dozens, was out on bail from a domestic abuse case and was suspected in another violent altercation earlier that day.

Five dead, 40 hurt in US Christmas parade

At least five people are dead and more than 40 injured, many of them children, after an SUV sped through barricades and into a Christmas parade in the US state of Wisconsin.

Visa holders, students to return next week

Visa holders will be allowed to come back to Australia as early as next week, after the government cleared the way for skilled workers and students to return.

Peng's call with IOC chief not enough: WTA

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai's video call with the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) does not address or alleviate the Women's Tennis Association's concern about her well-being, the WTA says.

Asbestos concerns over Aussie DIY rise

Australians have admitted to disposing of asbestos illegally - even dumping it in their neighbour's bin - during a COVID-19 home improvement surge, raising cancer fears.