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By Mark Saunokonoko 21:13 Prime Minister Scott Morrison said there must be a “presumption of innocence” for soldiers, amid reports the Brereton Report should be included in the Australian War Memorial. Memorial director Matt Anderson has been reported in The Age saying the Brereton Report could be curated into museum exhibits. The Brereton Report alleged …

Tarrant County has now had more than 700 people hospitalized with COVID-19 for five straight days, the longest stretch the county has seen so far. Updated at 5:18 p.m. with additional comments from officials.   Tarrant County health officials announced Tuesday that people with COVID-19 now make up more than 15% of its county’s hospitalized …

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt says an Australian-made coronavirus vaccine is proving to be safe and is producing a strong antibody response to the virus. The University of Queensland is developing the jab to fight COVID-19, known as V451. Mr Hunt said early trials are producing positive results. “The initial data is very clear – …

Mr Morrison has named the following individuals to lead the Office of the Special Investigator. Former Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Dr Vivienne Thom, Former Attorney-General’s Department secretary Robert Cornall; University of Tasmania Vice Chancellor and ethicist Rufus Black. The Prime Minister said the appointment of the special investigator to examine claims of war crimes …

As Illinois breaks coronavirus records Thursday, health officials across the state warned against travel and promoted safety precautions for this Thanksgiving holiday. Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said the state recommends avoiding travel to areas of high risk, which she said “is almost everywhere.” “Let’s be clear travel will increase your …

Italian anti-riot policemen clash with demonstrators over measures to fight the spread of COVID-19 in the center of Naples, southern Italy, on October, 24, 2020. carlo hermann/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images European stocks traded lower Monday on a combination of worries, including a profit warning from business software giant SAP, new restrictions on activity in response to …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A child seeks shelter from a cyclone in Mozambique A new UN report says the world needs to rapidly raise investment in early warning systems for extreme weather events. Over the past 50 years, recorded disasters have increased five-fold, thanks in part to climate change. The study warns that …

Young people across Cambridgeshire are being urged to continue to follow the current coronavirus guidelines. Cambridgeshire Constabulary has issued a plea along with Cambridgeshire County Council following a number of incidents over the past week where people were reported gathering in large groups in Parker’s Piece, Midsummer Common and Jesus Green. As a result, patrols …

The powerful Category 2 storm is expected to strengthen as it approaches the coast, bringing “life-threatening” storm surge and dangerous winds Friday before it drenches other parts of the country further inland, the National Hurricane Center said. After making landfall on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula as a Category 2 hurricane, the storm’s center is forecast to …

With COVID-19 patients now filling about one-third of the intensive care units in the Paris area, France’s health minister threatened on Thursday to close bars and ban family gatherings, if the situation doesn’t improve. Intensive care units in other regions of France are also filling up with virus patients, as more than two months of …