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Baggage handlers, ground crew threaten strike action prompting fears of further airport delays

Long queues, flight cancellations and baggage delays at major Australian airports could worsen, with "chronically overworked" ground crew threatening strike action over pay and working conditions. 
A man wearing shorts and sneakers wheeling a suitcase behind him.

Darwin mass shooter loses lawyer in 'hot water prison assault'

Mass shooter Benjamin Hoffmann may be unrepresented in an upcoming court case over an alleged prison assault, after his lawyer withdrew due to ongoing funding issues.
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A sketch of Benjamin Glenn Hoffmann in court.

Secret documents contradict claims by NSW Premier over US trade job

By state political reporter Ashleigh Raper
The US trade job saga continues as documents released to the NSW parliament cast doubt over previous statements given by Premier Dominic Perrottet and Trade Minister Stuart Ayres.
Dominic Perrottet and Stuart Ayres

Childcare workers face court after 3yo found unconscious on day care bus

Two women have fronted court for the first time after allegedly leaving a three-year-old girl on a day care bus for several hours.
Two women and a man leaving a building

Fears campaign to replace Boris Johnson could cause 'lasting damage' to Conservative Party

The two candidates vying to replace Boris Johnson as British prime minister clash over the economy, amid warnings their in-fighting could condemn the Conservative Party to years in the political wilderness.
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Drivers flee massive sandstorm in north-west China

Video shows a fast-moving wall of sand turning the sky yellow as drivers flee the billowing clouds.
Three cars speed down a desert road away from a gigantic desert sandstorm.

Modelling shows Queensland COVID hospitalisations will peak in late August amid third Omicron wave

New modelling shows COVID-19 hospitalisations are likely to peak in late August at around 1,660 cases as the state records another 21 deaths today.
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Palaszczuk in a red blazer.

Endangered fish returns to Murray in record numbers since the Millennium drought

Land and water stakeholders are overjoyed to find the threatened southern pygmy perch returning to the Murray River in record numbers.
two men in the wetland waters doing fish monitoring

Man and woman found drowned at nearby Moonee, Birdie beaches north of Sydney

There has been a double drowning with a second body pulled from the water today off the Central Coast, north of Sydney.
An unpatrolled beach.

Gia is a student nurse. She's burnt out and her career hasn't even started

Nursing students must complete 800 placement hours, which can mean turning down part-time paid work for sometimes up to 12 weeks.
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A close-up photo of a woman holding her hands together with a blue couch in the background.

ACT to get more paramedics in upcoming budget after firefighters deployed to low-risk ambulance call-outs

The ACT Ambulance Service is set to get more intensive care paramedics thanks to a $27.6 million funding injection as part of the upcoming territory budget.
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Ambulance outside Canberra Hospital emergency department

Joe Biden says he is 'feeling great' as he recovers from COVID-19

The US President is expected to leave isolation and return to his usual work conditions by the end of the week. 
Joe Biden speaks from the White House.

APRA boss Byres to stand down early from bank regulator

By business reporter Michael Janda
The head of Australia's bank regulator will end his term almost two years early, announcing he will step down from his role at the end of October.
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A head-and-shoulders shot shows a middle-aged white man in a dark suit and red tie with short cropped dark hair

Rolls-Royce-driving bishop robbed at gunpoint during live streamed sermon on adversity

A Brooklyn preacher has been robbed of jewellery worth hundreds of thousands of dollars by armed men who crashed his church service.
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Bishop Lamor Miller-Whitehead reacts as armed men break up his church service

Families of executed Myanmar activists say military refusing to hand over bodies

Foreign Minister Penny Wong says Australia opposes the death penalty, calling on the junta to release unjustly detained prisoners and end violence in the country.
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Phyo Zeya Thaw arrives at the Myanmar parliament in yellow shirt with party pin and bag

Australian involved in horror Tour de France crash, causing favourite to withdraw with head injury

Nicole Frain approached the peloton at speed with around 25km of the Provins stage to go, seemingly unaware of an existing pile-up in front of her. Marta Cavalli was later sent to hospital for monitoring.
Nicole Frain adjusts her helmet ahead of the Festival of Cycling in Australia

Potential legal battle brews between Melissa Caddick's parents and fleeced investors

The sale of accused fraudster Melissa Caddick's Sydney property "should proceed posthaste" a judge has said, as a possible court battle brews between her parents and out-of-pocket investors.
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Melissa Caddick missing

Donald Trump's original speech after the Capitol riot has been revealed. Here are the words he refused to say

When Donald Trump addressed the nation the day after the Capitol riots, he was reading from a script covered in edits. The January 6 committee have now revealed the words he refused to say.
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A composite image of Donald Trump next to his original January 7 speech, where lines have been crossed out. 

The latest COVID-19 case numbers around the states and territories

Here's a quick wrap of today's COVID statistics from each Australian jurisdiction.
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Peopole of all ages are walking outdoors, wearing blue surgical masks.

Families demand meetings over allegations the government botched school attendance plans

The WA government is investigating allegations attendance plans at Halls Creek were botched. Frustrated families say meaningful face-to-face meetings are the only way forward. 
an Indigenous woman stands in a park

Central Park Five co-accused has conviction overturned

Steven Lopez was forced to confess to a crime he didn't commit after being arrested with five other teenagers over the 1989 rape of a jogger in New York's Central Park.
Stephen Lopez

Truckies rocked by suicide trauma fight red tape for compensation

Truck drivers who experience tragedy while on the job are unable to access compensation due to a loophole.
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Trucks and cars travelling along a road, with rolling country hills in the background.

Titanic, The Omen and Star Trek actor David Warner dies aged 80

British actor David Warner, whose work ranged from Shakespearean tragedies to sci-fi cult classics, has died aged 80. Often cast as a villain, he appeared in films including The Omen, Titanic, Tron and Time After Time.  
A black and white photo of a young actor from the 1960s

Beekeepers prepare to destroy hives after varroa mite detected

Beekeepers on the NSW Mid North Coast say they are angry at the lack of communication from authorities after varroa mite is found in a new zone.
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Blueberries on the bush at Adam Atwal's orchard, north of Coffs Harbour in New South Wales.

Russia's Gazprom slashes gas supply to Europe again

Russia's state-owned gas supplier cuts supplies through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline to just 20 per cent of capacity due to alleged maintenance issues — an explanation rejected by main importer Germany.
Pipes at the landfall facilities of the 'Nord Stream 1' gas pipeline in Lubmin, Germany

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