Elton John has resumed his farewell "Yellow Brick Road" world tour in New Orleans, beginning a run of 2022 US dates after a hiatus following a hip injury.
Australia and New Zealand have sent humanitarian supplies including temporary shelters, generators, hygiene kits, and communications equipment to the tsunami-hit pacific nation.
About 84,000 people — more than 80 percent of Tonga's population — impacted by the volcano's eruption, UN officials say while Red Cross confirms serious damage to three small islands of the Pacific nation.
The tsunami waves crossed the Pacific, drowning two people in Peru and causing minor damage from New Zealand to Santa Cruz, California.
Pacific nations and aid agencies begin coordinating relief efforts in Tonga after a tsunami triggered by a massive volcanic eruption rocked the tiny island nation, causing significant damage.
The Internet connection has been cut in Tonga where tsunami waves crushed across the shore and people rushed to higher ground.
Bangladesh pull off a crushing eight-wicket victory over world champions New Zealand at Mount Maunganui, their first ever in New Zealand and only their sixth in 61 away Tests.
The world ushers in a new year under Covid-19 restrictions for the second time, with many hoping for a better year ahead.
The New Zealand government aims to ban people aged 14 in 2027 from purchasing cigarettes and to reduce the level of nicotine in all cigaretttes on sale.
PM Scott Morrison invokes alleged human rights abuses by China, saying only Australian athletes will go to participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics to which Beijing responds: "whether they come or not, nobody cares".
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