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Saudi Arabia to lift ban on Mecca pilgrimage amid virus

Saudi authorities have released new details on how it plans to gradually allow Muslims back to Islam's holiest site in Mecca.

The kingdom is gradually lifting restrictions that had been in place on Islam’s holiest site for the past seven months due to the coronavirus.

US vintners fear notes of ash after record wildfires play stuff

An Oregon grape grower is planning to let the birds eat most of his crop this year, convinced the fruit is tainted by ...

An Oregon grape grower is planning to let the birds eat most of his crop this year, convinced the fruit is tainted by the smoke that blanketed the region and unfit to bottle.

Court papers: Woman wrote ‘give up’ in ricin note to Trump

Pascale Ferrier is accused of mailing a package containing ricin to the White House, included a threatening letter.

A Canadian woman accused of mailing a package containing ricin to the White House included a threatening letter in which she told President Donald Trump to “give up and remove your application for this election”, according to court papers.

‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

Romelia Navarro, right, is comforted by a nurse as she weeps while sitting at the bedside of her dying husband, Antonio, ...

The number of dead is equivalent to a 9/11 attack every day for 67 days.

Aus MP awarded $945,000 over ‘delusional’ Facebook posts

Anne Webster won the Victorian seat of Mallee for the Nationals in the 2019 federal election

Conspiracy theorist believed to now be living in New Zealand charged over ‘vile’ posts suggesting MP was involved in a paedophile network.

Trump blasts China for ‘unleashing virus plague on the world’

Donald Trump delivers a pre-recorded message to the United Nations General Assembly.

The US President used the UN General Assembly to attack China’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Moves for Niue to look to other side of the Dateline video

The Pacific island nation Niue considers moving to the other side of the Dateline.

Efforts are underway in Niue to have the country move to the western side of the International Dateline.

Old TV the cause of Welsh town’s internet woes

A couple was mortified to learn that their secondhand TV was the cause of their entire town’s internet woes. (File photo)

A bizarre mystery surrounding the failing internet of a small Welsh town has finally been solved after more than 18 months.

Trump, Biden battle for Midwest voters play stuff

Donald Trump and his rival for the White House, Joe Biden, are campaigning in two US battleground states that could ...

Donald Trump and his rival for the White House, Joe Biden, are campaigning in two US battleground states that could decide the November election.

‘We lost all the beer’: Aussie family reacts as boat sinks video

The family remained upbeat despite the ordeal.

With rescue aircraft circling over them, the holidaying family were more worried about their lost booze.

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