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Monkeypox likely spread by sex at two raves in Europe: WHO adviser

Monkeypox likely spread by sex at two raves in Europe: WHO adviser

“This is not COVID,” the former head of WHO’s emergencies department said. “We need to slow it down, but it does not spread in the air and we have vaccines to protect against it.”

  • by Maria Cheng

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‘Ashamed’ Russian diplomat resigns as soldier sentenced to life in prison

‘Ashamed’ Russian diplomat resigns as soldier sentenced to life in prison

A veteran Russian diplomat has resigned over his country’s “aggressive war”. Earlier, a Russian soldier was sentenced to life in prison.

  • by Elena Becatoros, Oleksandr Stashevskyi and Ricardo Mazalan
British PM floats expanding AUKUS beyond defence in phone call with Albanese

British PM floats expanding AUKUS beyond defence in phone call with Albanese

The new Australian Prime Minister was said to have reiterated Labor’s strong support from the AUKUS pact, which had placed a major strain on diplomatic relations with France last year.

  • by Rob Harris and David Crowe
Vatican airs dirty laundry in trial over London property

Vatican airs dirty laundry in trial over London property

Testimony so far has provided plenty of insights into how the Vatican operates, with a cast of characters worthy of a Dan Brown thriller.

  • by Nicole Winfield
Soaring prices for raw materials threaten acceleration of electric car sales

Soaring prices for raw materials threaten acceleration of electric car sales

The International Energy Agency says that Putin’s war in Ukraine has forced up prices for critical materials. But it’s a big opportunity for Australian mining.

  • by Rob Harris
‘Nobody takes my husband away from me’: Ukraine’s first lady details war’s toll on the Zelensky family

‘Nobody takes my husband away from me’: Ukraine’s first lady details war’s toll on the Zelensky family

In a rare joint television interview, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and first lady Olena Zelenska have spoken about how Russia’s invasion has “torn apart” their family.

  • by Jennifer Hassan
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New French minister denies rape accusations, says disability makes it impossible

New French minister denies rape accusations, says disability makes it impossible

Emmanuel Macron’s new minister for solidarity and the disabled has been accused of raping a woman in 2010 and another in 2011.

  • by Julie Edde
Russia-appointed mayor of occupied town hit by explosion as Polish leader visits Kyiv

Russia-appointed mayor of occupied town hit by explosion as Polish leader visits Kyiv

Multiple sources have confirmed that the explosion injured Russian appointee Andrei Shevchik and his bodyguards.

  • by Elena Becatoros
WHO chief: The COVID pandemic is ‘most certainly not over’

WHO chief: The COVID pandemic is ‘most certainly not over’

The COVID-19 pandemic is “most certainly not over,” the head of the World Health Organisation warned on Sunday.

‘Sexual form of monkeypox’ blamed for global spread of virus

‘Sexual form of monkeypox’ blamed for global spread of virus

Experts have pointed to a change in the spread of the usually mild infectious disease at an urgently called World Health Organisation meeting.

  • by Jennifer Rigby
Zelensky says Ukraine war will only end with diplomacy

Zelensky says Ukraine war will only end with diplomacy

The end of fighting in Mariupol, the biggest city Russia has captured, has given Russian President Vladimir Putin a rare victory.

  • by Tom Balmforth, Pavel Polityuk and Terje Solsvik