Hostage situation at synagogue in Texas ends after nearly 12 hours

Hostage situation at synagogue in Texas ends after nearly 12 hours

At least three hostages were believed to be still inside the synagogue,when the siege finally ended.

  • byJake Bleiberg

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Space travel destroys 3 million red blood cells per second

Space travel destroys 3 million red blood cells per second

Doctors thought ‘space anaemia’ was a temporary problem,new research shows it could interfere with future planned missions.

  • byHarikrishnan Nair
Are we learning to ‘live with the virus’ or surrendering to it?

Are we learning to ‘live with the virus’ or surrendering to it?

Some scientists are warning we may be underestimating the potential for the virus to do more damage.

  • byJoel Achenbach
The husband,the doctor and the equerry:Andrew and Giuffre game plans

The husband,the doctor and the equerry:Andrew and Giuffre game plans

New court documents show the royal’s defence team wants to interview two Australians over his accuser’s “false memories”. Her team requested other witnesses.

  • byPatrick Sawer,Victoria Ward,Steve Bird andIndia McTaggart
Doctors call out Spotify over ‘tidal wave’ of COVID-19 ‘misinformation’ spread by Joe Rogan

Doctors call out Spotify over ‘tidal wave’ of COVID-19 ‘misinformation’ spread by Joe Rogan

In an open letter,more than 270 medical professionals urge Spotify to stop “enabling its hosted media to damage public trust in scientific research”.

  • byTimothy Bella
US encourages N95 mask use to prevent Omicron spread

US encourages N95 mask use to prevent Omicron spread

Agency officials noted some masks are harder to tolerate than others,and urged people to choose good-fitting masks that they will wear consistently.

  • byMike Stobbe
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Parents become substitute teachers as Omicron surge bedevils Joe Biden

Parents become substitute teachers as Omicron surge bedevils Joe Biden

While the pandemic forces schools to innovate,the vexed debate over whether to keep classrooms open has also exposed new fault lines between teachers,parents and governments.

  • byFarrah Tomazin
Djokovic case will perpetuate the worst aspects of the pandemic

Djokovic case will perpetuate the worst aspects of the pandemic

The world No. 1could safely have been waved in to make a fool of himself without making a fool of us.

  • byParnell Palme McGuinness
Century began with so much promise but it’s already lost its lustre

Century began with so much promise but it’s already lost its lustre

Almost a quarter-way through the 21st century,one has to ask:were we justified in striding into the New Millennium,as I did,with exuberance and optimism?

  • byAnne Summers
Russia refuses to rule out military deployment to Latin America

Russia refuses to rule out military deployment to Latin America

Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov raised the stakes over Ukraine by saying he could not exclude the possibility of a military deployment to Cuba and Venezuela if tensions with the US rose.

  • byVladimir Isachenkov andMatthew Lee
Social media giants subpoenaed over role in January 6 attack on US Capitol

Social media giants subpoenaed over role in January 6 attack on US Capitol

The subpoenas to the tech companies are the latest development in the House Select Committee’s investigation into the causes of the attack on the US Capitol by former President Donald Trump’s supporters.

  • byJan Wolfe andSarah N. Lynch