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Tonga damage slowly comes to light

Knocked over shipping containers at Tonga's Nuku port, and volcanic ash covered houses and runway at Ha'apai airport show some of the destruction wrought on the small Pacific nation.

Warm welcome as Djokovic returns home

Novak Djokovic has kept a low profile as he returned to the place where he will always be welcome following his deportation from Australia.

Crews fight weather in NSW search for girl

Police have returned to the NSW property where a missing nine-year-old girl was last seen as rescue crews battled rain and fog while scouring dense bushland on the fifth day of the search.

Tonga awaits further volcanic eruption

Australian support remains on standby amid concerns an underwater volcano that erupted in Tonga and sparked a tsunami is likely to erupt again in coming days.

PM opens door for early Djokovic return

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has kept the door open for Novak Djokovic to return to Australia before the completion of a three-year ban on entering the country.

NSW health workers 'exhausted' by Omicron

Hospitals in NSW are facing unprecedented stress amid the latest COVID-19 wave and health care workers are exhausted as thousands of patients are admitted each day, a senior Sydney doctor has warned.

RAT prices 'beyond outrageous': ACCC chair

ACCC boss Rod Sims says retail price-gouging on COVID-19 rapid antigen tests is "beyond outrageous", as demand for the kits continues to surge across the country.

Significant tsunami damage feared in Tonga

Tsunami-hit Tonga remains largely uncontactable with telephone and internet links severed, leaving relatives in faraway New Zealand praying for their families on the Pacific islands as casualty reports had yet to come through.