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Wildfire reaches Turkey power plant, prompts evacuations

Pro-government news channel A Hbr broadcasting live from near the evacuated power plant late on Wednesday said firefighters were working inside the compound cooling equipment and dousing sparks in an effort to keep the fire away. The channel’s crew showed an incinerated police water cannon. The Parthenon on the Acropolis …

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Private schools to start vaccinating their staff on-site

Wesley said that in line with government advice, staff aged 40 to 59 and pregnant women would get the Pfizer vaccine, staff aged 60 years and above would get the AstraZeneca vaccine, and staff aged 18 to 39 could get AstraZeneca following a consultation with their GP. Other non-government schools …

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Lockdown likely to be extended unless cases plummet, experts warn

Dr Mackay said health authorities would not risk undoing the hard work of the previous eight days by easing restrictions too early. Loading “We’d need to see no new transmission chains pop up, and we’d need to see every new case already in quarantine, not out in the community spreading …

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Public servants criticised over human rights breaches in pandemic

Ms Glass said the woman was told she would have to return to the start of the line if she left. Loading An investigation was launched after a bystander complained about the treatment of the woman, and as a result the department contacted all COVID-19 testing sites and reminded them …

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Australia news LIVE: NSW records 233 new local COVID-19 cases; Queensland records 17 new cases

The makers of rapid COVID-19 tests face strict rules that will let them provide them only to registered labs and health professionals amid fears that do-it-yourself test results could be misinterpreted. Australia has so far been resistant to widespread use of “point of care” tests for the virus, but the …

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Yarraville Coles listed as exposure site after Hobsons Bay teacher tests positive to COVID-19

The school issued a statement on Wednesday evening, saying it found out about the positive case at 2.30pm. “For the time being, the College campus will be completely shut down with no staff members or students permitted to attend the College premises,” the statement said. “Deep cleaning is being arranged. …

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Australia bounce back for team pursuit bronze, Italy break world record to win gold

Loading Italy have now won the team pursuit a record eight times at the Olympics, but this was their first victory in the event since the 1960 Rome Games in Rome. There was more badly needed good news for the Australian track team on Wednesday, with Kaarle McCulloch reaching the …

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Full list: Logan Hyperdome and an Indooroopilly gym among new exposure sites

Logan’s Hyperdome shopping centre, a Shailer Park Chemist Warehouse, the Indooroopilly Fitness First gym and bus routes are among new additions to the state’s exposure site list across suburbs also including Toowong after 17 new community cases of COVID-19 were reported on Wednesday. Anyone who has visited any of the …

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Giants extend deadline for Kelly to make his call

Greater Western Sydney have extended a secret July 31 deadline for star midfielder Josh Kelly to make a decision on whether he accepts a massive eight-year deal or crosses to a Melbourne club. Kelly had signed an agreement with the Giants that gave him a choice of either accepting a …

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