US warns Russia of ‘catastrophic consequences’ if it uses nuclear weapons

US warns Russia of ‘catastrophic consequences’ if it uses nuclear weapons

The escalating rhetoric of a US response to a nuclear detonation follows Russia’s faltering efforts on the Ukraine battlefield.

  • byDavid E. Sanger andJim Tankersley

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Planetary defence:How to watch NASA’s attempt to intercept an asteroid

Planetary defence:How to watch NASA’s attempt to intercept an asteroid

While the agency is searching the heavens for deadly space rocks,it also is developing methods for responding to a threat,should one emerge.

  • byKenneth Chang
The CIA has built a museum but don’t expect them to let you in

The CIA has built a museum but don’t expect them to let you in

The museum features gadgets such as a polygraph machine in a briefcase,a communication device disguised as a tobacco pipe,and pigeon-carried cameras

  • byGillian Brockell
Elton John ‘flabbergasted’ and teary after Biden surprises him with medal

Elton John ‘flabbergasted’ and teary after Biden surprises him with medal

The renowned singer and songwriter has championed numerous charities and humanitarian causes,especially those tackling HIV/AIDS.

  • byAdela Suliman
Oscar winning Cuckoo’s Nest actor Louise Fletcher dies

Oscar winning Cuckoo’s Nest actor Louise Fletcher dies

After putting her career on hold for years to raise her children,Fletcher was in her early 40s and little known when chosen for the role opposite Jack Nicholson in the 1975 film.

  • byAndrew Dalton
Australia considering buying first few nuclear submarines from the US instead of building them onshore

Australia considering buying first few nuclear submarines from the US instead of building them onshore

There has been growing concern that Australia will not be able to build nuclear-powered submarines until the 2040s,opening up a major capability gap.

  • byAnthony Galloway
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What’s our globetrotting PM learnt about Australia’s place in the world?

What’s our globetrotting PM learnt about Australia’s place in the world?

Albanese’s travel program has barely paused since his first day. He returned from London on Wednesday and leaves for Tokyo on Monday.

  • byPeter Hartcher
US has sent private warnings to Russia against using a nuclear weapon for months

US has sent private warnings to Russia against using a nuclear weapon for months

“The consequences of even a so-called ‘limited nuclear war’ would be absolutely catastrophic,” said the director of the Arms Control Association.

  • byPaul Sonne andJohn Hudson
Crikey ‘mocking’ Lachlan Murdoch on public billboards,court told

Crikey ‘mocking’ Lachlan Murdoch on public billboards,court told

The Fox Corporation chief executive is “enthusiastic” about his defamation case against Crikey proceeding to trial as soon as possible,the Federal Court heard.

  • byMichaela Whitbourn
Rings and moons of Neptune visible in photos from new space telescope

Rings and moons of Neptune visible in photos from new space telescope

NASA has released new glamour shots of our solar system’s outermost planet taken by the James Webb Space Telescope.

  • byMarcia Dunn
Capitol Hill riot inquiry to interview wife of Supreme Court judge

Capitol Hill riot inquiry to interview wife of Supreme Court judge

Activist Virginia Thomas,who tried to help former president Donald Trump overturn his election defeat,has agreed to speak with the House panel.

  • byEric Tucker andMary Clare Jalonick