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Sydney club slapped with $10,000 fine

A club and function centre in Sydney's southwest has been slapped with fines totalling $10,000 after hosting a birthday party and christening in breach of COVID-19 restrictions.

Oxford, AstraZeneca resume vaccine trial

Oxford University has announced it is resuming a trial for a coronavirus vaccine it is developing with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, a move that comes days after the study was suspended following a reported side-effect in a UK patient.

Man in court after Sydney hospital assault

A man will face a Sydney court after a nurse was allegedly punched and shoved into a door and a security guard also attacked at the city's Westmead Hospital.

Oregon's wildfires force mass evacuations

Deadly wildfires raging across Oregon are keeping half a million people under evacuation alert even as weary firefighters take advantage of improved weather to go on the offensive.

Olympic champion, premier, MP Fahey dies

John Fahey is being remembered for his exuberant leap of joy when Australia was awarded the Sydney Olympics, as tributes flow for the former NSW premier and federal politician.

Vic virus cases fall, Aust deaths top 800

A fall in new COVID-19 cases and active infections has offered Victorians a glimmer of hope that the state's roadmap out of stage four restrictions may be accelerated.