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PM defensive as allies boost climate goals

Scott Morrison continues to defend Australia's progress on climate action as the nation's biggest allies step up their commitments to reduce greenhouse emissions.

Musk offers $100m carbon removal prize

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has offered inventors $US100 million in prize money to develop ways to fight global warming by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or ocean.

Ex-Block star not guilty of extortion

The Penthouse covergirl who renovated her way to TV celebrity before becoming an escort has been found not guilty of extorting money from a sex client.

Pfizer jabs could be made in Melbourne

Australia could become the first country in the southern hemisphere to manufacture mRNA coronavirus vaccines, with the Victorian government committing $50 million to the project.

Stolen Big Bird back at Adelaide circus

Thieves who stole a Sesame Street costume from a circus in Adelaide have dubbed themselves the "Big Bird Bandits" after returning their booty and apologising.

Chauvin convicted of murder in Floyd case

Former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin has been convicted of all three charges of murder and manslaughter in the deadly arrest of George Floyd, a milestone in the fraught racial history of the United States and a rebuke of law enforcement's treatment of black Americans.