The ship returned to the port of Bremerhaven after spending 389 days in the Arctic Sea collecting information on the effects of climate change.
Australian Racing Group and Bathurst Regional Council say the S5000 open-wheel race event could only have gone ahead if border restrictions were lifted and mandatory quarantine periods scrapped.
Meltwater is threatening ice shelves surrounding 76 percent of Antarctica's coastlines that could create a dramatic rise in sea level, scientists say.
With cases surging and authorities urging Russians to stay in their homes, celebrations of this year's Victory Day were muted after the Kremlin postponed plans for a grand parade with world leaders.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters in Canberra he had written to the Group of 20 government leaders calling for a "proper assessment" of the origins of and government response to the pandemic of Covid-19, the illness caused by the virus.
The US trails far behind other countries that prioritise humanity over politics.
While less visible than climate-enhanced hurricanes, sea level rise may ultimately prove the most devastating of global warming impacts.
Beijing reports 433 more cases of new coronavirus and a total of 2,744 deaths, while Australian PM Scott Morrison says the world is about to be gripped by "a pandemic of coronavirus."
Australia has been battling hundreds of blazes since September in an unusually prolonged summer wildfire season that was fuelled by three years of drought, which experts have attributed to climate change.
The Brazilian scientists that logged the reading said the temperature is "a signal that something different is happening in that area."
Turkey will enter the industry, worth billions of dollars, as an exporter, Turkish President Erdogan said at the Smart Cities and Municipalities Congress and Exhibit in Ankara.
Pakistani officials said that 21 more bodies have been recovered in the avalanche-hit disputed region of Kashmir, bringing the total number of deaths to 160 in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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