The Sydney Roosters have been slugged with a $40,000 breach notice from the NRL as part of the ugly fall out from Friday night's grudge match against South Sydney.
Australia has smashed its own record for new coronavirus infections as the death toll exceeded 1000 and the disease claimed its first Indigenous victim.
Queensland will mandate vaccination for workers at the state's five COVID-19 hospitals after a report into a breach which led to a lockdown in late June recommended it.
President Joe Biden has vowed to keep up air strikes against the Islamic extremist group whose suicide bombing at the Kabul airport killed scores of Afghans and 13 American service members.
In another day of record COVID-19 cases in Australia, authorities continued to press the case for getting vaccinated as soon as feasibly possible.
The NSW government says it will restore freedoms to all fully vaccinated residents once the state hits 70 per cent double-dose coverage - regardless of COVID-19 case numbers.
An Afghan woman on an evacuation flight to Britain has given birth to a baby girl with assistance from the cabin crew, Turkish Airlines says.
Western Australia has recorded no further COVID-19 cases linked to two truck drivers who tested positive after travelling through three states.
Latrell Mitchell needs a miracle at the NRL judiciary to save his season with the South Sydney superstar facing up to nine games out for the hit that floored Joey Manu.
A third of Australians have taken up grocery shopping online since COVID lockdowns began in 2020.