Category: National

Protesters March in Beirut on Anniversary of Deadly Explosion

Protesters were seen marching in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 4, one year since a massive explosion at the city’s port left over 200 people dead and thousands injured. Lebanon’s government was criticized on the anniversary; a statement on the UN’s Lebano…

English Youngster ‘Inspired by the Olympics’ Shows Off Gymnastics Routine

A little boy whose father said he was inspired by coverage of the Tokyo Olympics tried his hand at a gymnastics routine in the family’s home in Oxfordshire, England, footage posted on August 3 shows. This video taken by the boy’s father, Andrew Heley, …

Queensland lockdown producing ‘double standards and junk science’: Paul Murray

Sky News host Paul Murray says there is “obvious stupidity” when it comes to “following the science” in Queensland.

“The lockdown in south-east Queensland is just as difficult as ones that have happened all over the country for the best part of 18 mon…

Minute’s Silence Held in Beirut to Mark Anniversary of Explosion

A minute’s silence was held in Beirut on August 4 to mark one year since a massive explosion at the city’s port left over 200 people dead and thousands injured. This footage, from UNESCO’s Beirut office, shows representatives from the United Nations in…

Andrew Cuomo ‘hit hard by the karma bus’ following sexual harassment report

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been “hit hard by the karma bus” following the release of a report by the state’s attorney general finding he sexually harassed women who worked for him, says Sky News host Paul Murray.

“Andrew Cuomo is a man who, be…

Timelapse Footage Shows Spread of Wildfire in Athens Suburb

Dramatic timelapse footage shows the spread on August 3 of a destructive fire that broke out in the north Athens suburb of Varympompi. Firefighters worked through the night in an attempt to contain the fire, which was still burning in August 4. At leas…

Olympic Shooting Medalist Matthew Coward-Holley Welcomed Home at Heathrow

British Olympic trap shooting bronze medalist Matthew Coward-Holley was met with hugs from his partner and fellow shooter Augusta Rose Campos-Martyn upon his arrival at Heathrow Airport on August 2. This clip shows Campos-Martyn embracing Coward-Holley…

Car bomb hits near Kabul ‘Green Zone’

A blast near the office of Afghanistan’s main security agency wounded at least three people on Wednesday hours after a bomb and gun attack on a minister’s compound brought surging Taliban violence to the capital. Maha Albadrawi reports.

Boy Inspired by Olympics ‘Battles Calm Waters’ of Norfolk Swimming Pool

A young boy was inspired by the Tokyo Olympics while on holiday England, trying out kayaking for the first time to battle “the calm waters of a Norfolk swimming pool,” his mother said. Victoria McCaskill posted this footage of her son Marley having fun…

Boy Inspired by Olympics ‘Battles Calm Waters’ of Norfolk Swimming Pool

A young boy was inspired by the Tokyo Olympics while on holiday England, trying out kayaking for the first time to battle “the calm waters of a Norfolk swimming pool,” his mother said. Victoria McCaskill posted this footage of her son Marley having fun…

NY Governor Cuomo is ‘pushing it a bit far’ in defence against sexual harassment

Lawyer and commentator Caroline Di Russo says New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is “pushing it a little bit far” in his defence against sexual harassment allegations.

An investigation released by the state’s attorney general found that Governor Andrew Cu…

NY Governor Cuomo is ‘pushing it a bit far’ in defence against sexual harassment

Lawyer and commentator Caroline Di Russo says New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is “pushing it a little bit far” in his defence against sexual harassment allegations.

An investigation released by the state’s attorney general found that Governor Andrew Cu…

ABC ‘caught out’ engaging in ‘vigilante journalism’

The IPA’s Evan Mulholland says the ABC has “once again been caught out” engaging in vigilante journalism.

It comes as a guest on a Four Corners episode has been labelled a “critic” of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The ABC failed to disclose that the guest…

Christine Holgate ‘paid out’ by Australia Post in termination settlement

Sky News host Chris Kenny says Australia Post has not only handed over cash for “fancy timepieces” but has now “paid out” former CEO Christine Holgate.

“Holgate has been awarded a severance payment of a million dollars, that’s a lot of stamps,” Mr Ken…

Students being taught to ‘hate’ our flag

While Aussie athletes go for gold in Tokyo, Australian students are being taught to denigrate the flag and anthem they are competing under, according to federal Education Minister Alan Tudge.