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'Lessons To Learn': WHO Will Face Public Inquiry Over Its Handling Of Coronavirus

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The World Health Organisation will face a public inquiry over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, admitting it has much to learn from its choices surrounding the crisis, which has infected two million worldwide.

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World

Nightmare Study Says A Third Of Animals Could Go Extinct In The Next 50 Years

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Some of the world's most stunning plants and animals could simply disappear according to mind-boggling projections that up to half the natural world might become extinct by 2070.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

AFL WAG Appeals For Help After Bloody Dog Attack

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All the news you need to know this Monday.

National

National

Greenhouse Gases Surge To Record Highs, Dire Warnings Of 'Destructive' Climate Effects

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Greenhouse gas emissions surged to a record level last year and world temperatures could rise by more than twice the globally agreed warming limit if nothing is done, a UN report shows.

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World

Dr Karl Awarded Major UN Science Prize

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Dr Karl Kruszelnicki will be awarded a prestigious prize by the United Nations acknowledging his life-long passion and curiosity for science.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Reporter Breaks Down After Being Attacked Live On Air

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All the news you need to know this Friday.

Richie Merzian

Richie Merzian

ScoMo Gambled On Climate Change — And Lost

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Last Wednesday Prime Minister Scott Morrison took to the world stage, using Australia’s annual address to the United Nations (UN) to talk about the environment.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Jason Momoa Highlights Effects Of Climate Change On 'Small Islands' In UN Speech

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Jason Momoa wrapped up 'Climate Week' at the UN's New York City headquarters on Friday local time, highlighting the dire fate of "small island nations" if the world fails to solve climate change.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Mum Warns Others Not To Kiss Babies After Son Contracts Virus

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All the news you need to know this Thursday.

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News

Woman Slammed For Making Son's Friends Sign 'Insane' Contract

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All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

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News

'You Stole My Childhood': Emotional Greta Thunberg Puts World Leaders On Blast

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Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg opened the United Nations Climate Action Summit on Monday with an angry condemnation of world leaders for failing to take strong measures to combat climate change.

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News

Japan's Plan To Make Climate Change Fight 'Sexy'

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'Boring' stories of death, destruction and devastation are out, as Japan seeks to make the fight against climate change fun, cool and even sexy.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman Finds Strategically Placed Syringe At Popular Swimming Spot

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All the news you need to know this Monday.

World

World

Greta Thunberg's Message To 'Insane' Climate Deniers

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Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg has crossed the ocean on a yacht, and has a message for Donald Trump and other climate change deniers.

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World

Widespread Rape And Atrocities Escalate As Sudan Falls Into 'Abyss'

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Hundreds of rapes and murders, and an internet blackout, mark a brutal crackdown on civilian protesters in Sudan, as leaders of a military coup suppress citizens following weeks-long protests.

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News

The One Thing 129 Countries Have Promised To Do, But Are All Set To Fail

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Almost 130 countries signed a United Nations agreement in 2015, to strive for gender equality by 2030 but new research has revealed not one country is on track to hit that milestone.

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World

Most Countries, Except U.S. Agree to Stop Dumping Plastic Waste In Poor Nations

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The United Nations has announced a new worldwide deal which will drastically reduce the amount of plastic dumped in third world countries.

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News

Extreme Weather Affected 62-Million People Last Year

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A new report has found that 62-million people were hit by extreme weather, with 2-million displaced.

Life

Life

Finland Is Once Again The Happiest Country In The World

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For a second year running Finland is the world's happiest country according to an annual survey.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Finland Is Once Again The Happiest Country In The World

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For a second year running Finland is the world's happiest country according to an annual survey.

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World

Tragic Twist In Crash Of Doomed Ethiopian Airlines Plane

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The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed killing all 157 people on board.

National

National

Australia Has A Cocaine And Meth Problem, U.N. Says, As Drug Deaths Spike

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The alarm has been sounded on Australia's drug problem, with deaths at their highest level since the 1990s plus startling levels of cocaine and methamphetamine use, according to a major United Nations report.

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World

This Little Lionel Messi Fan Is Now A Taliban Target

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In 2016 Murtaza Ahmadi's photo went viral but his internet fame has now put his life in danger.

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Updated

Topless Protesters 'Over The Moon' As Saudi Woman Heads To Canada

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Activists who took to the streets of Sydney urging the government to resettle an 18-year-old Saudi woman are "over the moon" she has been granted asylum in Canada.

National

National

Topless Protesters Demand Saudi Teen Rahaf Al-Qunun Be Granted Asylum

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Activists took to the streets of Sydney on Thursday urging the government to grant an 18-year-old Saudi woman asylum in Australia.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Teacher Caught Allegedly 'Masturbating' Under Desk During Lesson

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National

National

Here's How The Government Can Strip Citizenship From An Australian

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Australian terrorist Neil Prakash has become the most recent person to have his Australian citizenship stripped after fighting for the Islamic State.

World

World

USA And Israel Pull Out Of UN Education, Science And Culture Agreement

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has just lost two members, as the USA and Israel protest what they perceive as 'anti-Israel bias'.

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World

David Attenborough's Warning To World Leaders

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David Attenborough has issued a heartfelt plea to world leaders, urging them to take immediate action on climate change.

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Movies

People Are Mad Lena Dunham Is Turning This Refugee's Story Into A Hollywood Film

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The actor, writer, producer and director will pen the screen adaptation of 2017's A Hope More Powerful Than The Sea.

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World

'I Didn't Expect That Reaction': Donald Trump Laughed At Twice At UN

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U.S. President Donald Trump was laughed at -- twice -- by the audience at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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World

Jacinda Ardern Makes History, Brings First Baby Of New Zealand To UN

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern delivered her first speech at the United Nations general assembly in the United States, and baby Neve had a front-row seat.

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World

Cate Blanchett Gives 'Gut-Wrenching' U.N. Speech On Rohingya Crisis

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"How can any mother endure seeing her child thrown into a fire?"

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World

Mynanmar Military Must Face Genocide Charges: UN

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About 700,000 Rohingya have fled violence in the country.

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World

Former U.N. Chief Kofi Annan Dies Aged 80

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In a statement his foundation said he died peacefully after a short battle with illness.

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Views

Why Is No One Talking About China's Mass Atrocities?

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Australia is turning its back to the Uyghur crisis as China this week ferociously denies claims that it has detained and indoctrinated millions in political camps.

National

National

UN Calls Out Australia For Allowing Forced Sterilisation Of Women With Disabilities

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Forced sterilisation is considered tantamount to torture, so why is it still a procedure in Australia?

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Updated

US Withdraws From UN Human Rights Council

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It comes as the US faces intense criticism for detaining children separated from their immigrant parents at the US-Mexico border.

World

World

Arab States Launch Attack On Major Yemen Port

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The Saudi-Arabian-backed force aims to rid the region of rebel group Houthi.