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US companies give abortion travel benefit

US companies including Walt Disney Co and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc say they will cover employees' expenses if they have to travel for abortion services after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade.

Believe in RBA to avoid recession: Lowe

If Australians don't have faith in the Reserve Bank's promise of a "narrow path" to avoid recession, they could end up being the cause of one, the central bank's governor Philip Lowe has warned.

McKeown, mixed world record fires Aussies

Mollie O'Callaghan has made it a hat-trick of golds while leading the mixed 4x100m relay quartet to Australia's first global landmark at this year's world swimming championships.

Biden condemns US court abortion ruling

The US Supreme Court has overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade ruling that recognised a woman's constitutional right to abortion, a decision condemned by President Joe Biden that will dramatically change life for millions of women and exacerbate growing tensions in a deeply polarised country.

NSW claim Women's Origin title in thriller

NSW have reclaimed the Women's State of Origin shield, winning a pulsating encounter against Queensland 20-14 with dynamic centre Isabelle Kelly winning the Nellie Doherty Medal.

Afghanistan ends hunt for quake survivors

An earthquake that struck a remote mountainous area of Afghanistan this week has killed 1036 people and the toll is expected to rise, Mohamed Ayoya, UNICEF Representative to Afghanistan, says.

Aid trickles in to Afghan quake zone

Aid has begun arriving in a remote part of Afghanistan where an earthquake killed 1000 people but poor communications and roads are hampering relief efforts in a country already grappling with a humanitarian crisis.

Talk of NSW strike fine hike irks unions

Unions say the NSW government is trying to intimidate workers as the premier says those organising illegal strikes should face the "hardest fines possible".