National News

Protest could trigger health 'catastrophe'

Australia's top medical officer says it would be catastrophic if the coronavirus spread to remote indigenous communities, as protesters are urged not to attend Black Lives Matter rallies.

Portugal cops again under fire over Maddy

Portuguese detectives face fresh scrutiny over missed opportunities to focus on a local sex criminal in their investigation into the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann.

More virus measures eased in the NT

After a strange few weeks in which people could drink at the pub but only if sitting with a meal - or train with their sports team, but not play - the Northern Territory's three-stage easing of coronavirus restrictions is complete.

Australia ends military training in Iraq

Australia has called time on a military training mission in Iraq.Australian and New Zealand troops have since 2015 been deployed to Taji in northern Iraq to train local troops.

Carbon dioxide in air hits record high

The world hit another record high for heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere despite reduced emissions because of the coronavirus pandemic, scientists say.

George Floyd mourned in Minneapolis

Hollywood celebrities, musicians and politicians have gathered in front of the golden casket of George Floyd at a fiery memorial for the man whose death sparked global protests.

Drug recommended for COVID-19 patients

The anti-viral drug remdesivir has been recommended for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in Australia, by the national taskforce bringing together the country's peak health groups.