Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
The US Capitol in Washington DC has been locked down after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the building.
Both chambers of Congress abruptly recessed as they were debating the Electoral College vote that gave Democrat Joe Biden the presidency.
Mr Biden has called the situation a siege.
Mr Trump has posted a video on Twitter in which he urged protesters to go home in peace.
All spectators at the cricket test starting today at the SCG will be required to wear a face mask, aside from when they are eating or drinking.
Residents from suburbs considered coronavirus hotspots have been banned from the match.
New health alerts have been issued for two venues on the south coast, which were visited by someone infected by COVID-19.
Anyone who was at the Nostalgia Factor Shop in Kangaroo Valley and Taj Indian Restaurant at Huskisson at certain times on December 27 should monitor for symptoms and get tested.
New South Wales health authorities will ramp up daily testing on workers transporting Australians returning from overseas.
National Cabinet will hold a special meeting tomorrow to address rising concerns over the more infectious UK strain of COVID-19.
Leaders will also discuss a plan for Australians who are still overseas to test negative to COVID-19 before boarding a flight home.
A man is due in court today charged over a hit-and-run in the NSW’s Central West on Tuesday in which two children died.
Two other boys and a woman were injured.
Police say the alleged driver never held a licence and was in possession of drugs at the time of the crash.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been denied bail in a London court, days after being told he wouldn’t be extradited to the US to face charges including espionage.
The judge argues Assange is a flight risk, saying he has previously gone to extraordinary lengths to avoid extradition.