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Thu, 14 Jun 2018 07:24:00 GMT
Antarctica ice sheet melting faster than expected, adding 0.6mm to sea level every year
The Antarctic ice sheet has lost more than 2,500 billion tons of ice in the past 25 years and nearly half of that has happened since 2012. An international team of polar scientists found that melting in Antarctica has jumped sh...

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 08:41:00 GMT
Argentina's national team cancels audience with Pope Francis
Argentina's national team have cancelled an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican that was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, the Holy See has announced. The Albiceleste are preparing for the World Cup and have been trai...

Thu, 31 May 2018 08:20:00 GMT
Japanese whale hunt slaughters 122 pregnant minke whales
More than 120 pregnant whales were slaughtered in the latest Japanese whale hunt in Antarctica's Southern Ocean, new documents show, reigniting calls to step up efforts to stop the annual killing spree. A further 114 immature w...

Thu, 17 May 2018 08:31:00 GMT
Someone is cheating with ozone warn scientists: rate of decline has fallen drastically
The decline in the atmosphere of an ozone-depleting chemical banned by the Montreal Protocol has recently slowed by half, suggesting a serious violation of the 196-nation treaty, researchers revealed Wednesday.

Mon, 14 May 2018 20:04:00 GMT
Argentina/UK: Agreement to enhance Antarctic scientific co-operation
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and the Instituto Antártico Argentino (IAA) today signed a memorandum of understanding.The agreement will enable the implementation of joint science and technology research projects as well a...

Australian Top Stories

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 05:35:13 +1000
Donald Trump signs executive order to end separation of immigrant families
The US President backs down on an immigration policy that sparked outrage at home and abroad, signing an executive order to end the separation of children from their parents when immigrant families are caught crossing th...

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 05:59:08 +1000
'I've had them on their knees': Pauline Hanson to support $144b income tax cuts
Personal income tax cuts worth billions of dollars are edging closer to reality, with One Nation confirming it will support the Federal Government's $144 billion package.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 04:39:20 +1000
How a gas plant could wipe out a year's worth of solar power emissions savings
The equivalent to the annual reduction in greenhouse gases from all of the country's solar panels combined could effectively be wiped out by a single oil and gas project's failure to capture any of its emissions for two ...

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 05:07:41 +1000
Opinion: Is this really the end of Telstra's 'confusopoly'?
It's been called the "confusopoly" — the myriad plans that are so awkward to compare an informed choice is nigh impossible. With fewer choices, fewer staff and fewer customer service calls, Christopher Zinn asks whethe...

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 05:04:59 +1000
Analysis: Trump vs the world: How 'America first' is shutting down the world chorus
The trouble with organisations like the United Nations is that there are so many voices. Donald Trump prefers not a chorus but a duo, preferably one he dominates, writes chief foreign correspondent Philip Williams. ...

Australian World News

Tue, 08 May 2018 10:48:15 +1000
Melania Trump launches 'Be Best' campaign targeting cyberbullying
The first lady launches her 'Be Best' public awareness campaign, despite criticism her husband has worsened online bullying — one of the issues she hopes to combat.

Tue, 08 May 2018 09:22:57 +1000
Iran deal or no deal? Donald Trump facing serious pressure
Opposing the Iran deal was one of Donald Trump's signature campaign platforms, but as the deadline looms for him to either re-certify it or dump it the President is under serious international pressure not to do it, writ...

Tue, 08 May 2018 08:19:56 +1000
'Mission accomplished': Hezbollah makes big gains in Lebanon elections
Shia group Hezbollah and its political allies pick up seats, giving another boost to Iran's allies in Lebanon and Syria, where Tehran's influence has grown in recent years.

Tue, 08 May 2018 06:33:35 +1000
Trump to reveal fate of Iran nuclear deal
Donald Trump says he will announce his decision on whether to keep the US in the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday (US time) as European allies make last-ditch efforts to convince the US President not to pull out of the agree...

Tue, 08 May 2018 06:03:17 +1000
Critics say plastic capture system will trap marine life, add more garbage to ocean
Young entrepreneur Boyan Slat is getting ready to send a huge clean-up device to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, but some experts believe it's already doomed to fail.

Brisbane Times Headlines

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 07:00:00 +1000
'Truly shocking': 450 patient lives shortened by drugs at UK hospital
Criminal charges could be brought following revelations over 450 people had their lives shortened after being prescribed powerful painkillers at a UK hospital.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:56:07 +1000
Missing boy, 12, was last seen running from car at Logan
Concerns were held given the young age of the boy, who went missing on Wednesday afternoon.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:46:37 +1000
El Salvador warns migrants against travelling to the US
One of El Salvador's top diplomats on Wednesday described conditions at shelters for migrant children in the United States as "totally inadequate".

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:35:42 +1000
Canberra Now: Light rail costs revealed; and apology for dog's death
Plus, why some menopausal women are concerned about a drug shortage.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:32:39 +1000
‘Womp Womp’: Lewandowski mocks Down Syndrome child kept from mother
Many called Lewandowski's remarks heartless and said they reflected the lack of empathy inherent in the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy.

Canberra Times

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 02:53:26 +1000
Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen heckled at Mexican restaurant
Protesters entered the glitzy restaurant near the White House and yelled at Nielsen to stop the police of separating children at the border.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 02:39:20 +1000
Trump to sign executive order to keep migrant families together
The President said he will sign an order amid a furor over his policy of separating children from their parents at the border.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 01:58:54 +1000
As a veteran strategist dumps the Republican party, what now for the Never Trumpers?
Steve Schmidt advised two of the most influential Republicans in recent history. But now, the veteran strategist says he is leaving the GOP.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:48:01 +1000
What's on TV: Monday June 25
Running Wild with Bear Grylls and Have You Been Paying Attention?

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:27:50 +1000
Denmark need to defend better and move ball quicker, says coach
The Danes are respectful of Australia but not fearful as they prepare to face the Socceroos on Thursday.

Dominion Post

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:57:20 +1200
Live: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's baby is on the way
Well wishes from Kiwis, and the acting PM, as Jacinda Ardern goes into labour.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:54:50 +1200
PM Jacinda Ardern in hospital to give birth
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is at hospital to give birth.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 21:06:59 +1200
What would a nurses' strike look like?
As 27,000 nurses and midwives prepare to strike next month, some are concerned what their absence will mean for the safety of patients.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:44:48 +1200
'I'm no Mr Big' - man charged with cultivating cannabis speaks
It started with a few marijuana plants in the garage so he could smoke to ease his knee pain. It soon became a hydroponic weed-growing addiction that took over his entire house.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 20:31:26 +1200
Youth apprehended after owner and son stabbed in attempted Grey Lynn robbery
A 16-year-old youth is in custody following the attempted aggravated robbery of a Grey Lynn dairy.

Independent Australia

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +1000
Fiercely protecting the ABC and Michelle Guthrie
Is ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie a public champion for the cause? Senior editor Michelle Pini reports. read now...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:30:00 +1000
Eurydice Dixon: Changing the culture of sexual entitlement
Jane Salmon was assaulted as a young girl. She shares her very personal response to the murder of young comedian, Eurydice Dixon. read now...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:00:00 +1000
CARTOONS: The ABC of Mark David
Mark David goes to a blue-tied brawl. read now...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +1000
Press Council refuses to investigate The Australian over multiple falsehoods
The Australian Press Council has declined in investigate an article in The Australian by its former editor, Chris Mitchell, attacking Julia Gillard, despite the piece containing at least five clear errors of fact. read now...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 +1000
Australia, 2018: Lies, cover-ups and suppression of free speech
Propaganda about an endless "war on terror" and a succession of enemies has led to the slow creep of suppression of inquiry. read now...

New Zealand Headlines

New Zealand National

New Zealand Pacific

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:45:19 +1200
Solomons women told to bring own maternity supplies to hospital
Pregnant women in Solomon Islands are being told to bring their own supplies when they go to hospital to give birth.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:23:59 +1200
French Pacific nuke sites stable
French Polynesian officials and test veteran groups have been told former French nuclear weapons test sites in the South Pacific are stable.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:31:45 +1200
Tonga petition to be answered next week
Tonga's Finance Minister says he is confident allegations calling for an investigation into himself and six of his cabinet colleagues will be satisfactorily answered next week. Tonga's Finance Minister says...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:21:22 +1200
Vanuatu woman given award for courage
A Vanuatu woman has been given an International Woman of Courage Award after she publicly criticised the group of men who assaulted her.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:31:01 +1200
Sport: Toa Samoa's Jorge Taufua puts mum first
Manly winger Jorge Taufua says he decided to switch his international allegience to honour his mother's Samoan heritage.

New Zealand RadioNZ

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:00:00 +1200
Baby's on the way: Jacinda Ardern in hospital to give birth
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has gone into hospital to give birth, her office says.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:33:14 +1200
Should NZ ditch public holidays? David Seymour thinks so.
Should New Zealand do away with public holidays and just let Kiwis decide when to have a break?

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:06:19 +1200
Auckland cyclists say transport plan puts brakes on city of the future
An Auckland cycling advocacy group has labelled a multi-billion dollar transport plan for the city as a missed opportunity that leaves the city stuck in the past.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 21:03:10 +1200
Parents take a stand for freezing kids in uniform shorts
Dozens of parents are calling for long pants to be part of the uniform at an Auckland primary school after being told they are too expensive.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 20:10:39 +1200
Teenager arrested over knife attack at dairy
A teenager has been arrested after an Auckland mother and son were stabbed in a violent attack at their dairy last night.

New Zealand Top Stories

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:57:20 +1200
Live: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's baby is on the way
Well wishes from Kiwis, and the acting PM, as Jacinda Ardern goes into labour.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:50:35 +1200
PM Jacinda Ardern's baby news gets world excited
International news organisations have joined in the excitement as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern enters hospital to give birth to her first child.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 05:54:44 +1200
Trump reverses course, says he will put an end to family separations on US border
US President Donald Trump has abruptly reversed course, saying he would sign an executive order ending family separations at the US-Mexico border after a public uproar over his administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +1200
When a $16k payrise only gives you $50 a week extra in hand after credits reduced

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:00:28 +1200
David Seymour wants to cancel public holidays - Anzac and Waitangi can stay
ACT leader David Seymour's latest policy-on-the-fly comments turned into what closely resembled a scene from How the Grinch Stole Christmas, when he voiced his preference for axing almost all public holidays.

New Zealand World

Otago Daily Times

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:19:43 +1200
Lawyer: Korean triple murder suspect agrees to extradition
A man wanted in connection with murders of three of his family members in South Korea has agreed to be extradited, his lawyer has confirmed.Sungkwan Kim, 33, appeared at the North Shore District Court today where his name suppression...

Planet Tonga

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:58:55 +0000
Vava‘u man reportedly drowns in Ha’apai – Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service
A man from Matamaka, Vava’u has reportedly drowned off the coast of Hihifo, Ha’apai. Tekitau Fifita was understood to have been diving at the reefs in the coastal areas when the tragedy happened. The 43-year-old was diving with a brother on Frida...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:57:11 +0000
Tonga hosts UN regional meeting for small islands
Nuku’alofa, Tonga: Officials from small island developing States in the Pacific region are meeting in Nuku’alofa to review progress in implementing the SAMOA Pathway – the dedicated programme of action for small island developing States...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:55:24 +0000
Siliva Havili declares the best is yet to come for Tonga
Tonga are preparing for a Pacific Test showdown that means more than ever in the context of the island nation’s rugby league future. Source: Siliva Havili declares the best is yet to come for Tonga

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:07:29 +0000
Parliament discussed petition to impeach seven cabinet ministers this morning – TBC
The Speaker of Parliament Lord Fakafanua and the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Semisi Sika represented the House when delivering the reply to His Majesty’s address from the throne. Source: Parliament discussed petition to impeach seven cabinet ministe...

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:06:36 +0000
Prisoner out on leave, guilty of armed robbery and assault
Nuku’alofa, Tonga: Heamani Lopeti was found guilty of armed robbery and serious bodily harm when he assaulted a warden’s son with a machete, during an armed robbery at a home in Hu’atolitoli Prison in 2014. Source: Prisoner out on leave, g...

Sydney Morning Herald National News

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:56:07 +1000
Missing boy, 12, was last seen running from car at Logan
Concerns were held given the young age of the boy, who went missing on Wednesday afternoon.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:35:42 +1000
Canberra Now: Light rail costs revealed; and apology for dog's death
Plus, why some menopausal women are concerned about a drug shortage.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:30:05 +1000
'It's my money, that's it': Katiusha Stepanyan stashed $200,000 in suspected drug money
A woman who had more than $200,000 of suspected drug money stashed around her bedroom has been given a fine and a good behaviour bond in a Sydney court.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:00:00 +1000
Bishop breaks ranks on church report into child abuse royal commission
Bishop of Parramatta Vincent Long Van Nguyen is calling for public release of a church report responding to the child abuse royal commission.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 05:59:53 +1000
Melbourne Express: Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Sydney Morning Herald World News

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 07:00:00 +1000
'Truly shocking': 450 patient lives shortened by drugs at UK hospital
Criminal charges could be brought following revelations over 450 people had their lives shortened after being prescribed powerful painkillers at a UK hospital.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:46:37 +1000
El Salvador warns migrants against travelling to the US
One of El Salvador's top diplomats on Wednesday described conditions at shelters for migrant children in the United States as "totally inadequate".

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:32:39 +1000
‘Womp Womp’: Lewandowski mocks Down Syndrome child kept from mother
Many called Lewandowski's remarks heartless and said they reflected the lack of empathy inherent in the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 05:42:03 +1000
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern in labour with first child
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in labour and in hospital to give birth to her first child.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 04:12:07 +1000
May faces down pro-EU rebel legislators to win Brexit vote
The crucial vote keeps the divided government's plans to end more than 40 years of British partnership with the European Union on track.

The Age

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Shorten veers left on treaty, boats
Bill Shorten has sparked a political storm over sudden policy moves that appeal to the Labor Left.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Course set for vote failure
Progressive politics is close to killing off the worthy idea of constitutional recognition of the indigenous peoples.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Labor props up budget with raids
Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has ordered sweeping raids to prop up the cash-strapped state’s ailing budget.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Fears over Brexit wipe $30bn
Shares fell yesterday, wiping more than $30 billion in value, as investors braced for a British vote to leave the EU.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:15:00 GMT
‘Dole destiny’ for STEM grads
Efforts to increase the number of people studying science and maths are wrongheaded, says Productivity Commission.

The Australian

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Shorten veers left on treaty, boats
Bill Shorten has sparked a political storm over sudden policy moves that appeal to the Labor Left.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Course set for vote failure
Progressive politics is close to killing off the worthy idea of constitutional recognition of the indigenous peoples.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Labor props up budget with raids
Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has ordered sweeping raids to prop up the cash-strapped state’s ailing budget.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Fears over Brexit wipe $30bn
Shares fell yesterday, wiping more than $30 billion in value, as investors braced for a British vote to leave the EU.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:15:00 GMT
‘Dole destiny’ for STEM grads
Efforts to increase the number of people studying science and maths are wrongheaded, says Productivity Commission.

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