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Prince Philip’s Funeral: Harry and William come together | 9 News Australia  9 News Australia Kate Middleton pays stylish tribute to Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana at Prince Philip’s funeral  Yahoo Lifestyle This is why the Queen sat on her own during Philip’s funeral  CNN Prince Philip’s funeral Saturday honors a man who played a supporting role with grace  NBC …

Flooding in NSW has forced the evacuation of at least 18,000 people, with areas on the mid-north coast receiving as much as 890mm of rain in the past week. The flooding on the mid-north coast is the worst since 1929, according to the emergency services minister, David Elliot. Experts say it’s unusual to see so …

1.59am EST 01:59 Helen Sullivan That’s it from me, Helen Sullivan, on another day of bad and good pandemic news. I’ll now be logging off, but here is an inspirational image for those just starting their morning (yes, smoking is bad – tell it to the cat): Helen Sullivan (@helenrsullivan) logging on https://t.co/sc7Z38gqBu November 22, …

The Australian agriculture department is undertaking a world-first trial of new technology aimed at detecting seeds sent in the mail after 228 reports of Australians receiving mysterious seed packets from overseas. People in Australia and a number of other countries, including the US, UK, New Zealand and Canada, began reporting packets of seeds they had …

A publicly funded social network run by the ABC has been proposed as one possible response if Facebook and Google limit services in Australia when the mandatory news code becomes law this year. Facebook has warned it will block Australians from sharing news if the landmark plan to make digital platforms pay for news content …

The Coalition government this week released its much-anticipated Low Emissions Technology Statement that targeted five different technologies for rapid development: clean hydrogen, energy storage, low-carbon materials (steel and aluminium), carbon capture and storage and soil carbon. The plan was immediately criticised by many experts for shunning proven renewable energy generation, but others were cautiously optimistic. …

Israel toughened its coronavirus measures on Thursday as a second nationwide lockdown failed to bring down the world’s highest infection rate a week after it was imposed, AFP reports. The new rules will close the vast majority of workplaces, shutter markets and further limit prayers and demonstrations. “Saving lives is our priority – we are …

In the 20 years of the “war on terror” Australia has led from the front in expanding powers for law enforcement and ramping up surveillance at the expense of public rights and freedoms. Among the seemingly endless barrage of national security legislation and surveillance that creeps into every aspect of our personal lives, more and …

10.58pm EDT 22:58 Global infections pass 18m The number of coronavirus infections worldwide has passed 18m, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker which currently lists 18,017,556 global cases. The number of deaths is approaching 700,000, with 688,351 currently confirmed. Due to time lags, differing testing rates and definitions, as well as suspected underreporting, the …

To recap on what was just announced by the World Health Organization chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the UN health body is appointing a committee to evaluate the global response to the coronavirus pandemic and make recommendations for an enhanced system of global health governance. The WHO is yet to publish any further details on what …