Monday, September 20, 2021

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Relatives of Afghan family wrongly killed in US strike want face-to-face apology

Ezmarai Ahmadi was wrongly identified as an IS militant by US intelligence, which tracked his white Toyota for eight hours on Aug 29 before targeting the car with a missile, killing seven children and three adults.

France recalls ambassadors to Australia, US in escalating row

The French ambassador recalls from the US and Australia – key allies of France – are unprecedented.

Moderna Covid vaccine edges Pfizer in new US research

The Moderna vaccine elicited higher levels of antibodies compared to Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson for a key part of the virus' spike protein, which it uses to invade cells.

US panel recommends Covid boosters for people 65 and above

However it rejects an initial proposal to fully approve boosters to everyone aged 16 and over.

Indonesia warns against arms race after Aussie nuclear sub pact

Indonesia has called on Australia to maintain its commitment to regional peace and stability, and reiterated its respect for international law.

As workers age, robots take on more jobs, says study

The research shows age alone accounts for 35% of the variation between countries in their adoption of robots, with those having older workers far more likely to adopt the machines.

US lawyer ‘who tried to stage his own murder’ charged with insurance fraud

The lawyer's staged murder attempt came a day after he was forced out of his law firm for allegedly embezzling millions of dollars.

US reassures livid France after Australia scraps submarine deal

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says Australia's decision is 'a stab in the back'.

Australia to get nuclear subs in new US, British partnership

Technical and naval representatives from the three countries will spend the next 18 months deciding how to carry out Australia's upgrade, expected to be 'one of the most complex and technically demanding projects in the world'.

Lawyer stages, survives paid hit in US crime mystery

He believed erroneously that his life insurance policy benefit would not be paid out to his son if he committed suicide, his lawyer says.

Alligator in Hurricane Ida attack found with human remains in stomach

The animal's capture ended a two-week search for a 71-year-old man, whose attack outside his home was witnessed by his wife.

US approaching Delta wave peak but virus expected to become endemic

The possible emergence of newer variants of concern and the advent of colder weather leading to more socialisation indoors could lead to a rebound.

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