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Ex-NRL star Burgess admits drug driving

Former South Sydney NRL captain Sam Burgess has been fined more than $1000 but spared a conviction after drug driving in an unregistered BMW on a highway south of Sydney.

New India COVID cases hold close to record

India's new coronavirus cases have dipped marginally but deaths due to the infection jumped by a record 3689, with one more state going into lockdown as the nation's creaky healthcare system fails to cope with...

India's daily COVID-19 cases pass 400,000

India's rampant second wave of COVID-19 has topped 400,000 new daily cases for the first time, as the country opened up its massive vaccination drive to all adults, although several states warned of acute shortages.

Human rights concerns over India decision

The Australian Human Rights Commission is calling on the federal government to prove that its decision to fine or jail Australians attempting to return from India is "not discriminatory".