Saturday, December 5

Australian News

Immortals Fenyx Rising Narrative Director Jeffrey Yohalem speaks to 9News

Immortal Fenyx Rising is desperately fighting for attention in a vacation season of new games and next-generation consoles. Nine.com.au caught up with the game's narrative director, Jeffrey Yohalem, whose team has been busy cheering on the game from home. Immortals Fenyx Rising is an epic adventure tale in which Fenyx faces gods and monsters. (Ubisoft)Jeffrey, thank you very much for your time. First of all, how are you doing on the other side of the world?I think we're holding on. THE (The Angels) is getting a little risky with cases going off, but I'm safe here at home. Working from home when you have an AAA degree that comes out in just a couple of days is crazy, but you've managed to do it. For people who may not be familiar with Immortal Fenyx RisingCan you give us a quick...

Moderna asks European and US regulators to approve its virus injections

Moderna Inc. said it would ask US and European regulators on Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 the vaccine, as the results of a new study confirm that vaccines offer strong protection, increasing the race to start limited vaccines as the coronavirus rampage worsens.Multiple candidate vaccines It must be successful for the world to end the pandemic, which has been on the rise in the United States and Europe. US hospitals have been stretched to the limit, as the nation has seen more than 160,000 new cases a day and more than 1,400 deaths daily. Since it first appeared nearly a year ago in China, the virus has killed more than 1.4 million people worldwide.Moderna is right behind Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech in the quest to start vaccines in the US in Decemb...

Police ban some Hells Angels from pubs and clubs in WA

Police are cracking down on the Hells Angels motorcycle gang, banning some members from bars and clubs in Western Australia for 12 months.Closed circuit television from inside the venue shows Hells Angels Sergeant-at-Arms Dayne Brajkovich and former rebel president Mr. Martin in a violent confrontation. One man was charged and another taken to hospital after two cyclists got into a fight in a Scarborough bar. (9News)The interaction starts out as what appears to be a friendly handshake, but quickly turns sour. The pair knock down furniture and spectators fight as Brajkovich throws one blow after another.Martin eventually returns to his feet, but was taken to the Royal Perth Hospital by ambulance.Mr. Brajkovich, a former muay thai boxer, was charged by the National Anti-Gang Squad with "f...

COVID South Australia: No new cases reported

South Australia is rolling out a list of changes to COVID-19 restrictions starting at midnight, after the state recorded zero new cases today.Starting from the first minute of tomorrow, the border with Victoria will finally be reopened, allowing travel between the two states.Victorians entering South Australia will still need to complete an online permission form.The Victorian border of South Australia will reopen from midnight. (9News)The masks will also be mandatory for people in allied medical and residential care, and the state will implement its mandatory QR code registration system for businesses and venues.But also, stand-up drinking will return to pubs and weddings, while customer limits in companies will be removed.Up to 150 people will be allowed at private functions and fu...

International students return to NT sparks controversy, Jacqui Lambie protests

The arrival of more than 60 international students to Darwin, as part of a pilot education program, has drawn criticism that thousands of Australians are being neglected abroad.Independent Senator from Tasmania Jacqui lambie he criticized the show, describing it as "disgusting" that 36,000 Australians still don't know if they will make it home by Christmas."What I support is having our own homecoming first, before taking any student anywhere, that would be the right thing to do in Australia," he told the media today.International students are landing again at Darwin airport. (Glenn Campbell)"I don't think we put international students before our own people here in the country."I find it quite disgusting."The students landed on a charter flight from Singapore in Darwin this morning an...

Jury unable to reach verdict

The return to the NRL of Dragons player Jack De Belin is on hold after a jury failed to reach a verdict in his rape trial.After two days of deliberation, the jury told the court that "the division ... has remained constant and is unlikely to change" before they were sent home.Outside of court, De Belin's attorney said, "of course he's disappointed."Jack de Belin arrives at the Wollongong court today. (Kate Geraghty)Callan Sinclair's legal team said they were more determined than ever to beat the charges.Steps are now being taken to set a date for a new trial, possibly at a different location, with no date available in Wollongong until August 2021, although the DPP has yet to confirm that they will go ahead.Almost two years ago, De Belin and Sinclair ran into the then 19-year-old woman ...

Assassinated Iranian Scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh Killed With RC Machine Gun

The Iranian nuclear scientist killed east of Tehran on Friday was shot by a remote-controlled machine gun operating from another car, the semi-official Fars news agency said yesterday.With senior Iranian officials blaming Israel, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and others have vowed revenge for the murder of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who was the country's top nuclear scientist.There were conflicting accounts from Iranian news agencies about how the attack unfolded.In this image published by the official website of the office of the Iranian Supreme Leader, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is in a meeting with the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in Tehran, Iran, on January 23, 2019. (AP)A report published yesterday by Fars News said that Mr. Fakhrizadeh was traveling with his wife on Fri...

how he went from Huawei ban to COVID trade bans to the image of the Australian soldier

Framed by the backdrop of four rolled up Australian flags, Prime Minister Scott Morrison sat with a stony-faced gaze.Morrison called the violent image "disgusting" and demanded an apology from China and its removal from both Zhao's account and Twitter entirely.With a single post, tensions between the two nations really spilled over with the pot almost burned.China Tweets Australian Army (Twitter)What caused such a reaction?Political ties between Australia and China have been strained for many years, some claiming the relationship soured in 2018 when Australia banned Huawei from its fledgling 5G broadband network.These tensions were said to have been intensified by Australia's concern over China's attempts to secure greater influence in the Pacific.It was in late April this year that Aus...

Qantas eliminates 2,000 baggage handling jobs as part of operational review

Qantas has confirmed that thousands of ground workers will lose their jobs following a cost-cutting decision to outsource most of their ground handling operations. The warring airline has revealed that 2,000 jobs will be cut at 10 Australian airports as part of its operational review to ensure the flying kangaroo can remain in the skies beyond the coronavirus pandemic.Qantas' decision comes after months of operational reviews that began in August to reduce the size of the business after a reduced number of trips due to the health crisis.Monday's announcement brings the total loss of jobs at Qantas to around 8,500 of its 29,000 workers before the pandemic.The aviation industry has been financially destroyed by COVID-19, and the health crisis caused Qantas to report a legal loss of $ 2.7 ...

The Chinese government publishes a violent false image of an Australian soldier with a knife to a child’s throat

A senior Chinese official has ignited tensions with Australia by posting a "disgusting" and violent doctored image on social media of an Australian soldier.ChinaForeign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian today tweeted the false image of an Australian soldier appearing to cut the throat of a child while kneeling on an Australian flag.Below the image, which shows the child's face covered and holding a lamb, are the words: "Do not fear, we come to bring you peace.""Shocked by the killing of Afghan civilians and prisoners by Australian soldiers. We strongly condemn such acts and call for them to be held accountable," Zhao said in the tweet.A fuzzy version of the controversial tweet shared by a senior Chinese official. (Twitter)The report alleges that Australian special forces soldiers committed...