The US Military has now completed its withdrawal after two decades of war in Afghanistan.
Celebratory gunfire by pro-Taliban forces has rung out across Kabul as the last American plane flew out of the city.
The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution calling on the Taliban to ensure safe passage for people trying to leave Afghanistan.
The Council had been hoping to present a united front, but Russia and China abstained.
The Federal Government is seeking urgent advice from intensive care doctors about sustained pressure of rising COVID-19 infections on the health-care system.
Five men, all infected with COVID-19, have been fined $5000 each for breaching public health orders in Sydney’s south-west.
Police noticed the men weren’t wearing masks as they sat at an outdoor table in Leppington yesterday.
Business closures and mental health have emerged as the biggest concerns in a survey of people’s pandemic experience.
The YouGov poll, conducted for News Corp, found more than half of parents believe that classroom closures will harm their child’s education in the long term.
Australia Post has reported a before-tax full year profit of more than $100 million.
Much of that is thanks to strong growth in its parcel business during the pandemic.
Hundreds of boats and helicopters are trying to reach people trapped by floodwaters in the US state of Louisiana, after Hurricane Ida hit.
In New Zealand, flash flooding following heavy rain has forced residents to evacuate parts of Auckland overnight.