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AstraZeneca creator says Australia’s mixed messages on vaccine may cost lives

AstraZeneca creator says Australia’s mixed messages on vaccine may cost lives

Dame Sarah Gilbert made the intervention amid a heated debate over whether the wider use of the vaccine could have prevented lockdowns in Sydney and Melbourne.

  • by Bevan Shields

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Facebook told to restore ‘racist’ posts by German court

Facebook told to restore ‘racist’ posts by German court

The ruling challenges a core practice of Facebook’s moderation system, which often removes users’ comments without giving a clear reason why.

  • by Io Dodds
‘Police are knocking’: Russian authorities raid home of investigative journalist

‘Police are knocking’: Russian authorities raid home of investigative journalist

Russian opposition supporters, independent journalists and human rights activists have faced increased government pressure from the regime of Vladimir Putin.

  • by Daria Litvinova
‘Progress we can all enjoy’: England reopens its doors to Europe, US

‘Progress we can all enjoy’: England reopens its doors to Europe, US

The British government said it was able to reopen international travel safely due to the country’s successful vaccination program.

  • by Latika Bourke
Johnson’s fight over the right to party - with proof of a jab

Johnson’s fight over the right to party - with proof of a jab

The public approves but Boris Johnson faces political and business opposition to his plans for vaccine passports.

  • by Latika Bourke
Woman convicted of swapping pebbles for gems in audacious London heist

Woman convicted of swapping pebbles for gems in audacious London heist

The woman secretly swapped seven pebbles for $7.94 million worth of diamonds during the heist at a luxury jewellery store in London’s Mayfair district.

  • by Danica Kirka
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YouTube on track to overtake BBC as main source of news for young Britons: regulator

YouTube on track to overtake BBC as main source of news for young Britons: regulator

YouTube is used for news by 33 per cent of 12- to 15-year-olds, up from 30 per cent last year and 27 per cent in 2018.

  • by Anita Singh
I wouldn’t sign a China trade deal now: Tony Abbott

I wouldn’t sign a China trade deal now: Tony Abbott

As prime minister, Abbott struck the China-Australia free trade deal in 2014 and lauded it as one of his government’s biggest achievements in office.

  • by Latika Bourke
London judges reverse course to reopen $9b Brazil dam lawsuit against BHP

London judges reverse course to reopen $9b Brazil dam lawsuit against BHP

The Court of Appeal made a U-turn by agreeing to reopen the lawsuit against the mining giant, reviving a case over a dam rupture behind Brazil’s worst environmental disaster.

  • by Kirstin Ridley
Blast in Germany industrial park kills one, four others missing

Blast in Germany industrial park kills one, four others missing

The explosion has been classified as “an extreme threat” and residents have been told to stay inside and keep windows and doors closed.

Most 18- to 24-year-old Britons no longer wearing face masks in public

Most 18- to 24-year-old Britons no longer wearing face masks in public

But one government adviser said public behaviour has changed more “gradually” and “cautiously” than expected post-“Freedom Day”.

  • by Lizzie Roberts