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Emergency mask mandates for thousands of Australians as Mark McGowan brings in tough new rules after just FIVE new Covid cases

16/01/22 07:31

15/01/22 22:10

Friday's Newsnight programme started with a video of breaking news stories spliced with angry quotes from opposition politicians and repeated calls for Boris Johnson to resign as Prime Minister.

15/01/22 14:18

The Gunners have at least a dozen players unavailable because of positive Covid cases, injuries, suspension and international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations.

14/01/22 23:03

The 60-year-old could spend the rest of her life behind bars after a jury convicted her of recruiting and grooming young girls to be sexually abused by the late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein last month.

14/01/22 17:54

EXCLUSIVE: The news of Arsenal's request triggered anger at Tottenham, who are concerned their arch-rivals are using the rules to have the game called off because their best players are unavailable.

14/01/22 14:47

The Prince of Wales refused to speak about the crisis engulfing the Windsors caused by the Duke of York's friendship with paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein.

14/01/22 14:22

Chuck Schumer surrendered on late Thursday night and sent senators back to their home states, saying he'll bring up voting bill next week. It remains unclear how it will pass.

14/01/22 03:17

Thomas Caldwell, one of the 11 people indicted on Thursday for sedition, told Tucker Carlson that the charges against him were 'clap trap', 'hooey' and 'plain nuts'. He insisted he never entered the Capitol.

14/01/22 00:03

Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema met Joe Biden at the White House on Thursday night for what a source said was a 'candid and respectful' meeting to try and find a way to pass voting reform.

13/01/22 22:39

The Republican National Committee has told the Commission on Presidential Debates its candidates will get the chance to go 'elsewhere' if it doesn't change its rules and format.

13/01/22 22:34

Palace sources said the 'ruthless and swift' decision had been 'widely discussed' within the Royal Family following Andrew's failed bid to persuade a judge to dismiss the civil lawsuit.

13/01/22 22:28

Premier Mark McGowan on Thursday announced adults who are not double-vaccinated against Covid would be banned from dining at cafes, pubs and restaurants in the state from January 31.

13/01/22 22:14

Joe Manchin delivered a final blow to Joe Biden's hopes for federal voting legislation when he announced, after a personal appeal from the president, he was against killing the filibuster.

13/01/22 22:12

Gavin Newsom, who has cited RFK as his 'political hero' and embraced the historical significance of his decision, rejected a recommendation from a two-person panel of parole commissioners

13/01/22 19:36

The conservative-leaning high court did however allow a vaccine mandate for employees at health care facilities receiving federal dollars to go into effect.

13/01/22 18:48

Stewart Rhodes, the leader of the far-right Oath Keepers group, was arrested on Thursday on federal charges of seditious conspiracy related to the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.

13/01/22 16:47

President Joe Biden conceded he doesn't know how voting rights legislation will be passed without Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin on board but vowed to keep up the fight.

13/01/22 16:30

Buckingham Palace said: 'With The Queen's approval and agreement, The Duke of York's military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen.'

13/01/22 15:36

Reacting to McCarthy's refusal, Wyoming Rep. Cheney didn't rule out the possibility of subpoenaing the powerful House Republican to force his cooperation with the Democrat-led panel.

13/01/22 13:25

Covid close contacts who work in critical sectors across Australia no longer have to isolate for seven days if they test negative for coronavirus from a rapid antigen test and don't display any symptoms.

13/01/22 07:31

Premier Mark McGowan will soon introduce a number of new restrictions for the unvaccinated in Western Australia. The raft of changes will be implemented from January 31.

13/01/22 05:52

National cabinet have agreed that close contacts who work in a raft of key industries will not have to isolate if they return a negative Covid rapid test.

13/01/22 02:37

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy announced on Wednesday night that he will not cooperate with the January 6th committee, saying it was not 'conducting a legitimate investigation.'

12/01/22 23:49

The head of the House Jan. 6th committee says former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany appeared virtually before the panel Wednesday.

12/01/22 21:50

Lawmakers investigating the Jan. 6 attack asked Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday to voluntarily answer questions about former President Donald Trump's actions on the day.

12/01/22 17:02

The Attorney General has referred the eight-year jail sentence handed to Frankie Smith for causing or allowing her 16-month-old daughter Star Hobson's death to the Court of Appeal.

12/01/22 14:22

Judge Lewis A Kaplan dismissed an application from Prince Andrew's lawyers to have the case dismissed.

12/01/22 13:39

The US inflation rate has jumped to its highest level in nearly 40 years, adding woes for consumers and compounding the issue as a political liability for President Joe Biden.  

11/01/22 18:48

An infant was among four people injured after a medical helicopter went down outside a Philadelphia church on Tuesday afternoon. The police chief called it a 'miracle' no one was killed

10/01/22 18:41

Robert Durst has died at the age of 78 just four months after being sentenced to life in prison. His lawyer Chip Lewis confirmed he died at San Joaquin General Hospital following a cardiac arrest.

10/01/22 16:15

As of Monday, 29 lawmakers have tested positive for COVID since the start of December when the Omicron variant took the nation. New cases come as Congress comes back into session.

10/01/22 02:37

Terence Darrell Kelly, 36, allegedly took the four-year-old from a tent at the Quobba Blowholes campsite on October 16 and held her captive at a home in Carnarvon, north of Perth, for 18 days.

09/01/22 23:44

Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she has caught COVID - days after she was snapped partying maskless in Miami.

09/01/22 18:40

The five-alarm blaze erupted shortly before 11 am on the third floor of a 17-story building at 333 East 181st St in Fordham Heights. A faulty space heater has been confirmed as causing the fire.

08/01/22 00:18

Travis McMichael, his father Gregory and their neighbor William Bryan were led away from court in Georgia on Friday in handcuffs to begin their life sentences, with Travis also shackled.

07/01/22 17:32

President Joe Biden defended his economic record and took shots at the Republicans as he addressed December's dismal jobs numbers, which came amid his own falling approval ratings. 

07/01/22 13:49

U.S. employers added just 199,000 jobs in December - far below predictions - as the economy struggles with inflation and supply shortages. It was the second month in a row numbers fell short.

07/01/22 11:02

Gregory McMichael and his son Travis were jailed for life without parole while their neighbor, William Roddie Bryan, will be eligible for parole after 30 years. Arbery was killed in February 2020.

06/01/22 12:06

First-team coach Rodolfo Borrell will take the team down to the County Ground. City have not revealed how many of the 21 had tested positive, with some isolating as close contacts.

06/01/22 12:00

United have confirmed that Richard Arnold will replace chief Ed Woodward on February 1.Woodward will attend board meetings until the end of June to help he transition.

06/01/22 09:30

Chicago teacher Joseph Ocol said: 'I joined the Chicago public schools as a teacher and I believe my role should be inside the classroom with my students.'

06/01/22 01:43

The union sought to revert to remote learning during the latest surge of and while both sides hammer out a deal. But School leaders said remote learning didn't work and schools can remain open.

05/01/22 23:06

Outside experts advising the CDC on Wednesday voted to recommend booster shots of Pfizer and BioNtech's SE COVID-19 vaccine to be made available for 12- to 15-year-old teenagers.

05/01/22 22:16

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to recommend the US health agency supports booster shots for those aged 12 to 15.

05/01/22 15:19

Adam Montgomery, 31, the father of missing New Hampshire girl Harmony Montgomery, has been arrested on charges of assault, interference with custody and endangering the welfare of a child.

05/01/22 14:23

Thirteen people have died and more are feared injured in a fire in a home in Philadelphia. 

05/01/22 12:55

The EFL agreed to postpone the tie with the first leg will now set for Anfield on Thursday 13 January with the second leg a week later at the Emirates Stadium, on Thursday 20 January

05/01/22 09:30

Lijnders, who would have been in charge for the game at the Emirates Stadium given that Jurgen Klopp is isolating, discovered the result of his latest test late on Tuesday night.

05/01/22 01:21

Sports fans have voiced their anger after the decision to grant Novak Djokovic a medical exemption from Covid-19 vaccination requirements in the Australian Open.

04/01/22 10:41

The Serbian world No 1 tennis star has revealed he has a medical exemption to compete in the Australian Open despite refusing to reveal if he is vaccinated for coronavirus. 

03/01/22 19:57

A day after being banned by Twitter for spreading COVID-19 misinformation, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Monday said Facebook had suspended her account for 24 hours.

03/01/22 05:05

Elizabeth Holmes, founder of blood testing startup Theranos, has been found guilty of four counts of wire fraud by a jury in San Jose, California, after a three-month trial and seven days of deliberation.

02/01/22 17:27

Andy Cohen, appearing on CNN Friday night for his annual New Year's Eve festivities, spoke for many New Yorkers in a rant against outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio.

02/01/22 15:21

During the Sunday afternoon call President Joe Biden 'made clear' that the US would 'respond decisively' Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.

02/01/22 14:51

This is the fifth strike for Greene, who was last suspended in August for saying that vaccines were 'failing' to reduce the spread of COVID and that the FDA shouldn't have approved them.

01/01/22 05:19

Adams takes over from Bill de Blasio, who leaves amid a spike in crime and a 10-year high in murders across the five boroughs at the end of his second terms.

30/12/21 21:37

President Biden spoke with his Russian counterpart on Thursday afternoon, hours after it emerged that the U.S. Air Force had flown a second spy plane over Ukraine amid a smouldering crisis.

30/12/21 17:06

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to allow for children aged 12 to 15 to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster in the new year, according to a report by the New York Times.

30/12/21 01:38

Virginia Giuffre, who also accused Prince Andrew of sexual assault, said in an interview that Maxwell is 'definitely worse than Epstein' and added that Ghislaine facilitated Epstein's crimes.

29/12/21 22:13

Ghislaine Maxwell has been found guilty of sex trafficking charges, and speculation is now mounting that she may 'flip' and testify against others in a bid to reduce her sentence.

29/12/21 10:22

Terry, 41, has embarked on his own coaching journey since leaving west London in 2017, working under former Aston Villa boss Dean Smith for three years in the West Midlands.

29/12/21 03:00

A man has been stabbed to death at a train station in Melbourne's outer suburbs, with a police hunt underway for the offender.

29/12/21 01:16

Harry Reid died Tuesday after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He served as Democratic Senate Majority Leader from 2007-2015 and minority leader at two other points in his tenure.

29/12/21 00:22

The NFL says Hall of Fame coach and beloved broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85. Madden retired from coaching at age 42 after a 9-7 season in 1978, and then took up broadcasting.

28/12/21 17:33

The three-time champion was set to play in the third round on Tuesday night at Alexandra Palace against Chris Dobey, who has been given a bye through to the last 16.

28/12/21 13:42

The 21-year-old has signed a five-year contract at the Nou Camp which Barcelona have publicised contains a buyout clause of €1billion (£841m). He will be officially presented on January 3.

28/12/21 10:39

Dominic Thiem has pulled out of next month's Australian Open to work towards regaining full fitness after a long-standing wrist injury, the former world No 3 said on Tuesday.

27/12/21 21:34

U.S. health officials on Monday cut isolation restrictions for Americans who catch the coronavirus from 10 to five days, and similarly shortened the time that close contacts need to quarantine.

27/12/21 18:25

The filmmaker died of heart failure on December 25 while preparing to receive guests the following day, multiple sources told Deadline. He was a teetotaler and a fitness buff.

26/12/21 17:10

Man, 19, from Southampton, was arrested on suspicion of breach or trespass of a protected site and after the alleged break in attempt at Windsor Castle on Christmas Day.

26/12/21 13:51

Police have increased security measures at Windsor Castle after an armed intruder broke into the grounds as the Queen prepared to celebrate Christmas with her family.

25/12/21 15:24

A 19-year-old man from from Southampton was allegedly carrying a crossbow and is now being held in police custody after triggering an alarm on Windsor Castle grounds on Christmas morning.

24/12/21 18:56

Scanlon said on Thursday she was 'scared that someone would do something even more stupid than steal a car' when five teens carjacked her at gunpoint in Philadelphia.

24/12/21 15:55

Desperate New Yorkers spent their Christmas Eve scrambling for COVID tests as infections driven by the Omicron variant surged across the Empire State.

24/12/21 12:50

Late last month the Biden administration barred nearly all non-U.S. citizens who had recently been in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi.

24/12/21 11:36

Everton boss Rafa Benitez hit out at the Premier League on Thursday after they denied his side's request to postpone their visit to Burnley but further injuries have seen chiefs change their decision.

23/12/21 21:34

Two people - including the suspect and a teen girl - have died in a shooting at a Burlington clothing store in Hollywood, Los Angeles, on Thursday. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

23/12/21 20:00

Illinois State Senator Kimberly Lightford, a Democrat, on Thursday opened up about her trauma after being carjacked at gunpoint along with her husband in suburban Chicago.

23/12/21 19:40

Lisa Gentile, 54, claims she was 'sexually abused' by actor Chris Noth in 2002 after drinking with him at Da Marino's restaurant, which they both frequented.

23/12/21 18:44

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday that President Joe Biden called Democratic Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon after she was carjacked at gunpoint on Wednesday.