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Ardern sides with Australia in China spat

New Zealand has intervened in the escalating diplomatic row between Australia and China, raising concerns over a doctored image shared by a senior Chinese official on Twitter.

Qantas cuts 2000 more jobs, blames COVID

Qantas insists safety won't be compromised by its plan to outsource about 2000 positions, having rejected an in-house bid to save jobs at the COVID-battered airline.

Hung jury in Jack De Belin's rape trial

NRL star Jack de Belin and his friend Callan Sinclair remain accused of sexual assault after a jury was unable to reach any verdict and discharged.

Return of heat, fire risk to NSW imminent

Inland NSW is set to bear the brunt of another stint of steaming hot weather, with authorities particularly worried about the growing risk of grass fires.