Australia: Some experienced surfers ‘no longer want to go in water’ after latest fatal shark attack

A man has died after being attacked by a shark off Australia’s eastern coast. Surfers, bystanders and paramedics tried to give him CPR, but he had a critical arm injury and could not be revived. The attack occurred off Shelly and Emerald beaches in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales –

Commuter chaos: Some relief today after rain caused delays, cancellations across Auckland

Aucklanders can expect some relief from yesterday’s wet weather which caused congestion, delays and cancellations across the city. Trains were brought to a halt yesterday evening while the deluge slowed traffic and caused congestion on Auckland’s motorways as commuter rush hour commenced. Auckland Transport braced for network-wide “very heavy traffic

German leaders meet as some halt AstraZeneca for under-60s

German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a crisis meeting Thursday with state governors amid fresh concern over unusual blood clots reported in people who received AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine. Several German regions suspended use of the shots in people under 60, and the country’s independent vaccine expert panel recommended restricting them to

Why some countries wear face masks and others don’t

Step outside your door without a face mask in Hong Kong, Seoul or Tokyo, and you may well get a disapproving look. In recent weeks, many European nations have issued advisories to wear a mask in certain public settings, and in England the latest advice is to wear a face