National News

Freedoms at 70pct jab rate guaranteed: NSW

The NSW government says it will restore freedoms to all fully vaccinated residents once the state hits 70 per cent double-dose coverage - regardless of COVID-19 case numbers.

Afghan baby born on evacuation flight

An Afghan woman on an evacuation flight to Britain has given birth to a baby girl with assistance from the cabin crew, Turkish Airlines says.

Mitchell needs judiciary win to save year

Latrell Mitchell needs a miracle at the NRL judiciary to save his season with the South Sydney superstar facing up to nine games out for the hit that floored Joey Manu.

COVID-19 not a bioweapon: US intelligence

US intelligence agencies remain divided on the origins of coronavirus, but believe China's leaders did not know about the virus before the start of the global pandemic.

US braces for more ISIS attacks in Kabul

US forces helping to evacuate Afghans desperate to flee Taliban rule are on alert for more attacks after at least one Islamic State suicide bomber killed 85 people including 13 US soldiers outside the gates of Kabul airport.

Titans pay price for missed chances

Gold Coast coach Justin Holbrook has bemoaned his team's decision-making at the death after they crashed to a crucial 15-14 loss to Newcastle.