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NSW restrictions back, flights to NZ off

Sydneysiders will again be forced to wear their masks on public transport and New Zealand has halted flights from NSW after two new COVID-19 cases set the state on edge again.

Hayne jailed at least 3 years 8 months

Disgraced former NRL star Jarryd Hayne has been jailed for at least three years and eight months for sexually assaulting a young woman who says he has destroyed her life.

NSW to overhaul international licences

International driver's licence holders from all Australian visa classes may soon be forced to convert to a NSW licence after three months in the state, the transport minister says.

Federal Budget 2021 - what we know so far

FEDERAL BUDGET - WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR:THE BIG PICTURE* Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg say it will be a "jobs budget" with the aim of boosting the recovery which has already begun after a...

Facebook board upholds Trump ban for now

Facebook's oversight board has upheld the company's suspension of former US president Donald Trump but says the company was wrong to make the suspension indefinite and gave it six months to determine a "proportionate response".

Australia's IPL group to evacuate India

Australia's IPL contingent will be evacuated en masse from India to other nations within 72 hours while anxiously hoping for the lifting of a travel ban to return home.

India's COVID-19 cases cross 20 million

Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi has called for a nationwide lockdown as the country's tally of coronavirus infections surged past 20 million, becoming the second nation after the United States to pass the grim milestone.