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Japan has warned coronavirus infections are surging at an unprecedented pace, with the number of new cases in Tokyo today hitting a record high and overshadowing the Olympics.

This is Peter Bol's family celebrating in Perth as the Olympian became Australia's first medal contestant in the 800m finals since 1968. Tonight, they're hoping to watch him claim gold.

Myths about COVID-19 vaccines are still doing the rounds. Here's why they don’t check out 👇

A fly-in, fly-out mine worker has tested positive to coronavirus in Western Australia and may have been infectious while in the community.

UPDATE: The case is a teacher at Al-Taqwa College in Truganina, which is being closed while transmission risks are being assessed. Read more 👇

Families fled their homes Wednesday as the Afghan army launched a counterattack against the Taliban in the key southern city of Lashkar Gah.

The minister responsible for the hugely controversial $660 million car park fund has denied knowledge of a list of marginal electorates used to guide the selection of projects.

The COVID-19 Taskforce Commander has contradicted the Prime Minister over the merits of cash incentives to get people vaccinated. Scott Morrison dismissed Labor's proposal for a $300 payment but Lt Gen John Frewen says there's merit in cash for jabs. @pablovinales  #AusPol 

The Coalition, with support from One Nation, has quashed an attempt by Labor to force it to produce documents that underpinned its commuter carpark scheme. The government's denied Labor's allegation the scheme was an election rort. @annajhenderson  #AusPol 


Professional wrestlers enforce the face mask rule at the Central de Abastos market in Mexico City.

Watch the moment a paraglider makes a safe landing only to then be attacked by a kangaroo. Straya!

An Australian lawyer based in Hong Kong says many friends are considering leaving the city now as China strengthens its grip on the territory with a new security law.

India, Japan, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, Indonesia, Russia, and all 27 EU member states are backing Australia's push for a probe into the COVID-19 pandemic.

A photo of the Speaker of New Zealand's Parliament feeding a legislator's baby while carrying out his duties has been shared all over the world.

A State of Disaster has been declared in Victoria, with authorities to impose Stage Four restrictions on metropolitan Melbourne after 671 new coronavirus infections were announced on Sunday.

This pharmacist in Malua Bay, NSW is keeping his doors open for patients, despite losing his own home to the bushfires #AustraliaBurning 

‘Do not deport your people and your problems’: Jacinda Ardern has unleashed on Scott Morrison in a live media conference #auspol