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Health ministers meet as COVID cases rise

Health Minister Mark Butler has met with his state and territory counterparts over rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, as the government looks to make it easier for patients to get antiviral treatments.

R Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison

R Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, following the multiplatinum R&B singer's conviction for exploiting his stardom and wealth over decades to lure women and underage girls into his orbit for sex.

Court finds all 20 guilty in Paris attacks

A French court has handed a life sentence to the lone survivor of the Islamist squad that killed 130 people in a night of carnage across Paris, bringing some closure to survivors and a country whose psyche was left scarred.

World must act with 'urgency': PM

Anthony Albanese will reaffirm Australia's commitment to defending global peace at a meeting with a major development organisation in Paris, warning the international community needs to act with urgency.

Chris Dawson slams murder allegations

Christopher Michael Dawson described allegations he killed his wife and disposed of her body in January 1982 as lies and fiction in intercepted phone calls played during his murder trial.

Hannah killed by 'master of manipulation'

A coroner investigating the deaths of Hannah Clarke and her children recognised the mother's "astounding" bravery, saying it was unlikely anyone could have stopped Rowan Baxter's murderous plans.

Kyrgios embroiled in spitting scandal

Nick Kyrgios has admitted to spitting towards a "disrespectful" spectator and calling a lineswoman a "snitch" during an explosive start to his Wimbledon campaign.

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