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Man in famous 9/11 photo dies from COVID

A US man photographed fleeing smoke and debris as the south tower of the World Trade Center crumbled just a block away on September 11, 2001, has died from coronavirus.

Qld fare evader nicks taxi and hits cabbie

In the space of minutes, a man on the Gold Coast went from refusing to pay his cab fare to stealing the taxi only to be quickly nabbed because of the vehicle's tracking system.

Six new NSW cases, aged residents cleared

Four residents at a coronavirus-hit aged care home in NSW have been cleared of the virus after showing symptoms of respiratory illness, as six new cases were confirmed in the state.

Firefighters faced dangerous comms issues

Firefighters battling border bushfires or sent interstate have been put in an extremely dangerous situation because the states do not use the same radio communications, volunteers say.