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Plea for caution as rescue drownings surge

Australians are being urged to plan for visiting the beach like they would for a road trip amid an alarming spike in people drowning while trying to rescue others.

Media code sparks major threat from Google

Australia's proposed media code has escalated government tensions with Google, with the tech giant threatening to remove access to its search engine if the plan is stamped into law.

We must end this uncivil war, Biden says

Joe Biden has been sworn in as president of the United States, offering a message of unity and restoration to a deeply divided country reeling from a battered economy and a raging coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 400,000 Americans.

No new NSW cases for fourth straight day

NSW has recorded its fourth consecutive day without a new locally-acquired COVID-19 case, but health authorities still want an uptick in testing numbers before social restrictions are eased.

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