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COP26 ends amid last-minute coal drama

United Nations climate talks in Scotland have ended with a global agreement that aimed at least to keep alive hopes of capping global warming at 1.5C, and so maintain some chance of saving the world from catastrophic climate change.

New conservation area created near Lithgow

After almost a century of advocacy, a "jewel in the crown" of Australia's natural beauty - home to rare plants and animals, stunning rock formations and lush forest - has been protected by the NSW government.

Get your booster shot: NSW health

NSW reported no new coronavirus deaths for the first time in almost three months, while health authorities encouraged people to get booster shots and increase their immunity.

Wade, Stoinis put Aussies in T20 WC final

Justin Langer has lauded the efforts of Matthew Wade and Marcus Stoinis after the pair pulled off a great escape against Pakistan to put Australia within one win of their maiden Twenty20 World Cup title.

Massive deadly spider set to save lives

A massive funnel web spider with fangs so long they could bite through a human fingernail has been donated to a lifesaving antivenom program at the Australian Reptile Park.

Conway out of WT20 final with broken hand

New Zealand's Devon Conway is "gutted" at missing the T20 World Cup final against Australia after breaking his right hand in a moment of fury after he'd been dismissed in their semi-final triumph.

Fugitive Baluch lands back in Sydney

Accused drug lord Mostafa Baluch's stint as a fugitive is over, flying back to Sydney from the Gold Coast shackled and under police guard.