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US hits vaccine milestone as NZealand, Australia open travel bubble

US hits vaccine milestone as NZealand, Australia open travel bubble

The hard-hit United States has passed a hopeful milestone as half its adults have had at least one Covid vaccine dose and from Monday all its over 18s will be eligible to get their shot.

Australia reports second Astrazeneca blood clot case, vaccine rollout steady

Australia reports second Astrazeneca blood clot case, vaccine rollout steady

Australia said on Tuesday a second person had been diagnosed with a blood clot after receiving the AstraZeneca Plc vaccine but there had been no rise in inoculation cancellations as authorities try to steady a bungled immunisation campaign.

Australia to continue AstraZeneca vaccination despite blood clotting case

Australia to continue AstraZeneca vaccination despite blood clotting case

Australia will continue its inoculation programme with AstraZeneca PLC, health officials said on Saturday, after a blood clotting case raised concern about the safety of the vaccine.

Australia parliament rape scandal prompts PM apology

Australia parliament rape scandal prompts PM apology

A former Australian government staffer has said she was raped in a minister's office in parliament and failed by her bosses after coming forward, prompting an apology from the prime minister Tuesday.

Australia's political opposition to support Facebook, Google legislation

Australia's political opposition to support Facebook, Google legislation

Australia's political opposition will support proposed legislation that would force Alphabet's Google and Facebook to pay publishers and broadcasters for content, two sources briefed on the matter said.

Australia reports no new local coronavirus cases ahead of Australian Open

Australia reports no new local coronavirus cases ahead of Australian Open

Australia reported no new local coronavirus cases for a third day on Sunday, as tennis players geared up for the first Grand Slam of the year in Melbourne on Monday.

Australia puts 500 tennis players, staff into coronavirus isolation

Australia puts 500 tennis players, staff into coronavirus isolation

More than 500 tennis players and officials were ordered into isolation in the Australian city of Melbourne on Thursday as authorities reintroduced coronavirus restrictions after a worker at a quarantine hotel tested positive ...

As Google eyes Australia exit, Microsoft talks Bing with PM

As Google eyes Australia exit, Microsoft talks Bing with PM

Software giant Microsoft Corp is confident its search product Bing can fill the gap in Australia if Google pulls its search over required payments to media outlets, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said ...

Amir and Deputy Amir send congratulations to President of India, Governor-General of Australia

Amir and Deputy Amir send congratulations to President of India, Governor-General of Australia

#Amir and Deputy Amir send congratulations to President of #India, Governor-General of #Australia

Doha has retained its place as Australia’s second largest trading partner in region

Doha has retained its place as Australia’s second largest trading partner in region

Doha has retained its place as Australia’s second largest trading partner in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region with the Australia-Qatar bilateral trade reaching more than QR5bn ...

Australian scientists raise doubts over vaccine efficacy as infections fall

Australian scientists raise doubts over vaccine efficacy as infections fall

Australian scientists have raised questions over the efficacy of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in establishing herd immunity, calling for a pause on its widespread rollout ...

Australia scrambles to block virus variant; travellers must show negative test

Australia scrambles to block virus variant; travellers must show negative test

Travellers to Australia will have to show a negative Covid-19 test before they can get on their plane, the prime minister said on Friday, as the city of Brisbane went into lockdown