The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has warned Australia about the condition of the Great Barrier Reef with “the utmost concern and regret,” and plans to reevaluate in 2022.
The protest comes as Covid-19 case numbers in New South Wales reached another record, with 163 new infections in the last 24 hours.
The league’s top two ranked nations have cited “player welfare and safety” during the coronavirus pandemic as compelling reasons to delay the event until next year.
It will be the third time Australia hosts the games, after Sydney 2000 Olympics and Melbourne 1956.
Australia to challenge recommendation, accusing UN officials of backflipping on their assurances ahead of the World Heritage Committee’s 44th session in China next month.
More and more Australians are drinking alcohol-free beverages amid the coronavirus pandemic and a surge in the quest for a healthier life.
An hour-long blackout struck several US airlines, Australian financial firms and other global companies, with the problem traced to US-based tech provider Akamai.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s first post-Brexit trade agreement is likely to be keenly scrutinised by British farmers, who fear being forced out of business if the deal eliminates tariffs on lamb and beef imports from Australia.
The 19-year-old McKeown finishes the race at record 57.45 seconds at the South Australian Aquatic Centre to improve on the previous mark of 57.57 set by American Regan Smith in 2019.
Australian authorities are on high alert after detecting the highly infectious Delta coronavirus variant for the first time in the country, sparking concerns cases could spike.
Australia's softball team said they were prepared for the rules and happy to be getting back to play after the pandemic disruption. For some, Tokyo 2020 could be their last shot at Olympic glory, with softball not featuring at Paris 2024.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Australian facility will close as an "interim measure" on May 28 – in three days – "in light of the imminent international military withdrawal from Afghanistan."
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