By Hope NewsroomWednesday 4 Nov 2020
Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
Long lines have formed at voting stations and cities in the United States are bracing for potential unrest as Americans go to the polls.
Shop fronts and businesses have been boarded up from the east coast to the west.
President Donald Trump says he’s not thinking about either a concession or acceptance speech – but says “a lot of shenanigans can happen”.
His rival, Joe Biden, says his Democratic supporters are choosing hope over fear.
Results will start coming in early this afternoon.
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Re-opening the border with Victoria will be on the agenda at a top level State Government meeting this morning.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has indicated she needs to assess the impact of Melbourne’s lockdown ending, over two weeks – that point will be reached mid way through next week.
Victoria has recorded a fifth straight day of no new cases of COVID-19 and no coronavirus-related deaths.
Businesses in Sydney’s south-west are being put on notice, with health inspectors beginning a coronavirus blitz.
Jasmins1 Lebanese restaurant in Liverpool has been closed indefinitely – after being accused of allowing a staff member to work, when they were supposed to be self-isolating.
A survey has found 81 per cent of workers would like to work from home – if they were given enough support.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) survey found almost half who worked from home during the pandemic reported mental health issues.
Austrians have been commemorating the victims of yesterday’s deadly terrorist attack in Vienna on the first of three days of official mourning.
The country’s president and chancellor have laid wreaths and lit candles at the scene for the four civilians who were killed.
Rescuers in Turkey have pulled another toddler from the rubble, more than 90 hours after a strong earthquake struck Turkey.
Emergency crews clapped and cheered as the three-year-old girl was removed from underneath collapsed buildings.
In NRL, The New South Wales State of Origin team is travelling to Adelaide for tonight’s series opener.
The Blues are going into the match against Queensland as favourites.